Package: installation-reports INSTALL REPORT Debian-installer-version: ISO dated Oct 26 from http://gluck.debian.org/cdimage/testing/netinst/i386/daily/sarge-i386-netinst.iso uname -a: Linux localhost 2.4.22-1-386 #9 Sat Oct 4 14:30:39 EST 2003 i686 GNU/Linux Date: Mon Oct 27 13:31 ish AEDT Method: Boot from CD Machine: Noname IDE PC, MSI mainboard, DVD drive, GeForce2 MX Processor: Pentium IV, 1.5 Ghz Memory: 256M Root Device: IDE, 40 Gb disk jumpered to 32 Gb, whole disk available for installation Root Size/partition table: Disk /dev/hda: 33.8 GB, 33820286976 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 4111 cylinders Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/hda1 * 1 62 497983+ 83 Linux /dev/hda2 63 124 498015 82 Linux swap /dev/hda3 125 4111 32025577+ 8e Linux LVM Output of lspci: 00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corp. 82845 845 (Brookdale) Chipset Host Bridge (rev 03) 00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corp. 82845 845 (Brookdale) Chipset AGP Bridge (rev 03) 00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corp. 82801BA/CA/DB/EB PCI Bridge (rev 12) 00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corp. 82801BA ISA Bridge (LPC) (rev 12) 00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corp. 82801BA IDE U100 (rev 12) 00:1f.2 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801BA/BAM USB (Hub #1) (rev 12) 00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corp. 82801BA/BAM SMBus (rev 12) 00:1f.4 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801BA/BAM USB (Hub #2) (rev 12) 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV11 [GeForce2 MX/MX 400] (rev b2) 03:00.0 Multimedia audio controller: Ensoniq ES1370 [AudioPCI] (rev 01) 03:01.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corp. 82557/8/9 [Ethernet Pro 100] (rev 08) 03:02.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Texas Instruments TSB12LV23 IEEE-1394 Controller Base System Installation Checklist: Initial boot worked: [O] Configure network HW: [O] Config network: [E] Detect CD: [O] Load installer modules: [O] Detect hard drives: [O] Partition hard drives: [E] Create file systems: [E] Mount partitions: [O] Install base system: [O] Install boot loader: [O] Reboot: [O] [O] = OK, [E] = Error (please elaborate below), [ ] = didn't try it Comments/Problems: Last time I tried an image, I had the choice of ext3 (and I think ReiserFS). Today I only had ext2. Post d-i, my network was totall unconfigured. /etc/network/interfaces had just the top comment lines in it. The installer was very persistent about asking about autopartitioning, to the point where it really started to piss me off. I would have thought it best to ask whether to autopartition or manually partition at the start, and then never ask again, whereas I was asked about autopartitioning shortly after completing a manual partition, which I thought was a bit screwy. I'm pretty sure last time I tried, I also had the choice of grub or lilo. Today, it was lilo or nothing. Also, when it came to filesystems, what I wanted, was a root partition (with an ext3 filesystem on it) a swap partition and everything else as logical volumes. I note that the installer seems vaguely aware of LVM, but doesn't seem to prompt to create any logical volumes. It thinks an LVM partition has a filesystem on it and then talks about mounting it and whatnot. Finally, for a netinst CD, I was somewhat surprised to find it had base packages on it. I was expecting to have to download that with APT...
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