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Bug#239563: marked as done (Installing grub took sooo long, that I thought it crashed and it defroze just a second before I pushed the reset button)



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Package: installation-reports

INSTALL REPORT

Debian-installer-version: Almost beta 3 (2004-03-12)
uname -a:       2.4.25-1-386 (now a custom kernel)
Date:           2004-03-14
Method:         PXE, netboot

Machine:        IBM Thinkpad T41
Processor:      Centrino (PIII)
Memory:         256 MB
Root Device:    ATA IDE (Hitachi IC25N040ATCS05-0)
Root Size/partition table: (40.0 GB)

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System   Mnt Pnt
/dev/hda1               1         496      249952+  83  Linux    /
/dev/hda2             497         992      249984   82  Linux swap
/dev/hda3             993       77520    38570112    f  W95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/hda5             993        2930      976720+  83  Linux    /var
/dev/hda6            2931        4868      976720+  83  Linux    /tmp
/dev/hda7            4869       24244     9765472+  83  Linux    /usr 
/dev/hda8           24245       33932     4882720+  83  Linux    /usr/src
/dev/hda9           33933       77520    21968320+  83  Linux    /home

Output of lspci:
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corp. 82855PM Processor to I/O Controller (rev 03)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corp. 82855PM Processor to AGP Controller (rev 03)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801DB USB (Hub #1) (rev 01)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801DB USB (Hub #2) (rev 01)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801DB USB (Hub #3) (rev 01)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801DB USB2 (rev 01)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corp. 82801BAM/CAM PCI Bridge (rev 81)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corp. 82801DBM LPC Interface Controller (rev 01)
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corp. 82801DBM Ultra ATA Storage Controller (rev 01)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corp. 82801DB/DBM SMBus Controller (rev 01)
00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corp. 82801DB AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 01)
00:1f.6 Modem: Intel Corp. 82801DB AC'97 Modem Controller (rev 01)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon R250 Lf [Radeon Mobility 9000 M9] (rev 02)
02:00.0 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments: Unknown device ac46 (rev 01)
02:00.1 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments: Unknown device ac46 (rev 01)
02:01.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corp.: Unknown device 101e (rev 03)
02:02.0 Network controller: Intel Corp. PRO/Wireless LAN 2100 3B Mini PCI Adapter (rev 04)

Base System Installation Checklist:

Initial boot worked:    [O]
Configure network HW:   [O]
Config network:         [O]
Detect CD:              [ ]
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:
Two comments: about disk partitionning and boot manager.

I can read there already is some discussion about ergonomics. I also
got confused about this "Continue" that, _in this particular dialog_,
seems to be a fifth option, but that was okay. If I were really
confused or worried about my data on the disk, I guess I would have
stuck with the four action items, leaving untouch this "Continue" for
which I am not sure about.

I really liked the fact that I could configure everything, from
partition size to esotheric options like noatime, and I also liked the
table that recaps all that (no more "Wait, /dev/hda5 was my /tmp or my
/var?").  However, I remembered configuring each partition took quite
a lot of key presses (tab, arrow, arrow, enter, tab, arrow, enter,
...).  I don't remember the exact order, but I feel that "Use this
partition" should be the default, just like "Create a fs", and then
"Determine mount point" if you have just created anything but swap
(sorry for the inexact prompts).

A small quirk: I mis-entered a partition size once ("100" is
interpreted as "100 B" ?? Alright...), so I resized it, and, ...  Mmm.
I am sorry I can not remember exactly, but I got the impression that
it created a FS just before trashing it by resizing it, or that it did
something after resizing that I had to undo. I only took a few
seconds, so as a user, I was not upset.

With regards to the bootloader, installing grub took sooo long, that I
thought it crashed, and it defroze just a second before I pushed the
reset button. If it is normal to take such a long time, a "This may
take a few minutes..." [ ;-) ] would be welcome.

Also, and finally, lilo was also installed and I found it confusing,
because I knew grub was already installed (I could rememeber the
scary
+-------------------------+
|    grub installation    |
| blah blah blah boo bar  |
| blah blah blah boo bar  |
| blah blah blah boo bar  |
| Please enter the frubag |
| (hd0)                   |
+-------------------------+ ;-)

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Subject: Bug#220130: fixed in grub-installer 0.37
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Source: grub-installer
Source-Version: 0.37

We believe that the bug you reported is fixed in the latest version of
grub-installer, which is due to be installed in the Debian FTP archive:

grub-installer_0.37.dsc
  to pool/main/g/grub-installer/grub-installer_0.37.dsc
grub-installer_0.37.tar.gz
  to pool/main/g/grub-installer/grub-installer_0.37.tar.gz
grub-installer_0.37_i386.udeb
  to pool/main/g/grub-installer/grub-installer_0.37_i386.udeb



A summary of the changes between this version and the previous one is
attached.

Thank you for reporting the bug, which will now be closed.  If you
have further comments please address them to 220130@bugs.debian.org,
and the maintainer will reopen the bug report if appropriate.

Debian distribution maintenance software
pp.
Joey Hess <joeyh@debian.org> (supplier of updated grub-installer package)

(This message was generated automatically at their request; if you
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Format: 1.7
Date: Sun, 28 Mar 2004 15:38:32 -0500
Source: grub-installer
Binary: grub-installer
Architecture: source i386
Version: 0.37
Distribution: unstable
Urgency: low
Maintainer: Debian Install System Team <debian-boot@lists.debian.org>
Changed-By: Joey Hess <joeyh@debian.org>
Description: 
 grub-installer - Install GRUB on a hard disk (udeb)
Closes: 220130 238449 239019
Changes: 
 grub-installer (0.37) unstable; urgency=low
 .
   * Joey Hess
     - Pass --no-floppy to grub-install, to avoid long delays/hangs
       probing for floppy disks on some floppy-less systems.
       Closes: #220130, #238449, #239019
     - Add a is_floppy check, which turns off the --no-floppy, in case someone
       types (fd0).
   * Updated translations:
     - Bosnian (bs.po) by Safir Å eÄ?eroviÄ?
     - German (de.po) by Dennis Stampfer
     - Indonesian (id.po) by Parlin Imanuel Toh
     - Norwegian Nynorsk (nn.po) by HÃ¥vard Korsvoll
     - Turkish (tr.po) by Osman Yüksel
     - Traditional Chinese (zh_TW.po) by Tetralet
Files: 
 bdb522b1012be774fe817a10352fccc6 647 debian-installer standard grub-installer_0.37.dsc
 97c5b749dd86e387425ecd745180be12 39346 debian-installer standard grub-installer_0.37.tar.gz
 52cf08bff2d827a4f6d8d82d35654d17 25278 debian-installer standard grub-installer_0.37_i386.udeb

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