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Bug#264476: marked as done (Allow "don't configure network" when mii-diag ordains static configuration)

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Debian-installer-version: RC1
Method: Business-Card i386 ISO of RC1, installing base over http/proxy

Machine: IBM Thinkpad R51
Processor: Pentium M/1.5GHz
Memory: 512MB
Root Device: IC25N040ATMR04-0, ATA DISK drive
Root Size/partition table:  
    hda1  Primary   Linux ext3  4999.94    (Debian GNU/Linux)
    hda5  Logical   Linux ext2  1599.90    (Debian GNU/Hurd)
    hda9  Logical   Linux ext3  1599.90  /
    hda6  Logical   Linux ext3  27155.43   (data)
    hda7  Logical   Linux swap  1023.94  swap
    hda8  Logical   Linux ext2  3628.68    (data)

Output of lspci and lspci -n:

Base System Installation Checklist:
[O] = OK, [E] = Error (please elaborate below), [ ] = didn't try it

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:    [ ]
Reboot:                 [E]


1. It was previously suggested to rename the inital boot dialog, like
s/press Return to boot/press Return to install Debian/ or something

2. If I don't have a network cable plugged in, I get asked for an IP
address. It's possible to go back and then select 'No network
configuration' (or something), but having a button like 'Continue
without configuring the network' right there intially would be better.
Though that's probably i) not easy with debconf and ii) too late for
sarge anyway

3. As it wasn't immediatly obvious how to reformat a partition with
partman, I (perhaps foolishly) decided to delete and re-create /dev/hda6
(on which some other ext2 previously existed). However, the format
dialog and subsequent dialogs talked about /dev/hda9 being
created/written to, which made me a bit nervous. I finally figured out
that partman renumbered the devices (see above partition listing),
adding /dev/hda9 at the place of the former /dev/hda6 but calling it
/dev/hda9. Oh well, that was a bit unsuspected and I had to change the
/etc/fstab of my other partition to fix it. If it is possible the
partition numbering should be preserved IMHO.

4. I did not install Grub so I can't tell whether my GNU/Hurd partition
has been detected and included correctly, but I could test that another
time if needed.

5. On reboot, during the bootup sequence, the framebuffer switched to a
different font which yielded about twice as many lines on the console
(to my liking). However, as soon as base-config started (or perhaps
shortly before), the console became totally corrupted and scrambled. It
was possible to figure out that I was looking at the base-config screen
and changing virtual consoles worked, but I was not able to read

This was with the default 2.4 kernel. I later reinstalled passing
'kernel26' to d-i, which worked fine (though the console font stayed at
the intial size/number of lines)

6. I did not select any tasks in tasksel but rather did 'apt-get install
gnome' from the console (I don't like how both KDE and GNOME get
installed by the desktop task, but oh well). I also installed
x-window-system-core and before that discover, mdetect, read-edid.
Configuring X was mostly alright and I noticed that the synaptic
touchpad driver got loaded during it at one point. However, after
reboot, the driver did not get loaded and X failed to come up. I had to
manually add psmouse to /etc/modules.

That's about it. Needless to say I'm pretty proud of y'all :)


Install logs and other status info is available in

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From: Joshua Kwan <joshk@triplehelix.org>
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Source: netcfg
Source-Version: 1.01

We believe that the bug you reported is fixed in the latest version of
netcfg, which is due to be installed in the Debian FTP archive:

  to pool/main/n/netcfg/netcfg-dhcp_1.01_i386.udeb
  to pool/main/n/netcfg/netcfg-static_1.01_i386.udeb
  to pool/main/n/netcfg/netcfg_1.01.dsc
  to pool/main/n/netcfg/netcfg_1.01.tar.gz
  to pool/main/n/netcfg/netcfg_1.01_i386.udeb

A summary of the changes between this version and the previous one is

Thank you for reporting the bug, which will now be closed.  If you
have further comments please address them to 264476@bugs.debian.org,
and the maintainer will reopen the bug report if appropriate.

Debian distribution maintenance software
Joshua Kwan <joshk@triplehelix.org> (supplier of updated netcfg package)

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Format: 1.7
Date: Sat, 21 Aug 2004 15:18:18 -0700
Source: netcfg
Binary: netcfg-static netcfg-dhcp netcfg
Architecture: source i386
Version: 1.01
Distribution: unstable
Urgency: medium
Maintainer: Debian Install System Team <debian-boot@lists.debian.org>
Changed-By: Joshua Kwan <joshk@triplehelix.org>
 netcfg     - Configure the network (udeb)
 netcfg-dhcp - Configure the network via DHCP (udeb)
 netcfg-static - Configure a static network (udeb)
Closes: 261460 261471 261527 263187 264476 265651 266245 266549 266641
 netcfg (1.01) unstable; urgency=medium
   * Joey Hess
     - Ignore failure from ip in dhclient-script when setting mtu, in case
       the supplied mtu is invalid.
   * Joshua Kwan
     - Give the user a choice to leave the network unconfigured if nothing is
       plugged in. (Closes: #264476)
     - netcfg-dhcp.templates: "may work" becomes "may succeed".
       (Closes: #261471)
     - Remove completely braindamaged pointer handling in
       seed_hostname_from_dns, caused by myself.
       (Closes: #261460, #261527, #263187, #265651, #266245, #266549)
     - Don't let a positive result from mii-diag override netcfg/disable_dhcp.
       (Closes: #266641)
   * Updated translations:
     - Arabic (ar.po) by Christian Perrier
     - Catalan (ca.po) by Jordi Mallach
     - Czech (cs.po) by Miroslav Kure
     - Danish (da.po) by Claus Hindsgaul
     - Greek (el.po) by Greek Translation Team
     - Basque (eu.po) by Piarres Beobide Egaña
     - Finnish (fi.po) by Tapio Lehtonen
     - French (fr.po) by French Team
     - Hebrew (he.po) by Lior Kaplan
     - Hungarian (hu.po) by VER�K István
     - Japanese (ja.po) by Kenshi Muto
     - Korean (ko.po) by Changwoo Ryu
     - Lithuanian (lt.po) by KÄ?stutis BiliÅ«nas
     - Dutch (nl.po) by Bart Cornelis
     - Portuguese (Brazil) (pt_BR.po) by André Luís Lopes
     - Portuguese (pt.po) by Miguel Figueiredo
     - Romanian (ro.po) by Eddy Petrisor
     - Russian (ru.po) by Christian Perrier
     - Slovak (sk.po) by Peter KLFMANiK Mann
     - Swedish (sv.po) by Per Olofsson
     - Turkish (tr.po) by Recai OktaÅ?
     - Ukrainian (uk.po) by Eugeniy Meshcheryakov
 815b2bbc10e53e26569c80c2bd6963c8 1561 debian-installer optional netcfg_1.01.dsc
 8478161435950c9e308493e4612352ee 196532 debian-installer optional netcfg_1.01.tar.gz
 55790fb91ebf9a404fac6fcb7813c050 151910 debian-installer optional netcfg_1.01_i386.udeb
 e700d5fa77e9abf805186635dc7e8a69 118272 debian-installer optional netcfg-dhcp_1.01_i386.udeb
 a57eec7dbf8b76a4a016677df797b8c9 116794 debian-installer optional netcfg-static_1.01_i386.udeb
package-type: udeb

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