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Bug#357293: bug report - Package: installation-reports

Title: bug report - Package: installation-reports

Package: installation-reports

Boot method:
Image version: testing (etch) weekly build taken from http://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/weekly-builds/i386/jigdo-cd/ on March 15th (jigdo files were dated March 14th (I also tried it on the previous weekly build and had the same problem))
Date: March 16th about 02:00UTC

Machine: IBM compatible
Processor: Intel Pentium III
Memory: 512MBytes
Partitions: I dedicated the whole hard drive (about 10 GBytes) for this install.

Output of lspci and lspci -n: I don’t have access right now.

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

Initial boot worked:    [
O ]
Configure network HW:   [
? ]
Config network:         [
? ]
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:    [
O ]
Install boot loader:    [
O ]
Reboot:                 [
O ]


I'm trying to install Debian "testing"
(etch) from a set of CDs that I
created from the jigdo ISO image files found at
http://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/weekly-builds/i386/jigdo-cd/".  The
install process starts fine, but I run into a problem when the installer
program asks for an archive mirror.  I don't want to install from the
network, since this is a stand alone PC.  Is there a way to tell the
installer program to use the CDs and not a network mirror?  It seems to
me that the installer which is booted from the first CD should assume
you're using CDs and not the network, otherwise you wouldn't have
bothered to download all those CDs.

I would consider this a bug and that’s why I’ve submitted it for your
evaluation.  I put “?” in the network questions above because I can
actually get past the network questions by choosing not to configure
the network, but that choice gives me problems later.  There is an
Ethernet card in the PC which is not connected to anything.  I
like the new feature of being able to cancel the DHCP process.
With this new installer, I wasn't given the choice of the apt method
to use.  I’ve installed Debian (sarge) many times, and I can get the
installer to ask me what apt method (e.g. http, cdrom, ftp) to use.

Thank you,

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