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Bug#247078: Package: installation-reports

Package: installation-reports

Debian-installer-version: 2004-03-19,
uname -a: Linux [...] 2.4.25-1-386 #1 Tue Feb 24 08:11:13 EST 2004 i686
Date: 2004-04-30
Method: Booted from the netinst-CD (SCSI-drive), no network uplink

Machine: Asus A7V
Processor: AMD Duron
Memory: 384 MB SDRAM
Root Device: hda6
Root Size/partition table: ~7GB, mounted as "/"
Output of lspci: (Run on a different Debian-installation):
00:00.0 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8363/8365 [KT133/KM133]
  (rev 02)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8363/8365 [KT133/KM133 AGP]
00:04.0 ISA bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C686[Apollo Super South]
  (rev 22)
00:04.1 IDE interface: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C586/B/686A/B PIPC Bus
  Master IDE (rev 10)
00:04.2 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. USB (rev 10)
00:04.3 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. USB(rev 10)
00:04.4 Bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C686 [Apollo Super ACPI]
  (rev 30)
00:09.0 Multimedia audio controller: Creative Labs SB Live! EMU10k1
  (rev 08)
00:09.1 Input device controller: Creative Labs SB Live! MIDI/Game
  Port (rev 08)
00:0a.0 SCSI storage controller: Adaptec AIC-7861 (rev 03)
00:0c.0 Network controller: AVM Audiovisuelles MKTG & Computer System
  GmbH Fritz!PCI v2.0 ISDN (rev 01)
00:0d.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
  RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ (rev 10)
00:11.0 Unknown mass storage controller: Promise Technology, Inc. 20265
  (rev 02)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV4 [RIVA TNT]
  (rev 04)

Base System Installation Checklist:

Initial boot worked:    [O]
Configure network HW:   [O]
Config network:         [E]
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]
[O] = OK, [E] = Error (please elaborate below), [ ] = didn't try it


Config network:
There was no DHCP-server on the network, so the installation process
prompted me to configure the network manually.
While this worked (I suppose, I didn't try the connection later though),
when configuring the Gateway, it told me that the field could also be
blank in rare situations. Not having a Gateway, I tried this, but than
the installer told me (on red background) that the string set as gateway
was not a valid IP address.
I'd suppose to either make it possible to enter _no_ GW, or to adapt the
description of this situation.

The Partitioner:
To me, it was a bit confusing and too unclear, how to change the
partitions, have them formatted, where I'd made changes already (and
which partitions were still "untouched"), ...
Above all, eventually the d-i asked whether to really change the
partitions accordingly. Not being sure about which ones I'd changed, NOT
having a list of what will be done was quite -- "exciting", to say the
least ;).
I'd suppose to present a list of changes that will be performed!

At some point during partitioning my HDD, I got to the list of the
overall installation procedure. Later-on, I chose "Install GRUB" from
this list, which was the last step before rebooting the machine. While
it worked fine, it did not ask me to include any of the other OS's (e.g.
other Linux-installations on other partitions) available.
Would be nice ...

... though this is nothing d-i-related, actually, I don't know who's
responsible for which packages are included in the ISO's:
At least the netinst-ISO does not include any ISDN-packages (at least I
didn't find them). Having to download them manually over another
installation/machine is quite uncomfortable. ISDN is a well-established
protocol here in Europe. Including "ipppd" and "isdnutils-base" (which
suffice for basic configurations) would only add another 352 kB and was
worth it definitely, IMHO.

Thanks for all your good work!


The first time any man's freedom is trodden on, we're all damaged.
                       <Cpt. Picard, "The Drumhead", StarTrek TNG>


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