On Thu, Apr 05, 2018 at 03:40:55AM +0200, Adam Borowski wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 04, 2018 at 08:06:10PM -0400, Hendrik Boom wrote:
> > I hope fixing this doesn't disable the CDROM and that ascii or jessie 
> > will still install from a CDROM when you *have* a CDROM.
> 
> Ascii and Jessie are Stretch and Jessie respectively, both of which have CD
> as the _primary_ install method (USB storage being just dumb wasteful
> emulation that doesn't allow any goodies a writeable medium would allow).
> There are no plans to change this for Buster, either.
> 
> On the other hand, I for one haven't owned a machine equipped with a CD
> drive in like a decade (and DVD or BD: never), although I do have a few
> drives in the junk pile, briefly attached one last year to help a relative
> to sort through old stuff.  CD/DVD/BD drives are hardware that's already
> rare and will become unheard of very shortly.
> 
> > My machine's USB has died.
> 
> Then how do you attach peripherals?  New boxes don't tend to come with a
> PS2 port anymore.

It's an old machine with a PS2 port.  I've been planning to replace it 
with a modern system, but I can't bring myself to buy a machine with 
malware known to be built into the hardware.

That leaves very slim pickings.

-- hendrik
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