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Bug#247789: Installation Report (A view from Traditional Chinese User)

Package: installation-reports

Debian-installer-version: beta 4
uname -a: Linux blaze 2.4.25-1-386 #2 Wed Apr 14 19:38:08 EST 2004 i686
Date: 2004/5/4 09:00+0800
Method: using sarge-i386-netinst.iso (beta4)

Machine: VMware
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 Mobile CPU 1.60GHz stepping 04
Memory: 512MB
Root Device: /dev/hda1
Root Size/partition table:
      Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
   /dev/hda1   *           1         520     2096608+  83  Linux
   /dev/hdb1               1         832      104800+  82  Linux swap
Output of lspci:
   0000:00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corp. 440BX/ZX/DX - 82443BX/ZX/DX
Host bridge (rev 01)
   0000:00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corp. 440BX/ZX/DX - 82443BX/ZX/DX AGP
bridge (rev 01)
   0000:00:07.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corp. 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 ISA (rev 08)
   0000:00:07.1 IDE interface: Intel Corp. 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 IDE (rev 01)
   0000:00:07.3 Bridge: Intel Corp. 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 ACPI (rev 08)
   0000:00:0f.0 VGA compatible controller: VMWare Inc [VMWare SVGA II]
PCI Display Adapter
   0000:00:10.0 Ethernet controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD]
79c970 [PCnet32 LANCE] (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]
Reboot:                 [O]
[O] = OK, [E] = Error (please elaborate below), [ ] = didn't try it


My mail server seems to have some problems.
So, I resend this mail to you.
Please don't blame me if you got this mail twice.

1) It will be very convenient if Debian-Installer can work automatic
with an Install-Script.

2) Personally, I think that the Debian-Installer Logo in beta 3 is
cooler then beta 4.

3) When choosing language, it shows "zh : Choose this to proceed in
Traditional Chinese" when choosing Language,
But I remember that, in languagechooser/languagelist.l10n, it had been
replaced with

 zh_TW: Choose this to proceed in Traditional Chinese (Taiwan)
 zh : Choose this to proceed in Traditional Chinese (other countries)

At least, In SVN 2004/4/10, it is "zh_TW : Choose this... (Taiwan)".
Is Debian-Installer beta 4 not up to date?

4) If the ethernet card is unsupported by the Debian-Installer,
The installation will stop when detecting network hardware,
And it's no easy way to continue the installation.

5) If I were installing with linux-2.6 in VMware,
In the first stage of the installation,
If I switched to another console,
The screen will become garbled when I switch back to the first console.

6) If we can get an ip from a DHCP server within the installation,
I think it should show some network informations that got form DHCP server.
For example,

 DHCPREQUEST on eth0 to port 67
 bound to -- renewal in 21600 seconds.
 domain-name              "foo.com.tw";
 routers        ;
 subnet-mask    ;

7) Portman can be more smart.
For example, If a disk which it's partition table was not empty,
we may assume that the first primary partition with system id 83 will be
mounted at /, and it will be formated with ext3.
All the partitions with system id 82 are swap partitions.
It may make the installation more easy.

8) If I install with linux-2.6 in VMware,
The screen will become garbled in the second stage of the installation.
I think it is becouse that Debian-Installer try to use "termwrap" to
load "base-config".
And "termwrap" try to load "vesafb" module but failed, thus the The
screen became garbled.

9) If I don't want to add a normal user account in the second stage of
the installation,
The installation will stop, and jump back to the installation menu.
I think it is not a very good method.
for example, I may not want to add a new account when I re-run base-config after Debian have been installed.

10) In the first and second stage of the installation,
It ask me for the hostname twice.
I think it is not necessary.

11) After the installation,
We find that the locale was seted to: (if Debian was installed in
Traditional Chinese)


But, User's console may not be able to show Traditional Chinese words
It may confuse users.

for example:

  # apt-get update
  ±µÄ² http://security.debian.org stable/updates/main Packages
  ±µÄ² http://security.debian.org stable/updates/main Release
  ±µÄ² http://security.debian.org stable/updates/contrib Packages
  ±µÄ² http://security.debian.org stable/updates/contrib Release
  Ū¨ú®M¥ó²M³æ¤¤... Done

You can see that they are all illegible codes.

12) If we choosed GRUB as the boot loader,
I think it will be a good idea if it shows a Debian logo when booting.

13) I think the "unifont" font used in Debian-Installer is not very
Especial for Simplified/Traditional Chinese words. (caviling...)

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