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Bug#231492: Install Report

Package: installation-reports


Debian-installer-version: Beta 2 from http://www.debian.org/devel/debian-installer/
uname -a: Linux tanya 2.4.24-ben1 #11 Sat Jan 31 17:17:20 EST 2004 ppc GNU/Linux
Date: Feb 1, 2004
Method: Boot from CD

Machine: Apple PowerBook III
Processor: PowerPC G4 800 MHz
Memory: 512 MB
Root Device: 
Root Size/partition table:  Feel free to paste the full partition
      table, with notes on which partitions are mounted where.
        #                    type name                 length   base     ( size
)  system
/dev/hda1     Apple_partition_map Apple                    63 @ 1        (
31.5k)  Partition map
/dev/hda2              Apple_Free                      262144 @ 64      
(128.0M)  Free space
/dev/hda3               Apple_HFS Apple_HFS_Untitled_6 55541760 @ 262208   (
26.5G)  HFS
/dev/hda4              Apple_Boot eXternal booter       17408 @ 55803968 ( 
8.5M)  Unknown
/dev/hda5               Apple_UFS Apple_UFS_Untitled_7 10468352 @ 55821376 ( 
5.0G)  Unknown
/dev/hda6              Apple_Boot eXternal booter       17408 @ 66289728 ( 
8.5M)  Unknown
/dev/hda7         Apple_Bootstrap bootstrap              1600 @ 66307136
(800.0k)  NewWorld bootblock
/dev/hda8         Apple_UNIX_SVR2 swap                1048576 @ 66308736
(512.0M)  Linux swap
/dev/hda9         Apple_UNIX_SVR2 p                  10782848 @ 67357312 ( 
5.1G)  Linux native
/dev/hda3 = Mac OS X
/dev/hda5 = Mac OS X
/dev/hda8 = swap
/dev/hda9 = /

Block size=512, Number of Blocks=78140160
DeviceType=0x0, DeviceId=0x0

Output of lspci:

00:0b.0 Host bridge: Apple Computer Inc. UniNorth 1.5 AGP
00:10.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon Mobility M7 LW
[Radeon Mobility 7500]
10:0b.0 Host bridge: Apple Computer Inc. UniNorth 1.5 PCI
10:17.0 Class ff00: Apple Computer Inc. KeyLargo Mac I/O (rev 03)
10:18.0 USB Controller: Apple Computer Inc. KeyLargo USB
10:19.0 USB Controller: Apple Computer Inc. KeyLargo USB
10:1a.0 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCI1410 PC card Cardbus Controller
(rev 02)
24:0b.0 Host bridge: Apple Computer Inc. UniNorth 1.5 Internal PCI
24:0e.0 Class ffff: Lucent Microelectronics FW323 (rev ff)
24:0f.0 Ethernet controller: Apple Computer Inc. UniNorth GMAC (Sun GEM) (rev 01)

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


- Install of yaboot: Failed initially because I forgot to create the bootloader
partition when I partitioned my drive. The installer informed me of the problem,
so I stepped back and fixed the partition table. Then the installer was "smart"
so it skipped the formatting and installing, installed the boot loader and
rebooted. Of course, this failed because the partitions were all screwed.

The installer needs to:
	a) Warn the user if they did not create a bootloader partition
	b) If they go back and modify the partition table, they probably should
reformat and reinstall the file system.

- MD5 passwords are enabled, but when the installer prompts for the root account
password and the user account password, they are stored as old school crypt
passwords. This is bad. I had to change my passwords to something else, then
back to what I wanted them to be to get MD5 passwords.

- Mac OS X sets the hardware clock to GMT, but Debian defaults to NOT set to GMT
(which makes sense for PCs). This should be changed for the PPC installer

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