Re: Installation on external USB harddisk? [and other issues]
* W. Borgert <email@example.com> [2004-05-26 17:58]:
> - installation with either beta4 or current of 2004-05-24 works,
> GRUB and/or LILO can be installed on the MBR of /dev/sda, as
> my collegue did not want to overwrite his /dev/hda-MBR
> - kernel 2.4 and 2.6 start booting, but are panicking during boot
> (I can ask, at which point exactly, if this helps)
So the debian-installer kernel boots but then the system doesn't boot?
That's strange since both use the Debian kernel from the archive. Did
you pass special parameters to d-i? (like "noapic" or so).
> 1. If the installation failed at some point, one cannot do the
> "install base system" step again - it fails. Instead one has
> not only to redo the partition step again, but one has to
> remove(!) the partition and recreate them. Otherwise cruft
Hmm, when you mark the partition as format and enter the partitioner
again, is it not formated?
> 2. It would be nice, if the installer gives a friendly warning,
> if one forgets to create a swap partition :-)
Maybe, although I'm not sure. Many modern machines have enough RAM
that they don't really need swap. Maybe partman could warn if the
machine has less than a gig of ram or so.
> 3. There are still display problems with kernel 2.6 (not only
> in beta4!) when switching consoles sometimes.
> 4. New users do not know what "Debconf priority" means. This
> is Debian newspeak :-)