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Package: installation-reports

Debian-installer-version: 2004-10-30
uname -a: 2.6.8-1  (I think, don't have the computer here)
Date: 2004-10-30 ca 19:00
Method: Booted off the i.Link (FireWire) CD-ROM of my laptop, and chose
network install. Network install was from first available UK download site.
Note: The installer didn't work without any parameters, but when the
installer was started with parameter "linux26" to use 2.6 kernel, it
worked perfectly.
Machine: Sony Vaio C1MHP (see: http://kryz.org/vaio.html - not my machine!)
Processor: Transmeta Crusoe 867mHz
Memory: 256 MB
Root Device: 40gb laptop IDE drive. 
Root Size/partition table: Default installer recommendation, i.e nearly
all of the 40gb used as root, small swap partition.
Output of lspci and lspci -n: (don't know, don't have computer here)

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]

As mentioned above; the installer stops when trying to mount the CD to
load installer modules. See Bug#279086 for my other report on that. If the
installer is booted with "linux26" to load kernel 2.6 then the installer
works perfectly! Maybe add a message on failure that the user should
perhaps try different boot options?

Another thing that I thought of after doing the install (thus might not
belong here) was that I wanted to add my WiFi card, and since I didn't
have it in the machine during install, I (afaik) now have to manually
install it. A "Detect new hardware" (a la Windows) would be a very good
feature. But like I said, not really applicable here.

Thanks for a great installer!

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