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Bug#252930: Installation-Reports: Beta 4 as a VMware Guest

Package: installation-reports

Debian-installer-version: Beta 4, 110 MB CD image, (with Debian base)
                         06/03/04   http://www.debian.org/devel/debian-installer/
uname -a: Linux cliffisle3 2.4.25-1-386 #2 Wed Apr 14 19:38:08 EST 2004 i686 GNU/Linux
Date: 06/03/04  13:00 EDT
Method: 110 MB CD image, (with Debian base) booted from CD-ROM

Machine:     Generic Desktop - VMware Guest
Processor:   Athlon 2200+
Memory:      512 Mb -  256 Mb devoted to VMware Guest
Root Device: Actual: 5Gb (Max) file on SATA device VMware: SCSI  /dev/sda
Root Size/partition table: (Inside VMware Guest)
	Disk /dev/sda: 5368 MB, 5368709120 bytes
	255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 652 cylinders
	Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

Device Boot     Start     End      Blocks   Id  System	    MountPt
/dev/sda1   *      1      621     4988151   83  Linux          /
/dev/sda2 622 652 249007+ 5 Extended none /dev/sda5 622 652 248976 82 Linux swap none
Output of lspci: (Inside VMware Guest)
pcilib: Cannot open /sys/bus/pci/devices
0000:00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corp. 440BX/ZX/DX - 82443BX/ZX/DX Host bridge (rev 01)
0000:00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corp. 440BX/ZX/DX - 82443BX/ZX/DX AGP bridge (rev 01)
0000:00:07.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corp. 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 ISA (rev 08)
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
0000:00:07.3 Bridge: Intel Corp. 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 ACPI (rev 08)
0000:00:0f.0 VGA compatible controller: VMWare Inc [VMWare SVGA II] PCI Display Adapter
0000:00:10.0 SCSI storage controller: BusLogic BT-946C (BA80C30) [MultiMaster 10] (rev 01)
0000:00:11.0 Ethernet controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] 79c970 [PCnet32 LANCE] (rev 10)
0000:00:12.0 Multimedia audio controller: Ensoniq ES1371 [AudioPCI-97] (rev 02)

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]
[O] = OK, [E] = Error (please elaborate below), [ ] = didn't try it

Comments/Problems: After I got VMware to recognize my CD-ROM drive, the initial install went without a hitch. Took about
30 mins, and could have gone faster if I hadn't stopped to check out the installer along the way.
I was a little shy about letting the installer auto-partition the drive, as this is a Virtual Drive inside
VMware, so I parititioned manually, and it went fine. Everything went as advertised, and it was a very
pleasant experience. As a matter of fact, it was the quickest install ever.
The rest of the day was spent in getting X11 downloaded (350Mb takes a while) & up, but everything went pretty well.

only PROBLEM: Root did not have /sbin in $PATH during tasksel install, I had to move ldconfig & 3 others to /usr/sbin
in order for install to procede.

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