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Bug#257234: Install on DELL Latitude D400 - some minor annoyances

Package: installation-reports

Debian-installer-version: Beta 4
uname -a: linux debian 2.4.25-1-386 #2 wed Apr 14 19:38
Date: 02-07-2004
Method: CDROM - network install

Machine: DELL Latitude D400
Root Device: /dev/hda
Root Size/partition table: <Feel free to paste the full partition
      table, with notes on which partitions are mounted where.>
Output of lspci:

Base System Installation Checklist:

Initial boot worked:    [x]
Configure network HW:   [x]
Config network:         [x]
Detect CD:              [x]
Load installer modules: [x]
Detect hard drives:     [x]
Partition hard drives:  [x]
Create file systems:    [x]
Mount partitions:       [x]
Install base system:    [x]
Install boot loader:    [x]
Reboot:                 [x]


Firstly, after the reboot the notebook hang at looking at the second PCMCIA. There isn't any, so it couldn't find it.

It is most unfortunate that the only way out was a complete re-install with the pcmcia off. Half an hour lost.

Also, I took the opportunity to add the net-cfg option to not use dhcp.
This is almost deadly: it will never ask for the IP-address, did not ask for the kernel version to install (contrary to my first effort), and will come back after the reboot with DHCP.

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