On Tue, Jun 04, 2019 at 09:07:44PM +0300, Mike Banon wrote:
At least some USB drives with a write protect switch (e.g. Netac U335) could report "MEDIUM NOT PRESENT" for a while if a write protect is enabled.
Broken hardware. Lovely.
Do not stop the initialization attempts after getting this, and the initialization will be successful - likely on a 2nd attempt.
That change may drastically increase boot time. If you have an empty cdrom drive connected to your machine seabios will poll the device for five seconds no matter what for no good reason instead of simply stopping because no cdrom is inserted.
So, no. Not going to happen. We need something else. I have no good idea how to handle that without a blacklist of known-broken devices though ...