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Bug#270288: install report

Package: installation-reports

Debian-installer-version: netinst rc1 ISO, downloaded from debian.org
on Sept. 3, 2004
uname -a: n/a
Date: Sept. 3, 2004
Method: Booted from CD-ROM with netinst rc1 ISO.  Didn't get far
enough to use network install.

Machine: Dell Inspiron 2650c
Processor: Intel Celeron 1.6GHz
Memory: 256MB
Root Device: IDE
Root Size/partition table: not recorded
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:    [O]
Reboot:                 [O]


The initial install was simple and problem free.  I was particularly
pleased that the installer suggested a partitioning scheme and allowed
me to approve it and modify it before commiting the changes.

I was hit by a bug after rebooting that left the console unusable.  I
assume this was the bug listed in the rc1 errata under the heading
"Hotplug bugs lead to reboot loops, no display."  I believe my
framebuffer was messed up.

I attempted to reboot into emergency mode (as selected from the GRUB
menu) but the framebuffer was still messed up so I couldn't make the
changes recommended in the errata listing.  I started the install over
and had the same problem.  In normal or emergency mode, the
framebuffer would go crazy partway through the boot process so the
console was unusable.

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