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Bug#230871: Successful install (after modifing "sarge" script) using snapshot 20040126 sarge-i386-netinst.iso

Package: installation-reports


Debian-installer-version: 20040126 build of sarge-i386-netinst.iso
uname -a: Linux punny 2.4.24-1-386 #1 Tue Jan 6 19:18:04 EST 2004 i586
Date: Tuesday Jan 27 2004
Method: How did you install?  What did you boot off?  If network
      install, from where?  Proxied?

      installed from burnt CD - sarge-i386-netinst.iso 
      network instal, using ftp via pc card ethernet - Compaq
Netillegent PC Card ( deb repository :mirror.pacific.net.au) 

Machine: Compaq Presario 1200
Processor: AMD-K6 3D
Memory: 128M
Root Device: IDE 30Gb /dev/hda
Root Size/partition table:  

/dev/hda6       /       reiserfs        defaults        0 1
/dev/hda5       none    swap    sw      0 0
/dev/fd0        /floppy auto    rw,user,noauto  0 0
/dev/hdc        /cdrom  auto    ro,user,noauto  0 0

Output of lspci:
00:00.0 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8501 [Apollo MVP4] (rev
00:01.0 PCI bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8501 [Apollo MVP4 AGP]
00:07.0 ISA bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C686 [Apollo Super South]
(rev 19)
00:07.1 IDE interface: VIA Technologies, Inc.
VT82C586A/B/VT82C686/A/B/VT8233/A/C/VT8235 PIPC Bus Master IDE (rev 06)
00:07.2 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. USB (rev 0a)
00:07.4 ISA bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C686 [Apollo Super ACPI]
(rev 20)00:07.5 Multimedia audio controller: VIA Technologies, Inc.
VT82C686 AC97 Audio Controller (rev 21)
00:09.0 Communication controller: Lucent Microelectronics WinModem 56k
(rev 01)
00:0a.0 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCI1211
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Trident Microsystems CyberBlade/i7d
(rev 5c)

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:    [E]
Install boot loader:    [E]
Reboot:                 [O]
[O] = OK, [E] = Error (please elaborate below), [ ] = didn't try it


During base system install and configure, i got an error which stopped
the install process (ie main-menu) - i found the error in
/var/log/debootstrap.log - paraphrasing from memory:
"ln : /usr/bin/awk: File exists"

I deleted the file /usr/bin/awk , and the process could continute.

This problem seems to be in debootsrap script itself.

The second more serious error, was the dpkg configure process would
never complete (it repeated five times but never got passed certain
packages depending on others not installed).
I found that running "apt-install -f" would fix the problem from the cmd
line, but the install process (ie main-menu) would always start from
scratch and hence not get passed the dpkg configuration stage.

I fixed this problem by adding "--force-depends" into the "sarge" script
, on the last line that uses dpkg to "--configure" all the packages.

After these fixes the system installed fine,and after rebooting the
process continued and everything was ok. X11, sound as usual need more
tweaking after the install finishes.

andy - at - cat.org.au

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