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Re: D-I impressions

On Tue, Aug 03, 2004 at 02:06:08PM +0300, Anton Zinoviev wrote:
> What about these names:
> Desktop machine (all files in one partition, recommended for new users)
> Desktop machine (separate partition for home directories)
> Multi-user workstation
> Storage server (big /var)

Yes, this makes sense.

> Storage server will be a new recipe, proposed by Margarita Manterola.
> It will give probably what you need.

Precisely.  This was to be a db server, so I had to rearrange things
a bit to get the necessary /var size.  Making this more hands-off would
be much appreciated.

> > The last problem, of which I can't determine the source, is that the
> > partition table appears to be created with a xxx/64/63 geometry by the
> > partitioner.  I'm not sure why this is done.  Most SCSI disks I can
> > ...
> I think this has happened to other users also but the reason is unknown.
> In order to make the situation more clear it will be helpful if you can
> post the contents of the directory /var/log of the installer.  In the
> installed system you can find it saved in /var/log/debian-installer.

I have provided it at http://dbz.icequake.net/share/d-i.tgz

Let me know if you have any questions.  Note that the install log is
from the _second_ run, after the IDE disk was removed, to circumvent
grub being installed to the IDE disk instead of the SCSI disk which was
actually the boot disk.

Ryan Underwood, <nemesis@icequake.net>

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