Re: deb install report
--- Joey Hess <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Sándor Bárány wrote:
> "After the hardware detection, the install loads the
> frame buffer module (even there was a vga=normal
> parameter specified on the kernel line), which fails
> (the hardware is so old, there is no frame buffer
> support). This causes a loop"
> > Debian-installer-version:
> > sarge-i386-netinst-iso from a mirror of the
> November 11th version
> That's very old, and it would be better to use the
> daily builds. In
> particular, the current images have documented,
> working ways to turn off
> the frame buffer.
It may be old, but I think that even the recent builds
seem to have a bug that affected Bárány. The installer
seems to filter out some of the parameters that are
passed at the boot prompt, even though they are
standard-issue, documented kernel parameters. In
Bárány's case, the ignored parameter was vga=normal.
In my case, it was ide=nodma. IMHO, filtering
parameters like this is a good path to frustration.
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