Bug#287576: installation-reports: sarge install under VMware
Debian-installer-version: 12/27/2004 ftp.us.debian.org
uname -a: Linux sarge 2.4.27-1-686 #1 Wed Dec 1 19:57:47 JST 2004 i686 GNU/Linux
Date: 12/28/2004 ~ 11:00 AM
Method: How did you install? What did you boot off? If network
install, from where? Proxied?
Installed using 'boot/root/net drivers' floppy images downloaded from
ftp.us.debian.org, apt setup for ftp access only, no proxies.
Machine: Dell Precision 450 running VMware
Processor: Xeon, 3.2 GHz, 512 KB cache (dual CPU but VMware only supports 1)
Memory: 256 MB allocated for virtual machine (Dell system has 1GB)
Root Device: SCSI0 sda (virtual disk created by VMware)
Root Size/partition table: Feel free to paste the full partition
table, with notes on which partitions are mounted where.
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System Mounted
/dev/sda1 * 1 227 1823346 83 Linux /
/dev/sda2 228 783 4466070 5 Extended
/dev/sda5 228 257 240943+ 82 Linux swap
/dev/sda6 258 783 4225063+ 83 Linux /usr
Output of lspci and lspci -n:
0000:00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corp. 440BX/ZX/DX - 82443BX/ZX/DX Host bridge
0000:00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corp. 440BX/ZX/DX - 82443BX/ZX/DX AGP bridge (rev 01)
0000:00:07.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corp. 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 ISA (rev 08)
0000:00:07.1 IDE interface: Intel Corp. 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 IDE (rev 01)
0000:00:07.2 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 USB
0000:00:07.3 Bridge: Intel Corp. 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 ACPI (rev 08)
0000:00:0f.0 VGA compatible controller: VMWare Inc [VMWare SVGA II] PCI Display
0000:00:10.0 SCSI storage controller: BusLogic BT-946C (BA80C30) [MultiMaster
10] (rev 01)
0000:00:11.0 Ethernet controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] 79c970 [PCnet32
LANCE] (rev 10)
0000:00:12.0 Multimedia audio controller: Ensoniq ES1371 [AudioPCI-97] (rev 02)
0000:00:00.0 0600: 8086:7190 (rev 01)
0000:00:01.0 0604: 8086:7191 (rev 01)
0000:00:07.0 0601: 8086:7110 (rev 08)
0000:00:07.1 0101: 8086:7111 (rev 01)
0000:00:07.2 0c03: 8086:7112
0000:00:07.3 0680: 8086:7113 (rev 08)
0000:00:0f.0 0300: 15ad:0405
0000:00:10.0 0100: 104b:1040 (rev 01)
0000:00:11.0 0200: 1022:2000 (rev 10)
0000:00:12.0 0401: 1274:1371 (rev 02)
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: [O]
<Description of the install, in prose, and any thoughts, comments
and ideas you had during the initial install.>
I used the "simple" partitioning scheme, selecting the 'Erase entire disk'
followed by 'Desktop machine'. This created the partitions as described
above, with partition 6 mounted on /home directory.
Installation went fine, through task selection for software downloading. I
chose 'Desktop Env' and 'SQL database'. After downloading the package files,
the root filesystem was at 42% usage. Somewhere during the install of the
packages, the root got full. The installer returned to the install software
I was able to recover by copying /usr content to /home, editing /etc/fstab
to mount /dev/sda6 on /usr, umounting /home and mounting /usr. And, forcing
the installer to go back to Time/Time Zone setup, thus repeating some of the
basic setup and install. Fortunately, apt/dpkg are able to recognize that a
partial install was completed and picked up where things got left off.
After completing the installation, the /usr filesystem is at 39% used, for
2409656 KB used. It's clear that the initial allocation to / of 1823346 is
not enough to support the install I did.
I'd suggest either making / larger or dividing up the remainder between
/usr and /home and having 3 filesystems configured.
Install logs and other status info is available in /var/log/debian-installer/.
I've attached these files, but not the two files in .../cdebconf/, if you need
them let me know.
Once you have filled out this report, mail it to firstname.lastname@example.org.