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Bug#231885: marked as done ("stable" installation gets stuck when configuring modules)

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Package: boot-floppy
Version: 3.0.23-2002-05-21
Severity: grave

I tried to install Debian3.0r2 on my PowerPC-PReP machine (Motorola Power=
using the floppy disk set from
Although all disks were loaded sucessfully (per se), when performing
  Next: Configure Device Driver Modules
this step cannot find any modules to configure (see screen transscript be=
and the installation runs into an endless loop. Re-installing kernel and =
modules will not help.

The modules are expected to be in
but are actually in

At the second console I get:

# uname -a
Linux (none) 2.2.20PREP #2 Thu May 16 11:07:48 EDT 2002 ppc unknown

# ls /target/lib/modules

A quick hack may be:

# cd /target/lib/modules
# ln -s 2.2.20-prep 2.2.20PREP

so it will be possible to continue with the module configuring step (with=
immediate Exit) and complete the installation, but probably with a
kernel <-> module mismatch.

Transscript from installation screens (not accurate, abridged)

---- Debian GNU/Linux Installation Main Menu ----
Next: Install Kernel and Driver Modules

------- Select installation Medium -------
/dev/fd0    : first floppy drive

------------- Please insert the disk ---------------
Please place the Rescue Floppy in the first floppy drive.
            <Continue>  <Cancel>

------------- Please wait ----------------
Installing the Rescue Floppy ...

------------- Insert disk ----------------
The drivers are being installed from the first floppy drive.
Please insert driver disk 1.
            <Continue>  <Cancel>

------------- Reading Disk ---------------
This is disk 1 of 1 in the drv14prep series of
16-May-2002 10:44 EDT

------------- Please wait ----------------
Installing Drivers from /target/drivers.tgz...

---- Debian GNU/Linux Installation Main Menu ----
Next: Configure Device Driver Modules

---------- Note about loaded drivers ----------
Remember that many drivers are already included ...

------------------ Problem -------------------
No modules were found in /traget/lib/modules/2.2.20PREP that
could be configured. Please install the kernel modules
first by running the "Install Kernel and Driver Modules" step

---- Debian GNU/Linux Installation Main Menu ----
Next: Configure Device Driver Modules

---------- Note about loaded drivers ----------
Remember that many drivers are already included ...

------------------ Problem -------------------
No modules were found in /traget/lib/modules/2.2.20PREP ...


Martin Krautwurst
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boot-floppies has reached end of life. If your bug still exists in
debian-installer, let me know.

see shy jo

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