Bug 3196 - install only mounts from fd0 for supp. disks
install only mounts from fd0 for supp. disks
Status: CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: installer (Show other bugs)
6.0
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Matt Wilson
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Reported: 1999-06-01 14:44 EDT by chris
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-07-07 12:33:50 EDT
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Description chris 1999-06-01 14:44:53 EDT
I have a new Winbook XL2 notebook which has a ATAPI LS-120
Superdisk floppy (120 MB and compatible with 1.44 MB).  It
does not have a traditional floppy drive (kernel bootup msg:
"floppy0: no floppy controllers found").

It can boot off the bootnet floppy fine, but if I want to do
an install that requires a supplemental disk (e.g., network
install that requires PCMCIA devices), install will ONLY
attempt to mount /dev/fd0, never /dev/hdd, which was the
original boot device.  A simple fix would be, upon failure
to mount fd0, to ask the user to mount from a list of
detected devices.
Comment 1 Jay Turner 1999-07-07 12:33:59 EDT
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 106 ***

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