Bug#264268: Debian Installation Report
Debian-installer-version: I used the daily build 2004-08-06 sarge-i386-netinst.iso, md5sum 6b57dcc199c0a04ca143b998b2a0fa56. The boot-screen tells me "2004-08-04", debian installer tells me "Debian GNU/Linux testing "Sarge" - Official NetInst Snapshot i386 Binary-1 (20040805)" -- this was somehow confusing.
uname -a: Linux io 2.6.7-1-386 #1 Thu Jul 8 05:08:04 EDT 2004 i686 GNU/Linux
Method: Boot from CD netinst-image, Network Install, used my own local mirror via http, used kernel "expert26 noapic nolapic"
Machine: Asus S1300N
Processor: Pentium-M 1500MHz
Memory: 640 MB
Root Device: /dev/hda IDE Hitachi Travelstar 60GB (IC25N060ATMR04-0)
Root Size/partition table:
/dev/hda7 11788296 1616448 9573028 15% /
/dev/hda5 38448244 35576 36459572 1% /home
/dev/hda1 6633292 32860 6263472 1% /mnt/hda1
Output of lspci:
0000:00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corp. 82852/855GM Host Bridge (rev 02)
0000:00:00.1 System peripheral: Intel Corp. 855GM/GME GMCH Memory I/O Control Registers (rev 02)
0000:00:00.3 System peripheral: Intel Corp. 855GM/GME GMCH Configuration Process Registers (rev 02)
0000:00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corp. 82852/855GM Integrated Graphics Device (rev 02)
0000:00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corp. 82852/855GM Integrated Graphics Device (rev 02)
0000:00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 03)
0000:00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 03)
0000:00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 03)
0000:00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801DB/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-M) USB 2.0 EHCI Controller (rev 03)
0000:00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corp. 82801 PCI Bridge (rev 83)
0000:00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corp. 82801DBM LPC Interface Controller (rev 03)
0000:00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corp. 82801DBM (ICH4) Ultra ATA Storage Controller (rev 03)
0000:00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corp. 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 03)
0000:00:1f.6 Modem: Intel Corp. 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) AC'97 Modem Controller (rev 03)
0000:01:03.0 CardBus bridge: Ricoh Co Ltd RL5c476 II (rev a9)
0000:01:03.1 CardBus bridge: Ricoh Co Ltd RL5c476 II (rev a9)
0000:01:03.2 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Ricoh Co Ltd R5C552 IEEE 1394 Controller (rev 01)
0000:01:04.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ (rev 10)
0000:01:05.0 Network controller: Intel Corp. PRO/Wireless LAN 2100 3B Mini PCI Adapter (rev 04)
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: [E]
[O] = OK, [E] = Error (please elaborate below), [ ] = didn't try it
(In chronological order)
The CD-Rom-detection complained about not being able to load a module for the ethernet adapter (8139too), told me that the module might be available later (which was right, fortunately).
Network-hardware Setup then showed me a list of modules to be loaded, "8139too" and "floppy".
But the latter is certainly not a network device ;-)
May the reason be that this machine (Laptop) has no floppy ?
# modprobe floppy
FATAL: Error inserting floppy (/lib/modules/2.6.7-1-386/kernel/drivers/block/floppy.ko): No such device
My machine froze on the first reboot because the special kernel options i gave during the installer boot were not set ("noapic nolapic"). One should at least be warned of this behaviour.
"configuration of apt": I had to enter the debian package repository again, the settings of the 1st-stage installer seemed to be forgotten.
The package mozilla-xft was not installed by default (I selected "Desktop" as a task for the machine), so the fonts in mozilla (and galeon, too) looked really really ugly.
Aside from this everything went incredibly smooth and easy, the new installer is impressive.