Bug#241009: marked as done ([powerpc] [beta3] [CD] success, hang on reboot, other minor problems)
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Version: d-i beta3; cdrom images, http install
Debian-installer-version: beta3, March 29th
uname -a: Linux cricket 2.6.5-rc2-ben0 #1 Tue Mar 30 00:12:29 PST 2004 ppc GNU/Linux
Date: March 30th, ~8pm
Method: CDROM bootstrap, HTTP install, Squid proxy
Machine: Powerbook G4 (Titanium IV)
Processor: 1GHz 7455
Root Device: /dev/hda11
Root Size/partition table:
cricket:~# fdisk -l /dev/hda
# type name length base ( size ) system
/dev/hda1 Apple_partition_map Apple 63 @ 1 ( 31.5k) Partition map
/dev/hda2 Apple_Driver43 Macintosh 56 @ 64 ( 28.0k) Driver 4.3
/dev/hda3 Apple_Driver43 Macintosh 56 @ 120 ( 28.0k) Driver 4.3
/dev/hda4 Apple_Driver_ATA Macintosh 56 @ 176 ( 28.0k) Unknown
/dev/hda5 Apple_Driver_ATA Macintosh 56 @ 232 ( 28.0k) Unknown
/dev/hda6 Apple_FWDriver Macintosh 512 @ 288 (256.0k) Unknown
/dev/hda7 Apple_Driver_IOKit Macintosh 512 @ 800 (256.0k) Unknown
/dev/hda8 Apple_Patches Patch Partition 512 @ 1312 (256.0k) Unknown
/dev/hda9 Apple_Bootstrap bootstrap 1600 @ 1824 (800.0k) NewWorld bootblock
/dev/hda10 Apple_UNIX_SVR2 swap 1048576 @ 3424 (512.0M) Linux swap
/dev/hda11 Apple_UNIX_SVR2 root 20971520 @ 1052000 ( 10.0G) Linux native
/dev/hda12 Apple_UNIX_SVR2 home 57166768 @ 22023520 ( 27.3G) Linux native
/dev/hda13 Apple_HFS MacOS 9 2097152 @ 79190288 ( 1.0G) HFS
/dev/hda14 Apple_HFS MacOS X 35922792 @ 81287440 ( 17.1G) HFS
/dev/hda15 Apple_Free Extra 8 @ 117210232 ( 4.0k) Free space
/dev/hda12 held back for cryptofs, not used during install
Output of lspci:
0000:00:0b.0 Host bridge: Apple Computer Inc. UniNorth 1.5 AGP
0000:00:10.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon R250 Lf [Radeon Mobility 9000 M9] (rev 01)
0001:01:0b.0 Host bridge: Apple Computer Inc. UniNorth 1.5 PCI
0001:01:17.0 Class ff00: Apple Computer Inc. KeyLargo Mac I/O (rev 03)
0001:01:18.0 USB Controller: Apple Computer Inc. KeyLargo USB
0001:01:19.0 USB Controller: Apple Computer Inc. KeyLargo USB
0001:01:1a.0 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCI1410 PC card Cardbus Controller (rev 02)
0002:06:0b.0 Host bridge: Apple Computer Inc. UniNorth 1.5 Internal PCI
0002:06:0e.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Lucent Microelectronics FW323
0002:06:0f.0 Ethernet controller: Apple Computer Inc. UniNorth GMAC (Sun GEM) (rev 01)
Base System Installation Checklist:
Initial boot worked: [O]
Configure network HW: [O]
Config network: [O]
Detect CD: [ ]
Load installer modules: [O]
Detect hard drives: [O]
Partition hard drives: [ ]
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
Summary: successful install. The worst problem was a hang on the reboot.
Only small quibbles otherwise.
Booted off CD made from sarge "cdrom" images, via OF. Made some mistakes
laying out the CD fs (put yaboot and friends in a subdir and blessed that, but
the resulting CD couldn't be booted; had to tell OF what bootloader to use. I
suggest the PPC installation manual mention how to use the OF 'dir' command,
since it's not that self-explanatory.
No significant issues at all on initial pass through the installer. DHCPed,
pulled base over http with Squid proxy. Found the partition tool somewhat
confusing -- there wasn't an option for "I've already done the partitioning,"
and I was leery of writing a partition table I hadn't edited. Worked out
On first boot of base system, had a soft-hang at module load time right after
"Detecting hardware:" was displayed. Sleep light (used as HDD activity light
in that kernel) was steady-on. Capslock worked, but no tty response.
Rebooted, system came up just fine with a "device or resource busy" complaint
from the parport_pc module (not even germane to this arch, I thought.)
CDROM was detected, but it was the yaboot CD I've made, so the installer
declined it. I suggest the "this is not a Debian CD" be revised to something
a bit more specific like "this is not a Debian Installation CD."
Was confused by GECOS configuration for root, which didn't mention that the
name being solicited was for root, not the initial user; I entered my own name
since I thought I was being prompted for the initial user GECOS in advance.
Didn't install popularity-contest because it's a laptop and sporadically
connected. dpkg installed it anyway (urg.) A novice user would be confused
by the fact that after declining popcon, dpkg still says "Unpacking
popularity-contest..." and "Setting up popularity-contest...," especially if
they've never seen dpkg before to know that it always does that.
-- System Information:
Debian Release: testing/unstable
APT prefers unstable
APT policy: (500, 'unstable')
Architecture: powerpc (ppc)
Kernel: Linux 2.6.5-rc2-ben0
Locale: LANG=C, LC_CTYPE=C
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We are closing this installation report for one of the following
- it was reported with a pre-lenny version of Debian
- indications in the installation report give the feeling that
the reported problem waslying in another software, unrelated to
D-I, which we can't easily identify.
- indications in the installation report suggest that it may have been
fixed in a more recent version of a D-I component
- it was successful and we forgot closing it..:-)
- it has no information we consider useful
The D-I team is currently in the process of cleaning out the old spool
of installation reports that haven't bene processed yet.
In case you think that the problem you reported has chances to be
still present, please reiterate your installation test with
a more recent image of D-I, if you're in position of doing this.
You'll find daily builds at
http://www.debian.org/devel/debian-installer. We recommend you choose
the netboot image, in the "daily builds section", then choose to
install "squeeze" when prompted.
If some problems are found, please report them with a new bug sent
Many thanks for your understanding and your help improving Debian,
past and present.
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