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Bug#234581: iso doesn't checksum

Package: installation-reports

Debian-installer-version: sarge-i386.netinst.iso from uname -a: Linux cs101srv 2.4.22-1-386 #9 Sat Oct 4 14:30:39 EST 2003 i686 unkown
Date: 2/23/04 to 2/24/04
Method: Boot from CD using ISO

Machine: Processor: Dual Pentium III 1 Ghz, Intel stl2 mb Memory: 1GB ECC RAM
Root Device: Adaptec 2100s SCSI RAID-1 with 2 Fujitsu 10k 68pin drives

Root Size/partition table:
Prob not relevant, but mail me if you think you need it.

Output of lspci:

not avail.

Base System Installation Checklist:

Initial boot worked:    [yes ]
Configure network HW:   [? ]
Config network:         [Error ] (asked hostname twice, domain 0, mirror 0
Detect CD:              [yes ]
Load installer modules: [yes ]
Detect hard drives:     [yes ] (adaptec 2100s raid! good!)
Partition hard drives:  [yes ]
Create file systems:    [yes ]
Mount partitions:       [in shell at least ]
Install base system:    [Failed on libacl1 & checksum from menu fails!]
Install boot loader:    [ ]
Reboot:                 [ ]
[O] = OK, [E] = Error (please elaborate below), [ ] = didn't try it


I have wasted half a pack of CD's and 2 days trying different isos both from debian installer and jigdo for the woody release. I am charged with evaluating potential replacements for our soon-to-be-expensive redhat install. The only installer which seemed to be able to deal with my raid card is this one. I only found it with the help of a student who is our local Debian Prophet. I downloaded it 3 times and burned it at max, 16x, 8x and 4x to be sure the checksum failure wasn't something I did. Debian is getting a "does not install" rating. I cannot spend any more time on your distro and need to move on to SUSE/Mandrake/Gentoo. I had hoped Debian would work out, and had placed it at the top of the list because it is my impression that it has aproximately as large a user base as RedHat.

If it's hard/impossible to install it doesn't matter how well it runs, I just can't evaluate it.

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