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Bug#221046: bootfloppy-image, proxy, without CD

Package: installation-reports
Version: beta1 (2003-11-09)



Debian-installer-version: bootfloppy-image.img beta1 (timestamp of the
  images: 2003-11-09; downloaded today from

Date: 2003-11-16
Method: bootfloppy on a laptop with PCMCIA; PC has a CD drive, but I did not want to use it
Machine: Toshiba 740CDT (about 1998)
Processor: Pentium MMX 166 MHz
Memory: ca. 80MB
Root Device: should become IDE, but I did not reach the stage where this matters
Root Size/partition table: n/a
Output of lspci: n/a

Base System Installation Checklist:

Initial boot worked:    [ OK ]
Configure network HW:   [ OK ]
Config network:         [ OK ]
Detect CD:              [ E ]
Load installer modules: [ E ]
Detect hard drives:     [ ]
Partition hard drives:  [ ]
Create file systems:    [ ]
Mount partitions:       [ ]
Install base system:    [ ]
Install boot loader:    [ ]
Reboot:                 [ ]


As soon as the installation routines had network access, they started
downloading lots of data from raff.debian.org. I consider it a bug
that it didn't give me a chance to configure a different server,
especially as I do have a slow internet connection but a proxy server
in the LAN. And I want to repeat the installation within LANs without
Internet access.

After that, the installation complained:

    Your installation CD could not be mounted. That probably means that
    the CD is not yet inserted. If that's the case, just insert it and
    don't perform the manual configuration; the CD mount will be
    re-tried. If your CD was already in the drive, there was another
    problem: try the manual CD configuration

    Perform manual CD configuration?     [Yes]     [No]

If I say "No", I just get the same screen again.

If I say "Yes", I get pulled into a dialog about CDROM modules and
devices that I'm not interested in. I want the thing to continue
downloading from the net without using the CD.

I find no way to go past this point in the dialog.


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