Call for Release Candidate testing (again)

Matthew Garrett mjg59 at
Sat Apr 21 00:21:06 UTC 2007

On Sat, Apr 21, 2007 at 08:09:04AM +0800, Wenzhuo Zhang wrote:
> Matthew Garrett wrote:
> > No, I don't think that the ordering of devices is a bug - the bug is 
> > that we're assuming that the Linux device ordering bears some sort of 
> > relation to the Bios device ordering, which is simply not true. Further, 
> Perhaps it is not a bug as far as the kernel is concerned; but it is
> definitely a bug in the context of Ubuntu installer, because it will
> result in unbootable systems for desktops with add-on PCI IDE controller
> cards.

Like I said, that has nothing whatsoever to do with the device ordering 
in the kernel. What's relevant is the BIOS drive ordering, and it's 
necessary for the installer to use that information rather than assuming 
that the kernel drive ordering bears any relation to it.

Matthew Garrett | mjg59 at

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