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Bug#280552: new install

Package: installation-reports

Debian-installer-version: <09/november/04
uname -a: <The result of running uname -a on a shell prompt>
Date: <10/011/04>
Method: <net install cd downloaded, booted off cd, from ftp.au.debian.org, no proxy>

Machine: <HP Pavilion 6726>
Processor: Celeron
Memory: 128M
Root Device: <IDE HDA1>
Root Size/partition table: <

# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
# <file system> <mount point>   <type>  <options>       <dump>  <pass>
/dev/hda1       /               ext3  defaults,errors=remount-ro 0 1
/dev/hda6       /home           ext3    defaults        0       2
/dev/hda5       none            swap    sw              0       0

and from df:

Filesystem           1K-blocks      Used Available Use% Mounted on
/dev/hda1              5400264    510072   4615868  10% /
tmpfs                    63096         0     63096   0% /dev/shm
/dev/hda6             13861472     32888  13124448   1% /home


Output of lspci and lspci -n:
0000:00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corp. 82810 GMCH [Graphics Memory Controller Hub] (rev 03)
0000:00:01.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corp. 82810 CGC [Chipset Graphics Controller] 
(rev 03)
0000:00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corp. 82801AA PCI Bridge (rev 02)
0000:00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corp. 82801AA ISA Bridge (LPC) (rev 02)
0000:00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corp. 82801AA IDE (rev 02)
0000:00:1f.2 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801AA USB (rev 02)
0000:00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corp. 82801AA SMBus (rev 02)
0000:00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corp. 82801AA AC'97 Audio (rev 02)
0000:01:0d.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ (rev 
0000:01:0e.0 Communication controller: Conexant HSF 56k Data/Fax Modem (rev 01)

lspci -n:
0000:00:00.0 0600: 8086:7120 (rev 03)
0000:00:01.0 0300: 8086:7121 (rev 03)
0000:00:1e.0 0604: 8086:2418 (rev 02)
0000:00:1f.0 0601: 8086:2410 (rev 02)
0000:00:1f.1 0101: 8086:2411 (rev 02)
0000:00:1f.2 0c03: 8086:2412 (rev 02)
0000:00:1f.3 0c05: 8086:2413 (rev 02)
0000:00:1f.5 0401: 8086:2415 (rev 02)
0000:01:0d.0 0200: 10ec:8139 (rev 10)
0000:01:0e.0 0780: 14f1:2013 (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]


<had a hard time finding the networks that claimed to have the debian repositaries in Australia, 
during that process I wiggled the ethernet cable, and it was loose, so it suddenly "discovered" the 
network, which put funny text on the xcurses screen, and moved the listing for 
ftp://mirror.eftel.com/debian/ over to the right hand side (white on blue ncurses)...and the error 
message ("100Mbit ethernet card detected" or something like that) was in it's place - with white 
text on black background instead of white on blue that the ncurses screen for the mirrors normally 
has...it actually didn't find our DHCP server either, but I presume for the same reasons - the 
ethernet cable needed to be wiggled....having been a previous debian installer, I must admit to 
quite enjoying the automated process, but I do have one quibble. While I understand that it's not 
everyone's cup of tea, I finally had got used to the things one needed to do to re-write the partition 
table. With the new installer, I found it a little difficult to understand, it wasn't nearly so clear as the 
old way, though the fact that it was fully automated did mean that I could just act like a newb and 
do it that way, I just wish the old way was better flagged. I chose the desktop machine option, but 
that was ultimately wrong - the computer is for an internet gateway firewall...so I have the home 
partition away from the root partition, which is nice, but I'd have prefered to put /var/ on the (now 
huge @ 15Gb) hda6 because logging is more important...I mean, because it's a gateway/firewall, 
there's very little need for 15 Gb of /home, but nor do I want all my volatile stuff on /, you know 
what I mean?, I'll just move /var myself, but maybe that could be an option - "minimal 
install/firewall/gateway machine, not many users....of course, I didn't do heaps of playing around 
either to see if the options I wanted were in there - I do more than this and am really busy at the 
moment, so I wanted it to go as quickly as possible....btw - thanks for the great software, I really 
love you ppl, yr software, and yr social contract>

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