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Bug#260486: marked as done (not offered to make a boot floppy)

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Package: installation-reports

Debian-installer-version: 13-Mar-2004
uname -a: Linux gandalf 2.4.22-1-386
Date: 13-Mar-2004 1800-2100
Method: from CD (see above)

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:    [O]
Reboot:                 [O]
[O] = OK, [E] = Error (please elaborate below), [ ] = didn't try it


Debian Installer beta2 comments


X means improvements can be done, rest are explanaitions what was done

   I have an already installed HD in my computer as IDE1 slave
   I had to install a new debian because of HD crash
   I partitioned IDE1 master
X examples of partitions need to be given in the installation manual
X http://d-i.alioth.debian.org/manual/en.i386/index.html chapter 7.2,  
   e.g I have finally used for my 120GB disk 100MB /, 5GB /usr, 110GB  
   3000 /var, 50MB /tmp, 1000 swap, all ext2 except /home ext3, it saves
   1 hour surfing to find out useful partion schemes and for  
unexperienced users
   the switch to RedHat, Suse or whatwever
X in installation manual (see above) /boot is not mentioned but dring  
   installation process it appears (assigning names to partitions),
   a very useful hint which shed some light for me on the / and /boot  
issue I
   found in the RedHat installation manual:
	While partitioning your hard drive, keep in mind that the BIOS in some
	older systems cannot access more than the first 1024 cylinders on a  
	drive. If this is the case, leave enough room for the /boot Linux  
	on the first 1024 cylinders of your hard drive to boot Linux. The  
other Linux
	partitions can be after cylinder 1024.

	If your hard drive is more than 1024 cylinders, you may need to create  
	/boot partition if you want the /(root) partition to use all of the  
	space on your hard drive.

X a screen shot of the finalized partition table in cfdisk is needed so  
nobody has
   to surf the internet to find out why only four partitions can be used  
(if you use
   only primary), what needs to be bootable, swap,...

   On screen:
   [!!] Configure and mount partitions,
   Select a partition:
X What is MiB and GiB??? You mean probably MB and GB

   In the same list my already formatted IDE 1 slave is mentioned,
   to avoid that it will be overwritten I selected 'Leave the file  
system intact'
   but in the lists looks afterwards exactly as the other partitions on  
IDE1 master
   selecting 'Finish' I get asked on the next screen:
   'Ready to create file systems and mount partitions?'
   at which point it was not clear to me if my formatted IDE1 slave will  
   I decided to switch off the computer deconnect the HD and start again
X If 'leave filesystem intact' is choosen it has to be explicitly  
mentioned in the
X partitioins list to make clear that it will NOT be formatted (what is  
   the case, didn't test to not risk my backup)

X no feedback during formatting, a hint at the beginning (if no proress  
bar is
   possible) that it might take some minutes would beuseful

X having the possibility to use GRUB instead of LILO would be nice

X no offer to make a boot floppy

X after reboot it was only possible to get via cancel out of the 'Apt  
   screen, seemed like an endless loop, but apparently all selections  
are written
   into sources.list, does really not become clear

Thanks a lot for the nice Debian and Keep up the good work!!!


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From: Joey Hess <joeyh@debian.org>
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Subject: Bug#260486: fixed in grub-installer 1.05
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Source: grub-installer
Source-Version: 1.05

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

  to pool/main/g/grub-installer/grub-installer_1.05.dsc
  to pool/main/g/grub-installer/grub-installer_1.05.tar.gz
  to pool/main/g/grub-installer/grub-installer_1.05_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 260486@bugs.debian.org,
and the maintainer will reopen the bug report if appropriate.

Debian distribution maintenance software
Joey Hess <joeyh@debian.org> (supplier of updated grub-installer package)

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Format: 1.7
Date: Sun,  3 Oct 2004 18:34:50 -0400
Source: grub-installer
Binary: grub-installer
Architecture: source i386
Version: 1.05
Distribution: unstable
Urgency: low
Maintainer: Debian Install System Team <debian-boot@lists.debian.org>
Changed-By: Joey Hess <joeyh@debian.org>
 grub-installer - Install GRUB on a hard disk (udeb)
Closes: 224636 252562 260486 265949
 grub-installer (1.05) unstable; urgency=low
   * Joey Hess
     - Call grub-install with --recheck to ensure that it scans for devices
       anew when, for example, it's run a second time and told to install to a
       floppy this time. Closes: #265949
     - Support device notation for floppy drive, not just grub notation.
       Closes: #224636, #252562, #260486
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