Accepted debian-installer 20041118ubuntu2 (source)

Colin Watson cjwatson at
Tue Nov 23 14:40:22 CST 2004

On Tue, Nov 23, 2004 at 08:25:02PM +0000, Colin Watson wrote:
>  debian-installer (20041118ubuntu2) hoary; urgency=low
>  .
>    * Remove discover from the initrds and rely entirely on hotplug. Let's see
>      how much this breaks ...

I expect this to make the installer extremely unstable and possibly
unusable for a while on a variety of hardware. We may well need a number
of kernel patches to make sure that hotplug detects everything that
discover did, and almost certainly further code changes in the vicinity
of ddetect. Framebuffer problems at boot time are a distinct
possibility, and annoyingly hard to reproduce. Also, I believe that the
d-i feature of allowing you to supply module parameters in expert mode
no longer works, since hotplug loads modules directly and it's
fundamentally very difficult to hook into this; ideas welcome.

Still, better to get the breakage in early ...


Colin Watson                                    [cjwatson at]

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