On Thu, Sep 17, 1998 at 03:05:39PM +0100, Charles Briscoe-Smith wrote: > >> (This system is kind of similar to the Windows driver installation > >> system, although hopefully we can avoid the constant "where is your > >> Win95 CD, where is your driver CD, where is your Win95 CD..." routine). > > > >possible-devices: /dev/hdc /dev/sdb /dev/sdc /dev/sde > > But then, this won't catch my cdrom drive, which is on /dev/hda. > (/dev/hdb is a floppy, and /dev/hdc is my hard disk.) And some people > will have their cdrom in more obscure places still. Um. That above was a config file line you set containing devices you have which may contain mountables with Debian dists on them---ie anything bigger than a floppy drive might qualify. > Linux 2.2 should improve the situation tremendously, though; /proc in > 2.1 gives a huge amount of information about the system. You can, for > example, find all the cdrom drives on the system by looking in > /proc/sys/dev/cdrom/, and can identify and classify other ide drives by > looking in /proc/ide/hd?/. This would be the -right- way to do it, and > far better than using a static list. > > If the rescue disk's installer could be modified to use all this > information, it could really improve the install process. 2.1.x does not give me all the info I want on the IDE and SCSI systems. I wanna be able to with /proc find where a Zip drive is. Or rather, any IDE or SCSI removable device and what /dev/?d? device is connected to it.
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