Bug#253161: about your Debian installation report
begin quote Joey Hess <email@example.com> 2004-10-13 21:54:48 :
>Hello, I'm writing you because you filed an installation report a while ago
>on an old version of the debian installer. Your installation report was #253161
>and can be viewed online at <http://bugs.debian.org/253161>.
[ snip ]
Tried again the other day. Here's the highlights:
* Installed M$-XPpro from scratch on newly-flattened HD, into
/dev/hda1 and /dev/hda5, just enough to be able to boot it.
* Used netinst (pre-RC2) from a CD; went for linux26 (for minimal
* Partitioning: multi-user.
* Put grub in the MBR.
* Proceed to reboot: Bliss :-) . In particular, both XP and sarge
accessible by grub.
Apologies for the distinct lack of system info: the system in question
is the one I boot XP on to use this wretched alleged mailer, but using
a different /dev/hda with the aid of a removable-HD tray. In
retrospect, I should perhaps have given it the stricter test of using a
completely virgin HD. Do you wish me to retry and/or send the full info?
In the meantime, I think Bug 253161 can be (tenatively) Closed.
Many thanks, folks,
Dr M J Carter
Physics and Astronomy
University of Nottingham
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