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Bug#299554: Installation report

Package: installation-reports


Debian-installer-version: http://cdimage.debian.org/pub/cdimage-testing/daily/i386/20050313/sarge-i386-netinst.iso
uname -a: linux 2.4.27-2-386 #1 Thu Jan 20 10:55:08 JST 2005 i586 GNU/Linux
Date: March 14 2005 21:00 UTC
Method: How did you install?  cd image
What did you boot off?  cd image
If network install, from where? ftp.debian.org 
Proxied? No

Machine: Intel Corp i386
Processor: 200 MMX
Memory: 256 MB
Root Device: IDE-SCSI (Promise controller) /dev/hde2
Root Size/partition table:  Accepted defaults

/dev/hde1 (Boot) Start=1   End=118  Blocks=947803+  Id=83  Sys=Linux
/dev/hde2        Start=119 End=128  Blocks=80325    Id=5   Sys=Extended
/dev/hde5        Start=119 End=128  Blocks=80293+   Id=82  Sys=Linux-swap

Output of lspci and 

0000:00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corp. 430TX - 82439TX MTXC (rev 01)
0000:00:07.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corp. 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 ISA (rev 01)
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 (rev 01)
0000:00:07.3 Bridge: Intel Corp. 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 ACPI (rev 01)
0000:00:12.0 Unknown mass storage controller: Promise Technology, Inc. PDC20267 (FastTrak100/Ultra100) (rev 02)
0000:00:13.0 Multimedia audio controller: Ensoniq ES1371 [AudioPCI-97] (rev 08)
0000:00:14.0 VGA compatable controller: S3 Inc. ViRGE/DX or /GX (rev 01)

*NB* Using external dialup modem on /dev/ttyS1

lspci -n:

0000:00:00.0 0600: 8086:7100 (rev01)
0000:00:07.0 0601: 8086:7110 (rev 01)
0000:00:07.1 0101: 8086:7111 (rev 01)
0000:00:07.2 0c03: 8086:7112 (rev 01)
0000:00:07.3 0680: 8086:7113 (rev 01)
0000:00:12.0 0180: 105a:4d30 (rev 02)
0000:00:13.0 0401: 1274:1371 (rev 08)
0000:00:14.0 0300: 5333:8a01 (rev 01)

Base System Installation Checklist:
[O] = OK, [E] = Error (please elaborate below), [ ] = didn't try it

Initial boot worked:    [O]
Configure network HW:   [E]
Config network:         [E]
Detect CD:              [O]
Load installer modules: [O]
Detect hard drives:     [O]
Partition hard drives:  [O]
Create file systems:    [ ]
Mount partitions:       [ ]
Install base system:    [O]
Install boot loader:    [O]
Reboot:                 [O]


I am installing over a dialup connection using ppp (pon/poff) through an
external modem.  A couple of minor things and one reasonably serious-
looking gotcha (possibly PEBKAC as usual) were encountered.

At [!] Detect network hardware "no ethernet card": for the benefit of 
dial-up-only users without any ethernet card this option might be further 
labelled "no ethernet card (dialup-ppp-only users)" just to avoid some
possible confusion for those of us using ppp only.

Then in the [!] Configure the network - No network interfaces detected
screen which follows, an additional note could be added to avoid
'dialup-user panic', something like, "ppp-dialup users can safely select
Continue here.  You will be prompted later (after rebooting the new
system) to run pppconfig and set up your dialup provider account." 

Now here's the rub.  During the base-config stage and if one's dialup ISP 
has assigned nameservers, one therefore selects "static DNS" from the 
appropriate menu in pppconfig, filling in dotted quads for primary and 
secondary nameservers.  pppconfig writes this information to 
/etc/ppp/resolv/provider *only*, and does not seem to write 
/etc/resolv.conf at all.  Therefore configure apt barfs and base-config 
leaves the install broken (un-updateable) until something like

# cp /etc/ppp/resolv/provider /etc/resolv.conf

is done manually.

It's all pretty slick otherwise.  With deepest regards for a very good

Tony Rowe

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