On Mon, 17 Mar 2014 03:32:41 +0100 Cyril Brulebois <k...@debian.org> wrote:
> I suspect the following happens:
>  - when booting on non-virtio cdrom, udebs are detected on the cdrom
>    and/or on the network, loaded, and the virtio-modules kernel udeb is
>    then loaded, and non-cdrom resources work fine (nic, hard disk).
>  - when booting with virtio cdrom, the relevant module hasn't been put
>    in the initramfs, so cdrom isn't detected at all, and game over.

Richard just ran into this again.

> I suspect all we need is to add virtio-modules-${kernel:Version} to
> pkg-lists/cdrom/<arch>.cfg files. Quoting for example the amd64 one:

I agree.  This should be done for at least amd64 and i386.  It is
probably sensible for all architectures where virtio-modules is built.

> I haven't played much with virtio myself, but I could probably provide
> you with an amd64 netinst image for test purposes. Do you want to
> perform some tests?

I can test this easily.


Ben Hutchings
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