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Bug#240934: Installation report

Package: installation-reports


Debian-installer-version: beta 3
uname -a: Linux lhotse 2.4.25-1-386 #1 Tue Feb 24 08:11:13 EST 2004 i686
Date: Er, sometime in mid March
Method: Burn beta 3 ISO to CD-R.  Put CD in CD-ROM.  Reboot and follow

Machine: mongrel built with scavenged bits (Chaintech 7KJD mobo)
Processor: AMD XP1600+
Memory: 256MB
Root Device: IDE
Root Size/partition table: 
Er, will the output from df do ? : 
Filesystem           1K-blocks      Used Available Use% Mounted on
/dev/hda1             14421344   1404172  12284612  11% /
/dev/hda3             14160404     42948  13398148   1% /home
tmpfs                   128516         0    128516   0% /dev/shm

/dev/hda2 is swap.  The machine has a single ~30GB disk as /dev/hda.
(this is after I've apt-get-ed a fair amount of stuff).

Output of lspci:

00:00.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] AMD-760 [IGD4-1P]
System Contr
oller (rev 13)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] AMD-760 [IGD4-1P] AGP
00:09.0 Ethernet controller: 3Com Corporation 3c905C-TX/TX-M [Tornado]
(rev 74)
00:0a.0 SCSI storage controller: Adaptec AHA-2940/2940W / AIC-7871 (rev
00:0e.0 Multimedia audio controller: C-Media Electronics Inc CM8738 (rev
00:11.0 ISA bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8231 [PCI-to-ISA Bridge]
(rev 10)
00:11.1 IDE interface: VIA Technologies, Inc.
C/VT8235 PIPC Bus Master IDE (rev 06)
00:11.2 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. USB (rev 1e)
00:11.3 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. USB (rev 1e)
00:11.4 Non-VGA unclassified device: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8235 ACPI
(rev 10)
01:05.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV5M64 [RIVA TNT2
Model 64
/Model 64 Pro] (rev 15)

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

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:    [O]
Reboot:                 [O]


A good experience up to the point where I got asked whether
I wanted to use apt or dselect (dpkg?) to install packages.
I freaked out at the near infinite possibilities and didn't 
pick anything.
I'd really like to see some broad category type install options
at this point.  (e.g "personal system", "development workstation",
"headless server" much like RedHat used to do) and have them install
huge swathes of packages.  Maybe analysis of the popularity contest
data can provide some useful classifications here.  Maybe there could
simply be some pseudo-packages (e.g debian-development-workstation,
say) with a huge number of dependencies to suck lots of stuff in.

Post install I haven't had much luck getting xfree, gdm or even a
vnc server up and running on the machine, which is a shame as I seem
to remember it being very easy with the previously installed Woody.
(I can ssh in and tunnel X to run gnome apps no problem.  In fact
I'm running evolution on the machine over X/ssh to send this email,
so my issues seem to be more to do with the X server setup; I haven't
had much time to investigate further though).

Other things:
I am a little surprised that lsmod shows pcmcia_core loaded
(none of my other non-laptop machines loads this).

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