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Bug#241984: /etc/fstab not written

Package: installation-reports
Severity: important

This is debian-installer beta 3 on powerpc.

Package: installation-reports

Debian-installer-version: beta 3
uname -a: Linux virgo 2.4.25-powerpc #1 ven mar 19 19:29:26 CET 2004 ppc GNU/Linux
Date: 2004-04-04
Method: Businesscard/network install from canadian mirror debian.yorku.ca

Machine: iBook
Processor: 900 MHz G3
Memory: 640 MB
Root Device: /dev/hda
Root Size/partition table:
/dev/hda1 Apple_partition_map   31.5k
/dev/hda2 Apple_Bootstrap       800.0k
/dev/hda3 Apple_UNIX_SVR2       300.0M  swap
/dev/hda4 Apple_UNIX_SVR2       9.7G    /
/dev/hda5 Apple_HFS             27.3G   Mac OS X
/dev/hda6 Apple_Free            4.0k

Output of lspci:

00:0b.0 Host bridge: Apple Computer Inc. UniNorth/Pangea 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/Pangea PCI
10:17.0 Class ff00: Apple Computer Inc. KeyLargo/Pangea Mac I/O
10:18.0 USB Controller: Apple Computer Inc. KeyLargo/Pangea USB
10:19.0 USB Controller: Apple Computer Inc. KeyLargo/Pangea USB
20:0b.0 Host bridge: Apple Computer Inc. UniNorth/Pangea Internal PCI
20:0e.0 Class ffff: Apple Computer Inc. UniNorth/Pangea FireWire (rev ff)
20:0f.0 Class ffff: Apple Computer Inc. UniNorth/Pangea GMAC (Sun GEM) (rev ff)

Base System Installation Checklist:

Initial boot worked:    [O]
Configure network HW:   [E]
Config network:         [O]
Detect CD:              [O]
Load installer modules: [O]
Detect hard drives:     [O]
Partition hard drives:  [E]
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


My Airport card wasn't detected; this is already dealt with I believe.

I placed an "E" in partition hard drives because my hard drive was
already partitioned; the initial setup for this was absolutely transcendent,
but I didn't format my partition and so I had to go back to the "
Partition hard drive" menu item (since the installer didn't want to
install on top of a semi-installed previous attempt). When I did so
all hell broke loose.

It doesn't seem as though the same menus/etc are used between the initial
setup and what happens when you select the menu item for partition hard drive.
I selected /dev/hda4 as my root, and then /dev/hda3 as swap, and in both cases
I said "leave my partition as-is," but swap somehow got the idea that it
should be mounted as /, and the installer complained. I then specified swap
as swap space and it proceeded.

These problems would have been avoided had the same setup been available
as when the installer first goes through, I think.

The real problem is what happened on boot-up. Here is the contents of

I blame this on the weird partitioner I got on the second run through as well.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: testing/unstable
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Kernel: Linux 2.4.25
Locale: LANG=en_US, LC_CTYPE=en_US

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