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Bug#230717: install report



Package: installation-reports

INSTALL REPORT

Debian-installer-version: 03-Jan-2004, beta2(?) from
http://gluck.debian.org/cdimage/testing/netinst/i386/beta2/sarge-i386-netinst.iso
md5sum: 37e8b9ea4dfc487218c8f01cbc205de5  sarge-i386-netinst.iso

uname -a: Linux squish 2.4.22-1-386 #9 Sat Oct 4 14:30:39 EST 2003 i686 GNU/Linux
Date: Sun, 01 Feb 2004 20:26:20 -0800
Method: How did you install?  cdrom for initial install, network for finishing touches.
What did you boot off?  cdrom.
If network install, from where?  used http://ftp.us.debian.org on initial boot
Proxied? used squid proxy on another machine.

Machine: HP Pavilion 9694c
Processor: AMD Athalon 800MHz
Memory: 128MB
Root Device: IDE hard drive, 8GB
Root Size/partition table:  
/dev/hda3              3842408    295968   3351252   9% /
/dev/hda1                23300      5600     16497  26% /boot

Output of lspci:

00:00.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] AMD-751 [Irongate] System Controller (rev 25)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] AMD-751 [Irongate] AGP Bridge (rev 01)
00:04.0 ISA bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C686 [Apollo Super South] (rev 1b)
00:04.1 IDE interface: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C586A/B/VT82C686/A/B/VT8233/A/C/VT8235 PIPC Bus Master IDE (rev 06)
00:04.2 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. USB (rev 0e)
00:04.4 SMBus: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C686 [Apollo Super ACPI] (rev 20)
00:0e.0 VGA compatible controller: S3 Inc. 86c325 [ViRGE] (rev 06)
00:0f.0 Ethernet controller: 3Com Corporation 3c905B 100BaseTX [Cyclone] (rev 24)

Base System Installation Checklist:

Initial boot worked:    [O]
Configure network HW:   [O]
Config network:         [O]
Detect CD:              [O]
Load installer modules: [O]
Detect hard drives:     [O]
Partition hard drives:  [O]
Create file systems:    [O]
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:

mostly went smoothly.

user interface not clear with "Finished" sometimes being a menu
item, or "OK" being what one would need highlighted to proceed
to next section.

the extremely long names for IDE drives was somewhat
challenging during disk partitioning.

the debian archive apt selection kept returning to the archive
selection menu without the usual "add another apt source"
question in between selections. i don't understand how or why i
got past that section. (seemed like both security.debian.org
and non-us.debian.org were down at the time, which somehow was
affecting this behavior)

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