Debian-installer-version: beta3 http://cdimage.debian.org/pub/cdimage-testing/sarge_d-i/i386/beta3/sarge-i386-netinst.iso
uname -a: Linux jonathan 2.6.5-1-k7 #1 Wed Apr 28 03:04:06 EST 2004 i686 GNU/Linux
Method: Booted from burnt CD image
Processor: AMD Athlon 800MHz
Root Device: IDE /dev/hda5
Root Size/partition table:
/dev/hda1 1 765 6144831 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/hda2 766 3315 20482875 c W95 FAT32 (LBA)
/dev/hda3 3316 4349 8305605 f W95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/hda5 3316 4227 7325608+ 83 Linux
/dev/hda6 4228 4349 979933+ 82 Linux swap
Output of lspci:
0000:00:00.0 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8363/8365 [KT133/KM133] (rev 02)
0000:00:01.0 PCI bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8363/8365 [KT133/KM133 AGP]
0000:00:04.0 ISA bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C686 [Apollo Super South] (rev 22)
0000:00:04.1 IDE interface: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C586A/B/VT82C686/A/B/VT823x/A/C PIPC Bus Master IDE (rev 10)
0000:00:04.2 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 10)
0000:00:04.3 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 10)
0000:00:04.4 Bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C686 [Apollo Super ACPI] (rev 30)
0000:00:0a.0 Ethernet controller: Accton Technology Corporation SMC2-1211TX (rev 10)
0000:00:0b.0 Multimedia audio controller: Ensoniq 5880 AudioPCI (rev 02)
0000:00:11.0 Unknown mass storage controller: Promise Technology, Inc. 20265 (rev 02)
0000:01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV10DDR [GeForce 256 DDR] (rev 10)
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: [O]
[O] = OK, [E] = Error (please elaborate below), [ ] = didn't try it
Overall I was impressed with the installation process.
The main area I noticed that could be improved was the hard drive partitioning.
It took me a few minutes to figure out how to use the partitioner.
The UI didn't seem particularly intuitive.
The installed kernel on installation was 2.4.25, the 2.6.5 listed above has been installed more recently.