Bug#340776: Installation report debian-testing-i386-netinst.iso downloaded 22 Nov 2005
On Saturday 26 November 2005 11:40, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> I think that immediately after the first re-boot I was either asked
> for a password or was presented with a prompt.
If base-config is not run automatically, that means that the final bit of
the first stage of the installation was not completed correctly.
This means you basically have a system in an unknown state on which all
kinds of errors can happen.
>From your original report...
> I cannot remember if grub offered an alternative point to /dev/hda
> but that is where the boot sector went. (not sure if I also installed
> LILO to sda at this point, probably not)
grub-installer asks if you wish to install to "the master boot sector of
the first harddisk". If you answer no there, you can enter a different
> Rebooted. All seemed to go well. I mounted the old /dev/hda1 and copied
> config files for Bind and Apt.
This seems to be where things went wrong for you. Did you reboot yourself
(why) or did you correctly finish the installation?
> A search revealed that /dev/hda and /dev/hdd had disappeared,
> taking with them the /home directories at /dev/hda4. It appeared that
> the hard disk and DVD-ram were identified by the BIOS but possibly the
> module was not being loaded into the kernel.
Either that or there may be a conflict between the SATA and other IDE
drivers where the order in which drivers are loaded is important. You
will need to check the messages to console and maybe check the initrd to
see which it is.