On Fri, Sep 18, 1998 at 07:06:16PM +0100, Charles Briscoe-Smith wrote: > >> 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. > > Oh, I see. Still, it would be good to be able to automatically tailor > the defaults to the system at install time, wouldn't it? This is possible with the same method the install finds a CD now I think. If I'm wrong about that, forgive me I just woke up. > >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. > > I don't know about SCSI, but IDE information seems fairly complete. > You can tell which devices are available, and whether they're floppy, > cdrom, tape or disk; that should be enough to offer sensible defaults. > For other stuff, you're probably right, and I was being too optimistic. > But then, given that we already have /proc/sys/dev/cdrom/info, I would > hope that it will be matched by similar files for the other possible > device types. But I suppose that won't happen before 2.2, will it? There's much less SCSI info it seems.
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