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Bug#246900: Install Report

Package: installation-reports

Debian-installer-version: gluck:/cdimage/testing/sarge_d-i/alpha/20040427/sarge-alpha-netinst.iso
uname -a: n/a
Date: 2004-04-28
Method: CD boot via SRM console
Machine: Microway AlphaPC 164SX
Processor: Alpha 21164 533 MHz
Memory: 384MB
Root Device: /dev/hda1
Root Size/partition table: 176MB
Output of lspci: 
00:05.0 USB Controller: NEC Corporation USB (rev 41)
00:05.1 USB Controller: NEC Corporation USB (rev 41)
00:05.2 USB Controller: NEC Corporation USB 2.0 (rev 02)
00:08.0 ISA bridge: Contaq Microsystems 82c693
00:08.1 IDE interface: Contaq Microsystems 82c693
00:08.2 IDE interface: Contaq Microsystems 82c693
00:08.3 USB Controller: Contaq Microsystems 82c693
00:09.0 VGA compatible controller: Matrox Graphics, Inc. MGA 2164W [Millennium II]

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


Selecting Dvorak as a keyboard layout gives an "input in flex scanner
failed" error in the logs.  Retrying with American English layout

I picked XFS as the filesystem type for the partition I was installing
on.  This shouldn't have been allowed, but aboot-installer's partman
hook is buggy.

Aside from knowing the bootloader installation was going to fail at the
end, the base install seemed to be going quite smoothly until it got to
the point of installing the kernel.  Due to a since-fixed base-installer
bug, a 2.6 kernel was selected instead of 2.4.25; and 176MB just isn't
big enough to bootstrap sarge *and* install a 2.6 kernel-image package
into it. :)

Otherwise, this was the cleanest alpha install in a while, thanks to the
debootstrap fixes.  Some hardware problems had my alpha off-line for a
few days, so I wasn't able to test beta4 proper before it was released,
but am looking forward to doing so tonight.

Steve Langasek
postmodern programmer

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