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Bug#211067: marked as done (Installation report on ThinkPad 600E)

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Debian-installer-version: 14-Sep-2003 16:15 116M

uname -a: Linux localhost 2.4.21-5-386 #1 Sun Aug 24 13:14:58 EST 2003 i686 GNU/Linux
Date: 2003-09-15
I've booted from an CDRW containing the above netinst.iso, no network because
of missing PCMCIA-Packages and therefore no proxy. 

Machine: IBM ThinkPad 600E
Processor: Mobile Pentium II, 366 Mhz
Memory: 128M
Root Device: IDE /dev/hda1
Root Size/partition table:  see below
Output of lspci: Sorry, no network, no floppy and far too long to cutnpaste by hand :)

Base System Installation Checklist:

Initial boot worked:    [O]
Configure network HW:   [ ] 
Config network:         [ ]
Detect CD:              [O]
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:    [E]
Reboot:                 [O]
[O] = OK, [E] = Error (please elaborate below), [ ] = didn't try it


Okay, here we go - step by step:
- booted with 'linux vga=791'
- Choose Language: Deutsch/Deutschland
  (many menupoints are still english. I guess this is known and more or less on
  whishlist :)
- Detect a keyboard and select layout: [de-latin1-nodeadkeys]
- Detect CDROM devices
- Load installer modules: cdrom-retriever, none chosen
  This list is fairly long and complicated for a newbie
  (but let's imagine I know what I am doing here... ;)
- Detect hardware and load kernel drivers for it (full version)
  loaded ide-scsi and scsi_mod additionally (checked using lsmod)
- switching to console 2 and running cfdisk returns "FATAL ERROR: Cannot open disk drive"?!?
  So I tried "automatically Partition Hard Drives (unsafe) which created 3 partitions:

  /dev/ide/host0/bus0/target0/lun0/part1 3810208+ Linux
  /dev/ide/host0/bus0/target0/lun0/part2 2487240  extended
  /dev/ide/host0/bus0/target0/lun0/part5 2487208+ Linux swap

  Since the / partition was created as ext2 and I want ext3 I rebooted and went
  through everything again - leaving out partitioning
- Configure and Mount Partitions
  - /dev/ide/host0/bus0/target0/lun0/part1 3.6 GiB ext3
  - Create ext3 file system
  - mount at /
  - /dev/ide/host0/bus0/target0/lun0/part5 2.4 GiB swap
  - Create swap space
  - Finish...
- Install the base system
- Install the kernel
  It's kinda irritating to see the "Automatically Partition Hard Drives
  (unsafe) here, but I guess, it's because I missed that point during the
  second installation. 
  But it shouldn't be there if I mounted partitions already?
  - debian-installer utility for creating fstab file
  - kernel-image-2.4.21-5-386
- Install GRUB on a hard disk
  ... 40%, ... ... ...
  (translated back from german:) Unable to install GRUB into (hd0)
  grub-installer's postinst exited with status 256
Okay, this didn't work, so let's try
- Install LILO on a hard disk
  (the grub-installer-screen flashed to the foreground for a second?)
  LILO is going to install a "Totoblock" (At least it's called Totoblock in the
  german translation?)
  - /dev/ide/host0/bus0/target0/lun0/disc
  (the grub-installer-screen flashed once more to the foreground - still at 40%)
  Warning: Unable to determine video adapter in use in the present system. 
  Added Linux *
- Finish the installation and reboot
  (once again the grub-installer-screen)

Disc gets ejected and I continue
- LILO boots
- I can shortly see a problem with missing PCMCIA-modules (which sucks on a
  notebook) before base-config starts
- base-config runs - but since it's not the installer I stop describing here

- switching to console2 shows that I still have an english keyboard-layout?
  BTW - I've just noticed that you can login as root/<no pword> before
  base-config did it's work :-(
- /root/dbootstrap_settings shows that languagechooser inserted LANG_INST,
  LANGUAGE_INST, kbd-chooser KEYBD and prebaseconfig SUITE variables. Those
  include the german keyboard-layout and language settings I've chosen, but 
  it's not being used?

Okay, so far for my report - waiting for the next netinst-image with PCMCIA
before testing again :-)


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Subject: grub-installer problems should be fixed now
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The problems in install-grub should be fixed in version 0.19, with the
code to update /target/etc/mtab.

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