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Re: network install hang

On Fri, 2002-02-15 at 03:24, Chris Tillman wrote:
> 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.
> 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.

For a "hard" crash like this, the bug should be against the appropriate
kernel-image package.  I doubt that there is anything the boot-floppies
themselves can do about the problem.


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