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Bug#275729: installation-reports

Package: installation-reports

Debian-installer-version: from the weekly-built set of CD taken with bittorrent.
Only the 1st CD has been downloaded at http://cdimage.debian.org/pub/weekly/torrents/i386/
Last modified date : 5 oct 2004.

It is the second time that I failed to install the Debian Sarge on my desktop computer.
I have 2 hard disks. A Mandrake 9.1 is already installed on hda, and I try to install the Debian
on hdb, which previously contained only backup files.

uname -a:
on hda : Linux localhost 2.4.21-0.32mdk #1 Sat Jul 3 19:15:15 MDT 2004 i686 unknown unknown GNU/Linux
on hdb, something like : Debian GNU/Linux, kernel 2.6.8-1-686-smp

Date: 7 oct 2004 around 21H00 french time.

Method: I have used the 1st CD from the weekly-built bittorrent directory.
I booted with the 1st CD, and then followed the standard installation procedure.
Because I have a non-free ADSL card (PCI Bewan ST) requiring compiled modules
(then manual installation), I can't use the installation from network.

Machine: Fujitsu-Siemens Celeron (Desktop PC)
Processor: GenuineIntel Family 6 Model 8, 635MHz, Rev interm 3.
$ cat cpuinfo
processor       : 0
vendor_id       : GenuineIntel
cpu family      : 6
model           : 8
model name      : Celeron (Coppermine)
stepping        : 3
cpu MHz         : 634.793
cache size      : 128 KB
fdiv_bug        : no
hlt_bug         : no
f00f_bug        : no
coma_bug        : no
fpu             : yes
fpu_exception   : yes
cpuid level     : 2
wp              : yes
flags           : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 mmx fxsr sse
bogomips        : 1264.84

Memory: 320Mb

Root Device: IDE (VIA chipset VT82C686A)
Hard disk types :
hda: Maxtor 6Y080L0, ATA DISK drive
hdb: SAMSUNG SV1022D, ATA DISK drive
CDROM types :
hdd: PCRW804, ATAPI CD/DVD-ROM drive

Root Size/partition table:
# cat /etc/fstab
on hda :
none /proc proc defaults 0 0
none /dev/pts devpts mode=0620 0 0
/dev/hda1 / ext3 defaults 1 1
/dev/hda5 swap swap defaults 0 0
/dev/hda6 /home ext3 defaults 1 2
none /mnt/cdrom supermount dev=/dev/hdc,fs=auto,ro,--,iocharset=iso8859-15,codepage=850,umask=0 0 0
none /mnt/cdrom2 supermount dev=/dev/scd0,fs=auto,ro,--,iocharset=iso8859-15,codepage=850,umask=0 0 0
/dev/scsi/host0/bus0/target0/lun0/cd /mnt/cdrecorder auto ro,noauto,user,exec 0 0

on hdb :
# <file system> <mount point>   <type>  <options>       <dump>  <pass>
proc            /proc           proc    defaults        0       0
/dev/hdb1       /               ext2    defaults,errors=remount-ro 0       1
/dev/hdb6       /home           ext2    defaults        0       2
/dev/hdb5       none            swap    sw              0       0
/dev/hdc        /media/cdrom0   iso9660 ro,user,noauto  0       0
/dev/hdd        /media/cdrom1   iso9660 ro,user,noauto  0       0

Output of lspci and lspci -n:
$ lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C693A/694x [Apollo PRO133x] (rev c4)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C598/694x [Apollo MVP3/Pro133x AGP]
00:07.0 ISA bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C686 [Apollo Super South] (rev 22)
00:07.1 IDE interface: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C586/B/686A/B PIPC Bus Master IDE (rev 10)
00:07.2 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. USB (rev 10)
00:07.3 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. USB (rev 10)
00:07.4 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C686 [Apollo Super ACPI] (rev 30)
00:07.5 Multimedia audio controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C686 AC97 Audio Controller (rev 20)
00:0f.0 ATM network controller: SGS Thomson Microelectronics: Unknown device 0500 (rev 10)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV11 [GeForce2 MX/MX 400] (rev b2)
$ lspci -n
00:00.0 Class 0600: 1106:0691 (rev c4)
00:01.0 Class 0604: 1106:8598
00:07.0 Class 0601: 1106:0686 (rev 22)
00:07.1 Class 0101: 1106:0571 (rev 10)
00:07.2 Class 0c03: 1106:3038 (rev 10)
00:07.3 Class 0c03: 1106:3038 (rev 10)
00:07.4 Class 0600: 1106:3057 (rev 30)
00:07.5 Class 0401: 1106:3058 (rev 20)
00:0f.0 Class 0203: 104a:0500 (rev 10)
01:00.0 Class 0300: 10de:0110 (rev b2)

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

Initial boot worked:    [O]
Configure network HW:   [ ]
Config network:         [ ]
Detect CD:              [E]
Load installer modules: [ ] (I suppose, I can't remember what it means)
Detect hard drives:     [O]
Partition hard drives:  [E] (can't work for automatic partitioning for desktop)
Create file systems:    [O] (ok if manual with ext2 FS, can't find ext3 for manual partitioning)
Mount partitions:       [O] (I suppose...)
Install base system:    [E] (can't detect the 1st CD for packages installation)
Install boot loader:    [O]
Reboot:                 [O]


(Just for information, the 1st installation was with the weekly-built CD from 27 sept 2004.
The only pb was the selection of the sources of packages : can't read/detect the CDROM).

For this 2nd actual installation, the CDROM is again not read, also I can't install the
basics packages (make) to set up the ADSL modules. But before this, the automatic partitioning
for desktop did not work. The partition proposal seems right, but was impossible to complete,
expect if it was done manually using ext2 filesystem.

Please do not hesitate to ask me more information if needed, and to tell me if something seems
wrong in my method.
I can do a new attempt if you believe the pb is identified.

Thanks a lot and good luck.
Guillaume Audirac

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