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Bug#248110: installation-reports: 20040508 on Sony Vaio PCG-GRX690 (follow-up)

Package: installation-reports

(This is a follow-up using daily build image and tried new kernel 2.6)

Debian-installer-version: sarge-i386-netinst.iso 2004-05-08 (daily)
uname -a: Linux goofy 2.6.5-1-386 #2 Fri Apr 30 20:13:30 EST 2004 i686 GNU/Linux
Date: Sun, 09 May 2004
Method: Tried linux26

Machine: Sony Vaio PCG-GRX690 (P4+ATI radeon mobility 7500)
Processor: P4
Memory: 512MB
Root Device: IDE on /dev/hda and installed system into /dev/hda9 (5GB)

Base System Installation Checklist:  (with 2.6.5-1 kernel: linux26)
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] (Kinder GRUB info desiarable)
Reboot:                 [O] (Funny graphics border characters)
                            (Time zone dialogue can be improved)
                            (Password setup query typo)

As I downloaded 2004-05-8 version of daily build, linux26 works fine on
SONY PCG-GRX690 since it has a new 2.6.5 kernel.  No more kernel panic.

Thanks :)

After reboot, I noticed all graphics characters was shown as wrong "ae"
combo chractes everywhere.  I am sure you know this already.

Also autodetection works for partition table.  Since I still feel
uneasy, I did GRUB to non MBR as I did previously.  GRUB install screen
is of course as it was.  As a second thought, I think that should be as
follows which is consistent with other installer section.  Something
like following will be nice:

  The device can be specified HURD's "(hdn)" notation or Linux's
  "/dev/hdx". For example:

  (hd0)   or /dev/hda   -- MBR of the #1 IDE disk
  (hd0,0) or /dev/hda1  -- #1 partition of the #1 IDE disk
  (hd0,3) or /dev/hda4  -- #4 partition of the #1 IDE disk
  (hd1,4) or /dev/hdb5  -- #5 partition of the #2 IDE disk

(Wordings shall match with partition dialogue.  I am not sure how
exactly IDE was referred.)

There post reboot issues still exists.

 (3) Time zone is the same problem.
 (4) Password setup query typo is the same problem.

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