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Bug#294492: sparcstation 5 install failure

In article <[🔎] 20050211192401.GB25814@kitenet.net> you write:
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>Blars Blarson wrote:
>> When installing to the 1.2 GB drive, base install fails: "Not
>> installing to unclean target".  (The partitions were just formatted.)
>This check consists of the following code:
>        if [ -e /target/usr/bin/awk -o -L /target/usr/bin/awk ] || \
>           [ -e /target/bin/sh -o -L /target/bin/sh ]; then
>                db_capb ""
>                db_input medium base-installer/use_unclean_target || true
>Feel free to tell me how that could fire if you'd really just formatted
>the root filesystem. :-)

The partiton was formatted before running the "install base" step of
d-i.  The error occurs 61% of the way through the step, (after many
packages are unpacked and configured) so either the test is done at
the wrong time or a different error is triggering the wrong message.

I reran the install, and the third console had an error message doing
a umount of (the nonexistant) /target/dev/pts

(apparently your message directly to me did not make it, please use the
bts -submitter address.)
Blars Blarson			blarson@blars.org
With Microsoft, failure is not an option.  It is a standard feature.

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