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Bug#238602: Resets during install

Package: installation-reports

Debian-installer-version: On March 16, 2004, downloaded
nst.iso. Got link from http://www.debian.org/devel/debian-installer/
uname -a: Never got to shell
Date: March 17, 2004
Method: Used Beta-3 Sarge debian-installer on CD-ROM

Machine: Built from parts. Motherboard is ABIT-BE7.
Processor: Intel Pentium 4, 3.06Mhz, w/ hyperthreading
Memory: 2Gig
Root Device: IDE
Root Size/partition table: Never got to shell
Output of lspci: Never got to shell

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


Resets occur after a short time when there is no user input at the "[!]
Install the GRUB boot loader on a hard disk" or "[!!] Finish the
installation and reboot" dialogs. The wait is approximately 13 and 3 seconds

This happens if I have quickly proceeded through all the previous dialogs,
taking the defaults.

However, if I pause for 15 minutes in the "[!!] Partition disks" dialog,
then continue on to one of the two dialogs mention above, I can then wait
indefinitely without the reset occurring. This is also true if I pause 15
minutes at the initial welcome screen or any of the dialogs up to "[!!]
Partition disks". 15 minutes is maybe a minimum - if you only wait 10
minutes you will still have this reset problem.

On those times when I am successful in getting through the "reboot" dialog
quickly enough before the reset, it then resets about the time I get into
the timezone dialogs.

Other notes:
 - This problem occurs whether hyperthreading is enabled or disabled within
the BIOS.

 - I believe this machine is in good condition - I've run Red Hat 9.0 and
Debian Woody on it before without any problems.

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