Bug#239133: marked as done ([m68k]  [hd-media] various prolems)
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regarding [m68k]  [hd-media] various prolems
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Debian-installer-version: <3/20/2004: http://people.debian.org/~smarenka/d-i/images-m68k/2004-03-20/mac/hd-media-vmlinuz-2.2.25-mac
uname -a: <Linux (none) 2.2.25-mac #1 Wed Mar 10 00:26:32 CET 2004 m68k unknown>
Date: <March 15, 2004 6:15 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.>
Method: Used hd-media kernel and copied the iso from 3/18/04 onto the macintosh hfs partition
What did you boot off?
I have 2 internal hard drives: sda, and sdb. I booted off sda and installed on sda.
Machine: <Macintosh Quadra 840AV>
Processor: Standard 68040 that came with the machine.
Memory: 64MB RAM
Root Device: < SCSI-Yes>
scsi : 1 host.
Vendor: SEAGATE Model: ST3600N Rev: 9422
Type: Direct-Access ANSI SCSI revision: 01 CCS
Detected scsi disk sda at scsi0, channel 0, id 0, lun 0
Vendor: SEAGATE Model: SX19171W Rev: 9D32
Type: Direct-Access ANSI SCSI revision: 02
Detected scsi disk sdb at scsi0, channel 0, id 1, lun 0
Vendor: SONY Model: CD-ROM CDU-8003A Rev: 1.9a
Detected scsi CD-ROM sr1 at scsi0, channel 0, id 4, lun 0
Root Size/partition table:
# type name length base ( size ) system
/dev/sda1 map Part Map 63 @ 1 (31.5k) Partition map
/dev/sda2 Drvr Driver_Parti 32 @ 64 (16.0k) Driver
/dev/sda3 HFS hktester 557160 @ 96 (272.1M) HFS
/dev/sda4 unix A/UX Root 251.3M
/dev/sda5 unix Swap 128M
/dev/sda6 unix USR file system 914M
/dev/sda7 unix USR file system 475M
Block size=512, Number of Blocks=1025920
# type name length base ( size ) system
/dev/sdb1 map Apple 63 @ 1 ( 31.5k) Partition map
/dev/sdb2 Dr43 Macintosh 54 @ 64 ( 27.0k) Driver 4.3
/dev/sdb3 Dr43 Macintosh 74 @ 118 ( 37.0k) Driver 4.3
/dev/sdb4 ???? Patch Partit 512 @ 192 (256.0k) Unknown
/dev/sdb5 HFS untitled 1228838 @ 704 (600.0M) HFS
/dev/sdb6 unix root 716800 @ 1229542 (350.0M) Linux native
/dev/sdb7 unix swap 262144 @ 1946342 (128.0M) Linux swap
/dev/sdb8 unix /usr 6553600 @ 2208486 ( 3.1G) Linux native
/dev/sdb9 unix /home 9021026 @ 8762086 ( 4.3G) Linux native
Block size=512, Number of Blocks=17783111
Output of lspci: bash: lspci: command not found
Base System Installation Checklist:
Initial boot worked: [O]
Configure network HW: [ ]
Config network: [ ]
Detect CD: [E] (had two scsi cds. Only a device for scd0 created, not for /dev/scd1
Load installer modules: [O]
Detect hard drives: [E] Does show 2nd hard drives eventually, but not until after partitioning first with mac-fdisk
Partition hard drives: [O]
Create file systems: [O]
Mount partitions: [O]
Install base system: [E] libgcrypt7 failed to lood off of dibase-m68k.iso 3-1804 This effectively halted the install process using this iso image which was on the hfs partition. Image mounted successfully as a loop device. I checked the /debian/pool/main/libg/libgcrypt directory: it shows 1 file libgcrypt1_1.1.12-4_m68k.deb
Install boot loader: [O]
[O] = OK, [E] = Error (please elaborate below), [ ] = didn't try it
<Description of the install, in prose, and any thoughts, comments
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When asked which drive I wanted to partition, only received the option to partition to sda. sdb did not show up. So I was directed to mac-fdisk for /dev/sda. Which I had previously partitioned. So I entered <q> for quit. I was then directed to set up drive sda. Sdb did not show up on the list of choices again. So I entered drive a. Now sdb shows up on the table with sda. I select the partitions and hit enter on the partition I want to enter. This seems to work ok.
This install was done with the new macintosh kernel and also tried with the regular nativehd-vmlinuz kernel. I believe Christian Steigies had installed the ext3 patch with this 2.2.25 kernel. I still was only offered the option of formatting the paritition as a ext2 partition. I guess I could have done this manually with the mkfs.ext3 command on another terminal. But the installer did not offer me that option.
This is just a suggestion.
[!!]Configure and mount partitions
When prompted with the list of partitions on the drives to setup to be formatted, I feel like I'm looking at a spreadsheet with no titles above the data types. If I didn't have a feel for what was going on, I certainly would have been confused. In fact, I was kind of skeptical about trying it for fear I might erase some partition. I notice that after entering a partition to be formatted and choosing a partition, then the name of the type of partition I chose shows up. I suggest 2 things: (1) names for the categories of data, and (2) a little more information on the Configure and mount partitions screen. The new installer is a big improvement over woody, but I feel it could be improved. Here's an example of what I would like to see:
Select a partition Partition size type mount point
/dev/sda n/a n/a
/dev/sda1 251 Mib ext2
The text says "This information shown is, in order: device name, size, file system, mount point."
This is helpful, but also somewhat confusing because the mount point does not show up until afterwards. I understood what was going on afterwards. But with a little more information, the installer would feel less intimidated. Here's some suggested text to insert:
Use your arrow keys to select a partition that you would like to format, hit the <enter> key to choose which type of filesystem you would like to use on this partition and the mount point. When you are finished configuring a partition, you will automatically return to this screen. When you are finished configuring your paritions, enter <Finish> to continue the installation process. Only the partitions that you configure for use will be used and formatted for your linux system. All other partitions will not be touched.
This information should educate the installer and help him to feel more comfortable with the configuration and mounting of his partitions.
This installer probably would have worked with the iso image, but for perhaps a badly named filename libgcrypt7, I'm guessing that it should have been libgcrypt1 ?
Also, I tried this install on a Quadra 605 with 36MB memory and received a message saying that I had very little memory. I should configure as soon as possible a swap partition to deal with the situation. Maybe at this point the debian installer should steal some of knoppix procedure when it discovers a "low" memory situation.
Prompt the user: "Would you like to set up a swap paritition now for use now?" And guide the user in setting up a swap partition for use during the install.
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