Bug#294654: sarge-386-netinst stops during base system installation
Debian-installer-version: sarge-i386-netinst.iso from http://cdimage.debian.org/pub/cdimage-testing/sarge_d-i/i386/current/sarge-i386-netinst.iso
date: februari 9, 2005
uname -a: Linux dogbert 2.6.8-1-386 #1 Thu Oct 7 02:21:16 EDT 2004 i686
Date: 10-02-2005 23:00
Method: Booted from sarge-i386-netinst.iso in ide cdrom drive, no proxy
needed for internet access.
Machine: AOpen AK33 motherboard, adaptec-2940 scsi controller with hp9200+
burner, wdc wd200EB 20gb primary master, wdc wd1200JB 120gb primary slave,
52 speed ide cdrom on secondary controller, hauppage wintv (bt848), 3com
59x fast ethernet card.
Processor: amd athlon 800
Memory: 512 megs
Root Device: hda
Root Size/partition table:
hda1: 64mb ext3 /boot
hda2: 19gb xfs /
hda3: 1gb swap
hdb1: 20gb ntfs
hdb2: 100gb xfs /home
Output of lspci and lspci -n: NA
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: [E]
Install boot loader: [ ]
Reboot: [ ]
The base system install proceeds until about 35% without problems then
The debootstrap program exited with an error (return
Check /var/log/messages or see virtual console 3 for
console 3 shows the following:
Selecting previously deselected package debconf.
(Reading database ... 2466 files and directories currently
Unpacking debconf (from ../debconf_126.96.36.199_all.deb)
dpkg: debconf: dependency problems, but configuring
anyway as you request:
debconf depends on debconf-i18n | debconf-english;
Package debconf-i18n is not installed.
Package debconf-english is not installed.
Setting up debconf (188.8.131.52) ...
Global symbol "$fields_base" requires explicit
package name at /usr/share/perl/5.8/base.pm line 104.
Compilation failed in require at /usr/share/perl5/Debconf/Log.pm
BEGIN failed--compilation aborted at /usr/share/perl5/Debconf/Log.pm
Compilation failed in require at /usr/share/perl5/Debconf/Db.pm
BEGIN failed--compilation aborted at /usr/share/perl5/Debconf/Db.pm
Compilation failed in require at /usr/share/debconf/frontend
BEGIN failed--compilation aborted at /usr/share/debconf/frontend
dpkg: error processing debconf (--install):
subprocess post-installation script returned
error exit status 255
Errors were encountered while processing:
umount: /target/dev/pts: No such file or directory
umount: /target/dev/shm: No such file or directory
umount: /target/proc/bus/usb: Invalid argument
I successfully installed woody r2 on this box and
tried apt-get update && apt-get dist-upgrade which crapped out
during setting up of debconf, just like during the above fresh install.
This machine had been running w2k with Lotus Notes
Domino for approx 2 years now without any problems.
Any thoughts on how to proceed are welcome.
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