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Bug#182436: marked as done (some small problems with debian-installer)

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From: Fabio Massimo Di Nitto <fabbione@fabbione.net>
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Subject: some small problems with debian-installer
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Package: installation
Version: CVS 25/02/2003 (not installed)
Severity: normal

Hi all,
	probably some of these small problems are known and sorry in
case of duplicated information.

I did built d-i from today CVS and noticed this:

- hostname at reboot is localhost (Im sure this is an old problem)
  even if specified differently during the installation.
  /etc/hosts is indeed correct.

- for kernel 2.4.19 are missing modules/userland utils. An example is
  evms. It is possible to install the userland but not load any module.
  That makes the userland useless.

- on the console (busybox) a number of commands do not work.
  ex: ifconfig, modprobe. keep printing the enabled functions in

- at d-i modules selection time number 18) is missing a description
  i hope to remember correctly that was 18 but anyway it just claim:
  18) for debian-installer

- lilo config should be regenarated after the first reboot with a more
  "commented" one.

- mkswap is enabled in busybox but it is still not possible (if not by
  hand) to create a swap partition automatically.

Then i made some experiments using kernel-2.4.20 to install changing
of course the version in the Makefile and in order to make it fitting on
the disk i dropped the isapnp card support (no need for my laptop).
Well of course the first problem is the size. 1 floppy is not enough.
It arises the same problem of kernel modules/userland utilities
(this time for lvm as well). The installer anyway cannot go further the
"partition harddisk". It looks like it cannot find the partitions even
if they are there. I was not able to force it to proceed even mounting
the partitions by hand.

Thanks to everyone. except from this small things I had a really good
feeling using it. Congratulations for your great job guys!


-- System Information:
Debian Release: testing/unstable
Architecture: i386
Kernel: Linux trider-g7 2.4.19 #3 Tue Oct 8 19:33:41 CEST 2002 i686

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Date: Thu, 27 Feb 2003 15:44:13 -0800
From: Matt Kraai <kraai@alumni.cmu.edu>
To: 182436-done@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Re: Bug#182436: some small problems with debian-installer
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On Wed, Feb 26, 2003 at 08:28:55AM +0100, Fabio Massimo Di Nitto wrote:
> On Tue, 25 Feb 2003, Fabio Massimo Di Nitto wrote:
> > > Did you download busybox-cvs-udeb?  It is missing ifconfig, lsmod,
> > > and route.  modprobe should be provided by either modutils-basic
> > > or modutils-full.
> >
> > Im farly sure i did not use the cvs version but i remember that lsmod was
> > another one. I can't reproduce it now, you will have to wait tomorrow when
> > i will be back at work and then i can give all the information you need if
> > these are not enough.
> >
> > Fabio
> >
> Hi,
>    I did recheck this morning again. I confirm that the default downloaded
> and installed buxybox and in fact i cannot reproduce the problem. My
> qyestion is then why it did install busybox-cvs yesterday? Im sure 1000% i
> did only press q at the selection and nothing more (I was kinda in a
> hurry to get my laptop back up and running). Installing busybox-cvs
> in fact gives the problem and i confirm the 3 commands that do not work
> are ifconfig, lsmod, route.
> Any idea? I will keep the floppy and the cvs source untouched so that i
> can reproduce in case. Let me know if you need more info.

I'm closing this because it was probably caused by loading the
busybox-cvs udeb.  If you can reproduce the problem (that is,
loading the udeb without selecting it), please reopen this


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