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Bug#249344: Debian Installation Report

Package: installation-reports

Debian-installer-version: Used http://cdimage.debian.org/pub/cdimage-testing/daily/i386/20040515/sarge-i386-netinst.iso at around midnight EST May 16th uname -a: Linux bob 2.6.5-1-386 #2 Fri Apr 30 20:13:30 EST 2004 i686 GNU/Linux
Date: 1:00 AM EST May 16th
Method: Booted off the above image, net installed with the following sources-
deb http://security.debian.org/ testing/updates main
deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ unstable main non-free contrib
deb http://non-us.debian.org/debian-non-US unstable/non-US main

Machine: Once a Dell Dimension XPS D300, now mostly made of spare parts
Processor: P2-300
Memory: 256 megs
Root Device: IDE, IBM DHEA-38451
Root Size/partition table:
Disk /dev/hda: 8455 MB, 8455200768 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 1027 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/hda1   *           1         980     7871818+  83  Linux
/dev/hda2             981        1027      377527+   f  W95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/hda5             981        1027      377496   82  Linux swap
Partition 1 is /

Output of lspci:
0000:00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corp. 440LX/EX - 82443LX/EX Host bridge (rev 03) 0000:00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corp. 440LX/EX - 82443LX/EX AGP bridge (rev 03)
0000:00:07.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corp. 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 ISA (rev 01)
0000:00:07.1 IDE interface: Intel Corp. 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 IDE (rev 01)
0000:00:07.2 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 USB (rev 01)
0000:00:07.3 Bridge: Intel Corp. 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 ACPI (rev 01)
0000:00:0f.0 Multimedia audio controller: Aureal Semiconductor Vortex 2 (rev fe) 0000:00:10.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ (rev 10) 0000:01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Rage 128 RF/SG AGP

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]

The install went very smoothly in general. Definitely better than the last time I installed Debian in 2001. The only question I was asked that I didn't feel was accompanied by adequate information was whether to install xdm or gdm. Only after doing some searching on the Net did I find it wasn't a big deal, but when an OS installer asks you a question you don't know anything about it can be disconcerting.

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