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Re: network install hang

On Thu, Feb 14, 2002 at 02:06:38AM -0600, Bob McElrath wrote:
> I have tried to install debian woody from both floppy (2.4bf), and CD-ROM
> (netinst images: http://people.debian.org/~ieure/netinst/) and for two
> different machines the install hangs at a random point in the install.  I have
> repeated this probably 20 times.  The install does not finish, but crashes when
> installing packages (and never at the same point).
> By "crash" I mean the system is unresponsive to interrupts (can't ping,
> keyboard lights don't flash when you hit numlock).  i.e. it looks like a hard
> kernel crash.
> One of the machines is an AMD K5-133, 24MB RAM, Diamond Stealth 64 video (VLB),
> aha1522 (ISA), ne2000 (isa), ide (unknown - ISA).  I have the root on a 100MB
> IDE drive, and /usr on a 4GB SCSI drive.  I was attempting a network install in
> all cases.
> The other machine is an AMD Athlon 1.4 GHz (via KT266 chipset), ATI Radeon
> video, IDE drives, via-rhine ethernet, also attempting a network install.
> Is this known?  I checked the bugs page but didn't see anything relevant.

There was some segfaulting reported recently, but that just causes the
installer to respawn. Can you boot with ' debug' added to your boot
arguments, then watch console 3 or 4?

A bug is certainly warranted.

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