Bug#556906: Net-install (i386, build of November 8) fails on Dell Optiplex 360
On Wed, Nov 18, 2009 at 5:42 AM, jim <email@example.com> wrote:
>  The USB keyboard is detected correctly in the BIOS and in the initial
> boot menu, but becomes unavailable when the `Choose a Language' menu
> is presented. The installation can go no further.
> Tried booting with acpi=off but this made no difference
Can you still reproduce it with current dailies?
>  Tried the graphical install, but this failed right away, the following error
> message being flashed repeatedly to the console:
> Gdk-CRITICAL **: gdk_drawable_set_colormap: assertion `cmap == NULL ||
> gdk_drawable_get_depth (drawable) == `cmap->visual->depth' failed
Yes; we know about this and we have already reported it. Look at #557387
>  Tried changing USB-related settings in BIOS (limited); no difference
>  Tried build of Sept 6th 2009: same problem
>  Tried build of Aug 1st 2009: got as far as the boot menu, chose Install; the
> system then froze with this message on the console:
> (process:1047): INFO: kbd-mode: setting console mode to Unicode (UTF-8)
>  Went back to the official 5.3 installer and did not encounter the problemt
This looks to be a kernel issue and would be nice to try latest
version of d-i to see if it happens or not.
Mind to retest it?
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