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Bug#281356: failed installation - eMachines M2105

Package: installation-reports

Debian-installer-version: prerc2 from d-i site
uname -a: 2.4 or 2.6 didn't matter
Date: 11/15/2004 04:00 MST
Method: Businesscard CD - both expert and expert26

Machine: eMachines M2105
Processor: Intel Celeron 2.8 GHz
Memory: 640 MB
Root Device: IDE (/dev/hda)
Root Size/partition table:
/dev/hda1 - Winderz
/dev/hda2 - ext3 /boot 100M
/dev/hda3 - ReiserFS / 17G
/dev/hda4 - swap 500M

Output of lspci and lspci -n: N/A

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:                 [E]


First attempt was expert26.
Second attempt was expert.

It complained about not being able to install floppy module -- the machine has no floppy. No big deal.

After the CD eject and reboot, the system always hung after starting the usb modules. It also crashed out of hardware detection script completely right before that hang. If system was rebooted it would make it a little further to agpgart and hang there.

Doing some google searching found this, which may or may not be related but has almost the exact same symptoms on an Acer laptop instead of the eMachines:

Will attempt again with net boot CD from "current" on 11/15/2004 and report back. (I thought I remembered seeing some e-mail about problems with the businesscard CD some time ago, but I thought that was fixed. I'll try the other method anyway to see what happens and use the newer images.)

I can follow directions well and would be willing to pull any other information from the installation that might be helpful to the d-i team, but I need to know what you would want to see. More than happy to help out.


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