On Tue, May 11, 2004 at 03:32:19AM -0400, Randall wrote:
> Debian-installer-version: Beta 4, 5/11/2004
> uname -a: n/a
> Date: 5/11/2004 3AM EDT
> Method: attempted to boot and install from cd
> Machine: iBook G4 14"
> Processor: G4/933
> Memory: 640MB
> Root Device: IDE, internal drive
> Root Size/partition table:
> /dev/disk0 map block size=512
> #: type name length base ( size )
> 1: Apple_partition_map Apple 63 @ 1
> 2: Apple_Bootstrap untitled 4193360 @ 64 ( 2.0G)
> 3: Apple_UNIX_SVR2 swap 263088 @ 4193424 (128.5M)
> 4: Apple_HFS Apple_HFS_Untitled_3 112753712 @ 4456512 ( 53.8G)
> 5: Apple_Free Extra 16 @ 117210224
> Device block size=512, Number of Blocks=117210240
> DeviceType=0x0, DeviceId=0x0
> 2 & 3 were created by the installer
The 2GB bootstrap partition and lack of an actual installation partition
is weird. I guess this is an artifact of not-intelligent-enough guided
partitioning plus confusion.
> Initial boot worked: [install-safe only] lost video on "install"
> Configure network HW: [Y]
> Config network: [Y]
> Detect CD: [Y]
> Load installer modules: [Y]
> Detect hard drives: [Y]
> Partition hard drives: [E] failed to create 800k bootstrap partition
> (required to boot linux from hdd iirc) but did
> create 1 ext3 and 1 swap
> Create file systems: [E] required lvm configuration and said no
> partitions were found when they did exist
> Mount partitions: [E]
> Install base system: [E]
> Install boot loader: [E]
> Reboot: [E]
> [O] = OK, [E] = Error (please elaborate below), [ ] = didn't try it
> Video flickered then disappeared on a normal "install," but worked with
> "install-safe." Everything seemed to proceed smoothly until partitioning,
> where the guided partitioner seemed to do the right thing except for the
> small bootstrap partition yaboot needs on newworld macs (iirc).
Yeah, this is bug #243253.
> I was forced to attempt to configure LVM (even when I dropped to
> manual/ expert configuration), but it said no partitions could be
> found, and I could go no further in the install (I tried reiserfs
> initially and labeled the partition "linux," then left it ext3/
> "untitled" with the same results).
I'll leave this to the LVM guys ...
Colin Watson [firstname.lastname@example.org]