Bug#265016: d-i RC1=> keyboard and language not pass to second phase / video / wrong kernel
uname -a: Linux debianathlon17 2.4.26-1-k7 #1 Thu Jul 22 13:24:02 JST 2004 i686
Method: Installed from full CD images downloaded from jigdo area. Installed inside a
lan with dhcp, transparent proxy. Wiped all disk. Used simple install, least amount of
questions, all defaults where possible.
Machine: generic AMD Athlon 1.7+, all onboard
Processor: AMD Athlon 1.7+
Memory: 128 MB shared with video
Root Device: IDE 30 GB
Root Size/partition table:
# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
# <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass>
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
/dev/hda1 / reiserfs defaults 0 1
/dev/hda5 /home reiserfs defaults 0 2
/dev/hda6 none swap sw 0 0
/dev/hdd /media/cdrom0 iso9660 ro,user,noauto 0 0
/dev/fd0 /media/floppy0 auto rw,user,noauto 0 0
Output of lspci:
0000:00:00.0 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8361 [KLE133] Host Bridge
0000:00:01.0 PCI bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8361 [KLE133] AGP Bridge
0000:00:07.0 ISA bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C686 [Apollo Super South] (rev
0000:00:07.1 IDE interface: VIA Technologies, Inc.
VT82C586A/B/VT82C686/A/B/VT823x/A/C PIPC Bus Master IDE (rev 06)
0000:00:07.2 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1
Controller (rev 1a)
0000:00:07.3 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1
Controller (rev 1a)
0000:00:07.4 Bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C686 [Apollo Super ACPI] (rev 40)
0000:00:07.5 Multimedia audio controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C686 AC97
Audio Controller (rev 50)
0000:00:0f.0 Ethernet controller: Linksys NC100 Network Everywhere Fast Ethernet
10/100 (rev 11)
0000:01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Trident Microsystems CyberBlade/i1
Base System Installation Checklist:
Initial boot worked: [O]
Configure network HW: [O]
Config network: [O]
Detect CD: [O]
Load installer modules: [O]
Detect hard drives: [O]
Partition hard drives: [O]
Create file systems: [O]
Mount partitions: [O]
Install base system: [O]
Install boot loader: [O]
[O] = OK, [E] = Error (please elaborate below), [ ] = didn't try it
The installer went smoothly across first phase. With a dhcp network, it is a breeze.
(well, it is my fourth install using d-i). I suggest to change order of some menu defaults
in order to avoid newbie troubles at the partitioner. The install was a "show" to some
coworkers and some of them worried about the defaults allowing disk wiping ("hey, I
will want to keep my windoze at another partition!") .
The d-i installed kernel i386 instead of k7.
The second phase was a bit tricky. The installer did not detect the Trident onboard
chipset. Used Vesa. Nor the hsync and vsync limits of an old LG studioworks 45i
monitor. I tried a "medium" xfree install and forced a resolution and frequency.
The language settings was not properly carried to Xfree.
The gdm kept the brazilian portuguese and abnt2 keyboard layout only until the next
After the next reboot, it used english, ignoring new language settings.
Also, the opengl screensavers are not being installed (?)
The RC1 is a very nice installer overall, even for newbies.
Some improvements at usability (no "back" choice at most menus; and a study on
partitioning tool) and increasing hardware database and it will become a VERY good
Good work, d-i team!!
Andre Felipe Machado