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Bug#275843: Installation report

Package: installation-reports

Debian-installer-version: 2004-09-30
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uname -a: Linux pcnp 2.6.8-1-386 #1 Thu Oct 7 02:21:16 EDT 2004 i686 GNU/Linux
Date: 2004-10-07
Method: I burned the image to a CD and booted from that.
        Network install was directly from ftp.dk.debian.org

Machine: Home-build PC, based on K7S8X, 3.0 motherboard
Processor: AMD Athlon XP 2200+
Memory: 512 Mb Dane-Elec DDR3200
Root Device: IDE disk - Maxtor 6Y080L0 80 Gb
Root Size/partition table: 

Disk geometry for /dev/hda: 0.000-78167.250 megabytes
Disk label type: msdos
Minor    Start       End     Type      Filesystem  Flags
1          0.031     38.390  primary   ext3                  /boot
2         38.391  19111.640  primary   ntfs        boot      Windows XP system
3      19111.641  33416.578  primary   ext3                  /
4      33424.299  78159.990  extended              lba
5      33424.330  33902.797  logical   linux-swap
6      33902.829  52979.985  logical   ext3                  /home
7      52980.016  78159.990  logical   ext3                  /reserve

Output of lspci and lspci -n:
cnp:~# lspci
0000:00:00.0 Host bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 746 Host (rev 10)
0000:00:01.0 PCI bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SG86C202
0000:00:02.0 ISA bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS963 [MuTIOL Media 
IO] (rev 25)
0000:00:02.1 SMBus: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS]: Unknown device 0016
0000:00:02.5 IDE interface: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 5513 [IDE]
0000:00:02.7 Multimedia audio controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 
Sound Controller (rev a0)
0000:00:03.0 USB Controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] USB 1.0 
Controller (rev 0f)
0000:00:03.1 USB Controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] USB 1.0 
Controller (rev 0f)
0000:00:03.2 USB Controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] USB 2.0 
0000:00:04.0 Ethernet controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS900 PCI 
Fast Ethernet (rev 90)
0000:00:09.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8029(AS)
0000:00:0a.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8029(AS)
0000:00:0b.0 VGA compatible controller: S3 Inc. 86c325 [ViRGE] (rev 06)
0000:00:0c.0 Network controller: AIRONET Wireless Communications PC4800 (rev 
pcnp:~# lspci -n
0000:00:00.0 0600: 1039:0746 (rev 10)
0000:00:01.0 0604: 1039:0002
0000:00:02.0 0601: 1039:0963 (rev 25)
0000:00:02.1 0c05: 1039:0016
0000:00:02.5 0101: 1039:5513
0000:00:02.7 0401: 1039:7012 (rev a0)
0000:00:03.0 0c03: 1039:7001 (rev 0f)
0000:00:03.1 0c03: 1039:7001 (rev 0f)
0000:00:03.2 0c03: 1039:7002
0000:00:04.0 0200: 1039:0900 (rev 90)
0000:00:09.0 0200: 10ec:8029
0000:00:0a.0 0200: 10ec:8029
0000:00:0b.0 0300: 5333:5631 (rev 06)
0000:00:0c.0 0280: 14b9:0350 (rev 01)

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 installation exhibited three peculiarities.  Nothing
serious (I think), but a bit strange.

P1) D-i asks for "Start PC Card services?" three times during the
process - one would be more reasonable.  The three times are during
"Detect and mount CD-ROM", "Detect Network Hardware" and "Detect
Hardware", respectively.

P2) The four LAN cards have a different naming scheme
than under my old (very much updated, but currently
2.6.8 based) debian.  Old scheme was
  eth0 - Realtek PCI card A
  eth1 - Realtek PCI card B
  eth2 - Cisco Aironet (mounted on PCI board)
  eth3 - the on-board connection
New scheme is
  eth0 - the on-board connection
  eth1 - Realtek PCI card A
  eth2 - Realtek PCI card B
  eth3 - Cisco Aironet (mounted on PCI board)
- the new naming scheme is *also* there when I
boot the installed disk!

Of course I had to tell d-i to choose "eth1" as "primary
network interface" - that's where the cable to the world

P3) The partitioning of the disk goes just fine under debian-installer
- but "parted" (running under the installed system) is not satisfied:

"Warning: Unable to align partition properly.  This probably means that 
partitioning tool generated an incorrect partition table, because it didn't 
the correct BIOS geometry.  It is safe to ignore,but ignoring may cause
(fixable) problems with some boot loaders."

How is it that d-i produces a partition table that parted thinks is incorrect?

Peder Chr. Nørgaard     e-mail: pcn@pogt.dk
Gefionsvej 19           spejder-e-mail: hathi@gallerne.dk
DK-8230 Åbyhøj          tel: +45 87 44 11 99
Denmark                 mob: +45 30 91 84 31

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