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Re: live medium installer remounting medium

On Thu 04 May 2017 at 15:38:22 (-0500), Michael Milliman wrote:
> Hmm....I had a similar problem with the installer, though in my case I
> had put the installation DVD image on a thumb drive.  Everything worked
> fine up to a point.  Then I had to do something a little out of the
> ordinary and the same thing happened to me...it wanted to remount the
> the file system but tried to do so from /dev/sr0, assuming I guess that
> was where the medium was. It refused to remount from the thumb drive.  I
> suspect that this does need to be reported so that it can be
> addressed...It is way to late for me to do so as it was some time ago,
> and I haven't preserved enough information about the situation to be of
> much help in a bug report.

I'm trying to think back several years…

IIRC the debian-installer mounts installation media on /instmnt,
so what happens if, before you do whatever thing tries to remount
the fs, you first make a symlink called /instmnt which points to
the already mounted medium?

> On 05/04/2017 08:53 AM, Stefan Helmert wrote:
> > If I start from debian 8.7.1 live cd/dvd over pxe and nfs, everything is working fine. But clicking the installer desktop icon does nothing. This happens, because the installer tries to mount the medium again. It tries to mount /dev/sr0. But there is no /dev/srv0 because the medium is available as mounted nfs.
> > 
> > The installer should not mount the medium again. The medium is already mounted by the live system. I think this happens, because the developer of the live install medium thought: I take the install medium and the live medium and glue both together without any knowledge of each other.
> > 
> > I am right here to report this? Should I write in a bug tracker? where?


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