Bug#367803: Installation report
Boot method: CD for network installation
Image version: 2006-05-13
Machine: Pentium 400
Output of lspci and lspci -n:
Base System Installation Checklist:
[O] = OK, [E] = Error (please elaborate below), [ ] = didn't try it
Initial boot worked: [O]
Configure network HW: [O]
Config network: [O]
Detect CD: [O]
Load installer modules: [O]
Detect hard drives: [O]
Partition hard drives: [E]
Create file systems: [E]
Mount partitions: [ ]
Install base system: [ ]
Install boot loader: [ ]
Reboot: [ ]
It's difficult to install Debian on a RAID only system (in that case software
RAID1). The partitioning completes with the creation of the filesystem. The
partitions itself are created at a later step during RAID setup. The
installation stops with the error "no / defined". Thats true because all
partitions are marked as software RAID partition. Creating the RAID is only
possible after completion of the partitioning process which can only be
completed after creating the RAID.
Workaround: I selected one partition as "/" and was able to complete the
partitioning. Then I created the RAID and was now able to create file system
structure on it.
Solution: it should be possible to complete the partitioning task without "/"
when the partitions created are marked for use by software RAID.
Additional the order is confusing. Creation of RAID is sorted after the
creation of LVM. But I think it would be done always in the reversed order:
first create RAID then the LVM on it.
The last steps are not completed because the kernel traps turing file system
creation. If I read correctly this should be fixed meanwhile.