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Bug#367803: Installation report

Package: installation-reports

Boot method: CD for network installation
Image version: 2006-05-13
Date: 2006-05-17

Machine: Pentium 400
Memory: 256

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.

Dierk Hentrich

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