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Bug#204533: marked as done (kbd-chooser needs hardware detected before it can find the "usb" keyboard in vmware)

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uname -a: Linux localhost 2.4.21-3-k7 #1 Sun Jul 20 19:23:36 EST 2003 i686 GNU/Linux  
Date: Aug 7 11am PST

 Booted from cdimage on vmware workstation running on WinXP. Completed install using cdrom-retriever first, then net-retriever (debian.yorku.ca w/o proxy)

Machine: Vmware 4.0 workstation on AMD XP1700+ & 512MB RAM running WinXP

Processor: XP1700+

Memory: 512MB Ram

Root Device: vmware Virtual scsi device, physically hosted on an ide drive

Root Size/partition table:  
Disk /dev/sda: 4294 MB, 4294967296 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 522 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

   Device Boot    Start       End    Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sda1             1        32    257008+  83  Linux
/dev/sda2   *        33       522   3935925   83  Linux

Output of lspci:
[O] = OK, [E] = Error (please elaborate below), [ ] = didn't try it


<Description of the install, in prose, and any thoughts, comments
      and ideas you had during the initial install.>

00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corp. 440BX/ZX/DX - 82443BX/ZX/DX Host bridge (rev 01)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corp. 440BX/ZX/DX - 82443BX/ZX/DX AGP bridge (rev 01)
00:07.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corp. 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 ISA (rev 08)
00:07.1 IDE interface: Intel Corp. 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 IDE (rev 01)
00:07.2 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 USB
00:07.3 Bridge: Intel Corp. 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 ACPI (rev 08)
00:0f.0 VGA compatible controller: VMWare Inc: Unknown device 0405
00:10.0 SCSI storage controller: BusLogic BT-946C (BA80C30) [MultiMaster 10] (rev 01)
00:11.0 Ethernet controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] 79c970 [PCnet32 LANCE] (rev 10)
00:12.0 Multimedia audio controller: Ensoniq ES1371 [AudioPCI-97] (rev 02)

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:       [e]
Install base system:    [o]
Install boot loader:    [o]
Reboot:                 [o]

[e] error
[o] ok
[ ] didn't try it


kbd-chooser's postinst exited with status 35584, but after running 'detect hardware and load kernel modules' it worked fine and detected vmware's usb keyboard

configure static network causes a "SCIOADDRT: File exists" error when reconfiguring an eth0 device that was already activated using the same method. Manually bringing down eth0 allowed the device to be activated normally using the "configure static network" module.

cfdisk (both versions) crashed and complained that a slang lib wasn't loaded. Workaround was to use fdisk on a spare consolee

once net-retriever was chosen, subsequent selections of the cdrom-retriever method were ignored until the system was rebooted and the install process restarted

on reboot I did wind up being able to install using cdrom-retriever for the base install and then net-retriever

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Ok I'm closing this bug.

Neither the maintainer nor submitter have vmware to confirm it exists.
vmware is not a supported target for kbd-chooser anyway.
I believe it is due to a period when usb-discover was not present on the
d-i images; this has been rectified.

If anyone can reproduce this bug, please feel free to reopen.

Alastair McKinstry

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