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Bug#283227: marked as done (installation-reports)

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Package: installation-reports

Debian-installer-version: i386 RC2 business card from
uname -a: 2.6.8-1-k7 #1
Date: Wednesday 24th November 2004
Method: booted from cd, non-proxy network install over
ADSL, using Dutch unstable apt repository 

Machine: ASUS A7N8X-Deluxe
Processor: Athlon XP 2000
Memory: 512MB
Root Device: 40GB IBM ATA100
Root Size/partition table:

Filesystem           1K-blocks      Used Available
Use% Mounted on
/dev/hda2              8983976   1319676   7664300 
15% /
tmpfs                   258216         0    258216  
0% /dev/shm
/dev/hdb1             80040752  71980072   8060680 
90% /home
/dev/hda1             30701232   4815504  25885728 
16% /windows
/dev/hdc                 34886     34886         0
100% /mnt/cdrom

Output of lspci and lspci -n:


0000:00:00.0 Host bridge: nVidia Corporation nForce2
AGP (different version?) (rev a2)
0000:00:00.1 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation nForce2
Memory Controller 1 (rev a2)
0000:00:00.2 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation nForce2
Memory Controller 4 (rev a2)
0000:00:00.3 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation nForce2
Memory Controller 3 (rev a2)
0000:00:00.4 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation nForce2
Memory Controller 2 (rev a2)
0000:00:00.5 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation nForce2
Memory Controller 5 (rev a2)
0000:00:01.0 ISA bridge: nVidia Corporation nForce2
ISA Bridge (rev a3)
0000:00:01.1 SMBus: nVidia Corporation nForce2 SMBus
(MCP) (rev a2)
0000:00:02.0 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation
nForce2 USB Controller (rev a3)
0000:00:02.1 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation
nForce2 USB Controller (rev a3)
0000:00:02.2 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation
nForce2 USB Controller (rev a3)
0000:00:04.0 Ethernet controller: nVidia Corporation
nForce2 Ethernet Controller (rev a1)
0000:00:08.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation nForce2
External PCI Bridge (rev a3)
0000:00:09.0 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation nForce2
IDE (rev a2)
0000:00:0c.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation nForce2
PCI Bridge (rev a3)
0000:00:0d.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): nVidia Corporation
nForce2 FireWire (IEEE 1394) Controller (rev a3)
0000:00:1e.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation nForce2
AGP (rev a2)
0000:01:06.0 Multimedia audio controller: Creative
Labs SB Audigy (rev 04)
0000:01:06.1 Input device controller: Creative Labs SB
Audigy MIDI/Game port (rev 04)
0000:01:06.2 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Creative Labs SB
Audigy FireWire Port (rev 04)
0000:01:09.0 Multimedia video controller: Brooktree
Corporation Bt878 Video Capture (rev 11)
0000:01:09.1 Multimedia controller: Brooktree
Corporation Bt878 Audio Capture (rev 11)
0000:02:01.0 Ethernet controller: 3Com Corporation
3C920B-EMB Integrated Fast Ethernet Controller
[Tornado] (rev 40)
0000:03:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia
Corporation NV17 [GeForce4 MX 440] (rev a3)

lspci -n

0000:00:00.0 0600: 10de:01e0 (rev a2)
0000:00:00.1 0500: 10de:01eb (rev a2)
0000:00:00.2 0500: 10de:01ee (rev a2)
0000:00:00.3 0500: 10de:01ed (rev a2)
0000:00:00.4 0500: 10de:01ec (rev a2)
0000:00:00.5 0500: 10de:01ef (rev a2)
0000:00:01.0 0601: 10de:0060 (rev a3)
0000:00:01.1 0c05: 10de:0064 (rev a2)
0000:00:02.0 0c03: 10de:0067 (rev a3)
0000:00:02.1 0c03: 10de:0067 (rev a3)
0000:00:02.2 0c03: 10de:0068 (rev a3)
0000:00:04.0 0200: 10de:0066 (rev a1)
0000:00:08.0 0604: 10de:006c (rev a3)
0000:00:09.0 0101: 10de:0065 (rev a2)
0000:00:0c.0 0604: 10de:006d (rev a3)
0000:00:0d.0 0c00: 10de:006e (rev a3)
0000:00:1e.0 0604: 10de:01e8 (rev a2)
0000:01:06.0 0401: 1102:0004 (rev 04)
0000:01:06.1 0980: 1102:7003 (rev 04)
0000:01:06.2 0c00: 1102:4001 (rev 04)
0000:01:09.0 0400: 109e:036e (rev 11)
0000:01:09.1 0480: 109e:0878 (rev 11)
0000:02:01.0 0200: 10b7:9201 (rev 40)
0000:03:00.0 0300: 10de:0171 (rev a3)

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:              [ ]
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:    [E ]
Reboot:                 [O ]


The first time I installed RC2, I just presumed it was
going to install a 2.6 kernel by default, which is
what I wanted. It should tell you which kernel will be
installed on the boot splash screen before the
installer is loaded,as well as telling you to type
'linux26' if you want the new kernel. This will save
people going through the entire base install procedure
and then re-installing or having to figure out how to
upgrade to the latest kernel afterwards.

Upon rebooting, after the first base system install
(with the 2.4 kernel), GRUB had detected my Windows XP
Pro partition and added it to the boot menu. Not
wanting a 2.4 based system I did a re-install, this
time issueing the 'linux26' command and again all went
fine but this time after installing the base system
and rebooting GRUB gave no option to boot into
Windows. Fortunately, I knew how to fix this but
people new to Linux would've got very worried that
they lost their Windows drive if that happened to them.

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From: Frans Pop <aragorn@tiscali.nl>
To: 283227-done@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Re: Bug#283227: Fwd: Re: Bug#283227: installation-reports
Date: Mon, 29 Nov 2004 15:15:37 +0100
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On Monday 29 November 2004 13:15, Frans Pop wrote:
> True, but most there are a lot of screens with many
> options there and it isn't entirely obvious where that
> one is found- I couldn't find it and I learnt about
> the 'linux26' command through reading some docs on the
> web. Most people will prefer the 2.6 kernel and this
> will be a highly common boot option, the only one most
> people need to know so i still think it would be good
> to highlight that one at boot.

We feel that the available documentation is clear enough, especially 
considering that the release notes for Sarge will explicitly mention that 
the 2.4 series kernel is the default for Sarge for i386.

> > Did you by any chance select a mountpoint for your
> > windows partition the
> > second time? In that case, this is a known problem
> > (see bug #251794).
> You're right, I didn't check the known bugs before
> submitting my report.

As there already is a bug for this issue, I am closing your report.
Thank you for submitting the report and your comments.


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