Package: installation-reports Debian-installer-version: Latest daily build: 10/02/04 uname -a: Linux photon 2.4.27-1-386 #1 Fri Sept 3 06:24:46 UTC 2004 i686 unknown Date: 10/03/04 13:58 Method: CD Businesscard image Machine: Dell Dimension XPS B1000 Processor: Pentium III Memory: 512 Mb Root Device: IDE Still running installer Root Size/partition table: n/a Output of lspci and lspci -n: ---Can't get system installed. These commands aren't available from a console opened while running installer Base System Installation Checklist: [O] = OK, [E] = Error (please elaborate below), [ ] = didn't try it Initial boot worked: [O] Configure network HW: [E] Config network: [E] Detect CD: [O] Load installer modules: [O] Detect hard drives: [O] Partition hard drives: [ ] Create file systems: [ ] Mount partitions: [ ] Install base system: [ ] Install boot loader: [ ] Reboot: [ ] Comments/Problems: This is an improvement, but it still doesn't work. The initial boot works fine. I have a SCSI card in my system that fails on modprobe (Message: Error while running modprobe -v aic7xxx), but I don't use any of the devices on it anymore, so that isn't a problem for me. When it tries to configure the network, I get an error from the SCSI card (should be OK - see above). When I allow it to continue, it fails to configure DHCP. I'm going to manually set it up anyway, but it should be able to get an ip address from my Linksys router. It then has me enter the network setup manually. After I do so, it tells me that an error occurred during the configuration process. It doesn't even give me a hint of what the error is. It proceeds normally to the locate debian mirror. This is a definite improvement over rc1. It wanted us to partition immediately. As that should be avoided at all costs until we know we have a network, this corrects what I thought was a fatal flaw in RC1. When I try to select a debian mirror, it fails telling me that the mirror is not available. It will fail to find any mirror I attempt to use - obviously, no network. If I tell it to go back, it will present the Installer Main Menu. If I try to configure the network manually, I get the same results as above, still no hint as to what error occurred. My network card is a 3Com 3c905C-TX. In my last pass on this (2 weeks ago), one reply told me that the card *IS* supported. If I look at file /etc/network/devnames, I see the entry eth0:3Com Corporation 3c905C-TX/TX-M (Tornado) which leads me to believe that the card is recognized. Unfortunately, I see no way to get the card *UP*. Without that, there is no way to install Debian on this computer. The installer fails.
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