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