Bug#275843: Installation report
Thank you for quick and helpful response.
On Sunday 10 October 2004 20:47, Joey Hess wrote:
> Peder Chr. Nørgaard wrote:
> > P1) D-i asks for "Start PC Card services?" three times during the
> > process - one would be more reasonable. The three times are during
> > "Detect and mount CD-ROM", "Detect Network Hardware" and "Detect
> > Hardware", respectively.
> This is a known problem, we've run out of time to fix it, although a fix
> is known.
> > P2) The four LAN cards have a different naming scheme
> > than under my old (very much updated, but currently
> > 2.6.8 based) debian. Old scheme was
> > eth0 - Realtek PCI card A
> > eth1 - Realtek PCI card B
> > eth2 - Cisco Aironet (mounted on PCI board)
> > eth3 - the on-board connection
> > New scheme is
> > eth0 - the on-board connection
> > eth1 - Realtek PCI card A
> > eth2 - Realtek PCI card B
> > eth3 - Cisco Aironet (mounted on PCI board)
> > - the new naming scheme is *also* there when I
> > boot the installed disk!
> > Of course I had to tell d-i to choose "eth1" as "primary
> > network interface" - that's where the cable to the world
> > sits.
> This is probably due to the hardware detection that is added to the boot
> process loading modules in a different order than on your old system. As
> long as d-i and the installed system match, we're satisfied.
Ah, I understand now. I was wondering why my two installations - the old and
new one - differed on this point. But that is probably because of
the /etc/modules file in the old installation - it started life in an early
kernel 2.4 and is now pretty heavily populated - that must the reason that
hardware detection gets result in different order on the old and new system.
The hardware detection result in the new system - where the kernel itself
decides the load module sequence based on hardware detection - is more
natural, so the change is allright with me.
> > P3) The partitioning of the disk goes just fine under debian-installer
> > - but "parted" (running under the installed system) is not satisfied:
> > "Warning: Unable to align partition properly. This probably means that
> > another
> > partitioning tool generated an incorrect partition table, because it
> > didn't have
> > the correct BIOS geometry. It is safe to ignore,but ignoring may cause
> > (fixable) problems with some boot loaders."
> > How is it that d-i produces a partition table that parted thinks is
> > incorrect?
> The 2.6 kernel reports disk geometry in a way that confused parted. This
> should have been fixed in parted version 1.6.11-6. We use that version
> in the installer, it's possible you installed an older version though.
I do use parted 1.6.11-6. The message I cited is from parted 1.6.11-6. The
BTS has a report (rated "minor") 250528 that describes this problem. There
is no indication in that bug report that the bug is fixed.
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