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Bug#180334: marked as done (debootstrap fails to configure core packages; no reason given)

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Date: Sun, 09 Feb 2003 11:17:55 +0200
From: Juha-Mikko Ahonen <juha-mikko.ahonen@mail.suomi.net>
Subject: debootstrap fails to configure core packages; no reason given
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Package: base-config
Version: 1.33.18

Debian Woody R1 installation from CD-images fails during configuration 
of core packages. The GUI installer tells me that the installation 
failed, and offers five tries to try the failed part again (which 
fail). However, the installer does not tell me which part specifically 
failed. Switching consoles to the install script screen, I see the 
following error message at the bottom:

(none) user.err dbootstrap[61]: Failure while configuring base packages.

Issuing the debootstrap command by hand does not solve the situation 
altough the command does not report any errors then.

This is what I did prior to the bug appearing (I left out unrelated 
installation stages):

1. Repartitioned my hard drive by moving root, /var, /usr and some other
   partitions into a big root partition. What was left intact from
   previous install were /home and /boot.
2. Initialized root partition.
3. Mounted boot partition.
4. Started installing base system.

After trying the install a couple of times, and talking with my friends 
about the failure, I ended up initializing the boot partition too in my 
frustration. Initializing the boot partition enabled the installation 
to proceed past configuring base packages. However, this was not my 
desired course of action because I lost my previous kernel 
configuration which I hadn't backed up (that's why I was trying to 
mount the /boot partition in the first place).

The installation system should overwrite files in /boot partition rather 
than failing silently wihtout any indication on what kind of trouble it 
is seeing.

The bug did not go away when I gave the debootstrap command by hand. The 
command was shown on a previous line, but I did not write it down. The 
command did not accept --boot-floppies parameter from console, however. 
All other parameters were accepted (arch, instmnt and target), and the 
command finished without an error message.

The installation CD's were created with jigdo last week, and they have a 
timestamp of 2002-12-18. The sources.list line for the first CD is:

deb cdrom:[Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 r1 _Woody_ - Official i386 Binary-1 
(20021218)]/ unstable contrib main non-US/contrib non-US/main

The sources given to jigdo were my companys Debian mirror and 
non-us.debian.org (or whatever the default is) for non-US packages. The 
company Debian mirror is up-to-date.

I suggest the bug is fixed by:

	1) Allowing debootstrap to overwrite files in /boot. The files are
	   stock kernel files anyways, so there is little chance the user
	   will lose custom files.
	2) Report more verbose error messages when the installation
	   process fails. The only hint about this kind of an error message
	   found on the net suggested I have some sort of faulty hardware
	   (I don't).

My old boot partition contained woody installation kernel from the time 
when woody was not stable. Additionally it had some kernel images I had 
compiled myself with and without make-kpkg. There were no other files 
save the ones added by kernel installation (both deb and make all).

The installation kernel version was probably 2.2.20 (2.2.20-idepci). 
Kernel-image-2.2.20-idepci package seems to provide it. It is the 
default kernel image used; I hitted enter on the Debian installation 
boot menu. The kernel image is no longer the current, but 2.2.20-idepci 
image file was left to /boot partition so I'd wager it was the 
installation kernel. My ISDN connection does not work with that kernel 
so I had to upgrade as soon as possible to get the system working.


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Subject: boot-floppies end of life
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I'm closing all bug reports filed on the boot-floppies since this
codebase has reached its end of life. boot-floppies is only in Debian
oldstable now (and temporarily in unstable because of bug #224469).

The new installer for sarge and beyond is of course, the
debian-installer. It solves a great many issues present in the

If you believe that your boot-floppies bug is still present in
debian-installer somehow, then please reopen the bug report and reassign
it there, or perhaps better, file a new bug report.

see shy jo

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