Debian Bug report logs - #377263
[NEW FEATURE] Option to avoid floppy devices while probing

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Package: parted; Maintainer for parted is Parted Maintainer Team <parted-maintainers@lists.alioth.debian.org>; Source for parted is src:parted.

Reported by: Frans Pop <elendil@planet.nl>

Date: Fri, 7 Jul 2006 16:18:01 UTC

Severity: wishlist

Tags: d-i

Fixed in version 2.3-14

Done: Phillip Susi <psusi@ubuntu.com>

Bug is archived. No further changes may be made.

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Report forwarded to debian-bugs-dist@lists.debian.org, Debian Install System Team <debian-boot@lists.debian.org>:
Bug#377242; Package partman-base. Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Frans Pop <elendil@planet.nl>:
New Bug report received and forwarded. Copy sent to Debian Install System Team <debian-boot@lists.debian.org>. Full text and rfc822 format available.

Message #5 received at submit@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Frans Pop <elendil@planet.nl>
To: submit@bugs.debian.org
Subject: parted_devices: should not list floppy devices
Date: Fri, 07 Jul 2006 17:50:59 +0200
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Package: partman-base
Version: 90

Since the switch to 2.6 with udev, partman lists floppy disks as valid 
targets for installation (if the floppy module is loaded).

The change seems to be that before we only had /dev/floppy/*, while we now 
also have /dev/fd0. Apparently parted_devices includes the latter when 
scanning for devices:

# ls -l /dev/fd0
lrwxrwxrwx    1 root   root         8 Jul  7 09:50 /dev/fd0 -> floppy/0

# parted_devices
/dev/scsi/h0st0/bus0/target0/disc  2147483648  VMware, ...
/dev/floppy/0  1474560 Unknown

Moving /dev/fd0 out of the way gets rid of the floppy line:
# mv /dev/fd0 /dev/fd0.sv
# parted_devices
/dev/scsi/h0st0/bus0/target0/disc  2147483648  VMware, ...

I think floppy devices should be suppressed as they are not valid targets 
for installation.
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Information forwarded to debian-bugs-dist@lists.debian.org, Debian Install System Team <debian-boot@lists.debian.org>:
Bug#377242; Package partman-base. Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Frans Pop <elendil@planet.nl>:
Extra info received and forwarded to list. Copy sent to Debian Install System Team <debian-boot@lists.debian.org>. Full text and rfc822 format available.

Message #10 received at 377242@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Frans Pop <elendil@planet.nl>
To: 377242@bugs.debian.org, control@bugs.debian.org
Cc: parted@packages.debian.org
Subject: Re: Bug#377242: parted_devices: should not list floppy devices
Date: Fri, 07 Jul 2006 19:07:41 +0200
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clone 377242 -1
reassign -1 parted
retitle -1 [NEW FEATURE] Option to avoid floppy devices while probing
severity -1 wishlist
thanks

On Friday 07 July 2006 17:50, Frans Pop wrote:
> Since the switch to 2.6 with udev, partman lists floppy disks as valid
> targets for installation (if the floppy module is loaded).
>
> The change seems to be that before we only had /dev/floppy/*, while we
> now also have /dev/fd0. Apparently parted_devices includes the latter
> when scanning for devices:

parted_devices calls ped_device_probe_all() which by default probes all 
disc devices. It would be nice if, for debian-installer, we had the 
option to exclude floppy devices from the probe.

See partman-base bug reports #377242 and #373594 for background.
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Bug 377242 cloned as bug 377263. Request was from Frans Pop <elendil@planet.nl> to control@bugs.debian.org. Full text and rfc822 format available.

Bug reassigned from package `partman-base' to `parted'. Request was from Frans Pop <elendil@planet.nl> to control@bugs.debian.org. Full text and rfc822 format available.

Changed Bug title. Request was from Frans Pop <elendil@planet.nl> to control@bugs.debian.org. Full text and rfc822 format available.

Severity set to `wishlist' from `normal' Request was from Frans Pop <elendil@planet.nl> to control@bugs.debian.org. Full text and rfc822 format available.

Blocking bugs added: 377263 Request was from Frans Pop <elendil@planet.nl> to control@bugs.debian.org. Full text and rfc822 format available.

Blocking bugs added: 377263 Request was from Frans Pop <elendil@planet.nl> to control@bugs.debian.org. Full text and rfc822 format available.

Tags added: d-i Request was from Frans Pop <elendil@planet.nl> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Wed, 11 Apr 2007 17:27:08 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Reply sent to Phillip Susi <psusi@ubuntu.com>:
You have taken responsibility. (Fri, 20 Dec 2013 02:39:05 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Notification sent to Frans Pop <elendil@planet.nl>:
Bug acknowledged by developer. (Fri, 20 Dec 2013 02:39:05 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Message #29 received at 377263-done@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Phillip Susi <psusi@ubuntu.com>
To: 377263-done@bugs.debian.org
Subject: [NEW FEATURE] Option to avoid floppy devices while probing
Date: Thu, 19 Dec 2013 21:35:45 -0500
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Version: 2.3-14

The floppy drive is now ignored in 2.3-14.
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Bug archived. Request was from Debbugs Internal Request <owner@bugs.debian.org> to internal_control@bugs.debian.org. (Fri, 17 Jan 2014 07:31:31 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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