Package: installation-reports Debian-installer-version: Beta 4 110mb image from http://www.debian.org/devel/debian-installer/ uname -a: <The result of running uname -a on a shell prompt> Date: 2004-06-24 1:48 pm Method: Boot off CD, network install from mirror.optusnet.com.au, not proxied boot "linux26" kernel initially, then switched back to default after display problems Machine: Compaq Proliant DL380 G3 Processor: Dual 2.8gb Xeon Memory: 4.5gb Root Device: 2x72g SCSI, hardware RAID 1 (HP CISS card) Root Size/partition table: Disk /dev/cciss/c0d0: 72.8 GB, 72833679360 bytes 255 heads, 32 sectors/track, 17433 cylinders Units = cylinders of 8160 * 512 = 4177920 bytes Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/cciss/c0d0p1 * 1 1675 6833984 83 Linux /dev/cciss/c0d0p2 1676 17433 64292640 f W95 Ext'd (LBA) /dev/cciss/c0d0p5 1676 17310 63790784 83 Linux /dev/cciss/c0d0p6 17311 17433 501824 82 Linux swap Output of lspci: 0000:00:00.0 Host bridge: ServerWorks CMIC-LE (rev 13) 0000:00:00.1 Host bridge: ServerWorks CMIC-LE 0000:00:00.2 Host bridge: ServerWorks: Unknown device 0000 0000:00:03.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Rage XL (rev 27) 0000:00:04.0 System peripheral: Compaq Computer Corporation: Unknown device b203 (rev 01) 0000:00:04.2 System peripheral: Compaq Computer Corporation: Unknown device b204 (rev 01) 0000:00:0f.0 ISA bridge: ServerWorks CSB5 South Bridge (rev 93) 0000:00:0f.1 IDE interface: ServerWorks CSB5 IDE Controller (rev 93) 0000:00:0f.2 USB Controller: ServerWorks OSB4/CSB5 OHCI USB Controller (rev 05) 0000:00:0f.3 Host bridge: ServerWorks CSB5 LPC bridge 0000:00:10.0 Host bridge: ServerWorks CIOB-X2 (rev 05) 0000:00:10.2 Host bridge: ServerWorks CIOB-X2 (rev 05) 0000:00:11.0 Host bridge: ServerWorks CIOB-X2 (rev 05) 0000:00:11.2 Host bridge: ServerWorks CIOB-X2 (rev 05) 0000:01:03.0 RAID bus controller: Compaq Computer Corporation Smart Array 5i/532 (rev 01) 0000:02:01.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme BCM5703X Gigabit Ethernet (rev 02) 0000:02:02.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme BCM5703X Gigabit Ethernet (rev 02) 0000:06:1e.0 PCI Hot-plug controller: Compaq Computer Corporation PCI Hotplug Controller (rev 14) Base System Installation Checklist: Initial boot worked: [O] Configure network HW: [E] 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: [E] Reboot: [O] [O] = OK, [E] = Error (please elaborate below), [ ] = didn't try it Comments/Problems: * Didn't detect ethernet card (should be tg3) * Can't switch from VT2-5 back to VT1 (get screenful of red vertical lines) After these first two problems I rebooted to use standard boot image, instead of linux26. This time both tg3 interfaces were detected, and switching between VTs worked fine. DHCP was fine I chose to do a automatic partition (separate partitions for home dirs), and then made all partitions reiserfs instead of ext3. GRUB installer died with: Executing 'grub-install (hd0)' failed. This is a fatal error. VT3 shows: Probing devices to guess BIOS drives. This may take a long time. /dev/cciss/c0d0p1 does not have any corresponding BIOS drive. /dev/cciss/c0d0p1 is the name of my root partition. I manually chose to install LILO on /dev/cciss/c0d0 and it worked fine. On boot there were a pile of errors just after the Partition check: VFS: Can't find ext3 filesystem on dev cciss0(104,1). mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev2/root2, or too many mounted file systems However the boot was fine. Defaulting to showing US timezones on base system config annoyed me, as I'm in Australia. But it didn't cause a problem. Base config went well. Including aptitude was a nice touch. After running for a bit, I realised that the base install kernel doesn't include SMP! I don't remember seeing an option to use it.
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