LiveCD or No LiveCD?

J. Greenlees lists at
Mon Feb 25 13:36:58 PST 2008

Alexander E. Patrakov wrote:
> Bruce Dubbs wrote:
>> we can look into updating it when a change makes it necessary.
> Sorry, this doesn't work. Such change may be artificially delayed to the last 
> moment before the release (as it was the case with ata_piix pretending to pick 
> up support for intel IDE controllers but actually failing for laptop drives with 
> a host-protected area). Nobody will test it, and the end result would be a 
> faulty CD that, e.g., doesn't boot at all or doesn't see a hard disk for a large 
> percentage of users.
Until two weeks ago I was short one power supply to test it on the
laptop. though I have never had the ata_piix bug actually show up.
[ gotta love having hardware die for laptops :( ]

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