[Date Prev][Date Next] [Thread Prev][Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

Bug#258623: marked as done (fails to parse SuSE grub menu.lst)

Your message dated Fri, 23 Jun 2006 14:33:53 -0700
with message-id <E1FttHl-0006x1-GO@spohr.debian.org>
and subject line Bug#258623: fixed in os-prober 1.12
has caused the attached Bug report to be marked as done.

This means that you claim that the problem has been dealt with.
If this is not the case it is now your responsibility to reopen the
Bug report if necessary, and/or fix the problem forthwith.

(NB: If you are a system administrator and have no idea what I am
talking about this indicates a serious mail system misconfiguration
somewhere.  Please contact me immediately.)

Debian bug tracking system administrator
(administrator, Debian Bugs database)

--- Begin Message ---
Package: installation-reports


Debian-installer-version: <date: 2004/06/30 02:00 UTC, filename:
uname -a: <Linux hostname 2.4.26-1-686 #1 Sat May 1 18:04:05 EST 2004 i686
Date: <2004/06/30 02:00 UTC>
Method: CD

Machine: <custom, no brand>
Processor: Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 1.70GHz
Memory: 640MB
Root Device: <IDE: /dev/hda11>
Root Size/partition table:
Filesystem            Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/hda11            9.2G  2.4G  6.4G  27% /
tmpfs                 316M  8.0K  316M   1% /dev/shm
/dev/hda7              96M  9.8M   81M  11% /boot

Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/hda1   *           1        1275    10241406    7  HPFS/NTFS 	-
/dev/hda2            1276        1884     4891792+  83  Linux		- empty
/dev/hda3            1885        1897      104422+  83  Linux		- empty
/dev/hda4            1898        7174    42387502+   5  Extended
/dev/hda5            1898        1910      104391   83  Linux		- /boot
(Fedora Core2)
/dev/hda6            1911        1923      104391   83  Linux		- /boot
(Suse 9.1)
/dev/hda7            1924        1936      104391   83  Linux		- /boot
/dev/hda8            1937        2065     1036161   82  Linux swap
/dev/hda9            2066        4133    16611178+  83  Linux		- / (Fedora
/dev/hda10           4134        5958    14659281   83  Linux		- / (Suse 9.1)
/dev/hda11           5959        7174     9767488+  83  Linux		- / (Debian)

Output of lspci and lspci -n:
0000:00:00.0 Host bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 650/M650 Host
(rev 01)
0000:00:01.0 PCI bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] Virtual
PCI-to-PCI bridge (AGP)
0000:00:02.0 ISA bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS85C503/5513
(LPC Bridge)
0000:00:02.2 USB Controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] USB 1.0
Controller (rev 07)
0000:00:02.3 USB Controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] USB 1.0
Controller (rev 07)
0000:00:02.5 IDE interface: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 5513 [IDE]
(rev d0)
0000:00:02.7 Multimedia audio controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS]
Sound Controller (rev a0)
0000:00:03.0 Ethernet controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS900
PCI Fast Ethernet (rev 90)
0000:00:0e.0 VGA compatible controller: Matrox Graphics, Inc. MGA 2164W
[Millennium II]
0000:00:10.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corp. 82557/8/9 [Ethernet Pro 100]
(rev 05)

0000:00:00.0 Class 0600: 1039:0650 (rev 01)
0000:00:01.0 Class 0604: 1039:0001
0000:00:02.0 Class 0601: 1039:0008
0000:00:02.2 Class 0c03: 1039:7001 (rev 07)
0000:00:02.3 Class 0c03: 1039:7001 (rev 07)
0000:00:02.5 Class 0101: 1039:5513 (rev d0)
0000:00:02.7 Class 0401: 1039:7012 (rev a0)
0000:00:03.0 Class 0200: 1039:0900 (rev 90)
0000:00:0e.0 Class 0300: 102b:051b
0000:00:10.0 Class 0200: 8086:1229 (rev 05)

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:  [ ]
Create file systems:    [O]
Mount partitions:       [O]
Install base system:    [E]
Install boot loader:    [E]
Reboot:                 [O]


1. Problems with the OSs found by GRUB.
** GRUB menu items **
Debian GNU/Linux, kernel
Debian GNU/Linux, kernel  (recovery mode)
Debian GNU/Linux, kernel 2.4.26-1-686
Debian GNU/Linux, kernel 2.4.26-1-686 (recovery mode)
Other operating systems:
Windows NT/2000/XP
SuSE Linux 9.1 (i586) (on /dev/hda10)
SuSE Linux 9.1 (i586) (on /dev/hda10)

- Debian is listed twice: with/without kernel version
- Suse is listed twice
- Fedora not found

2. I am not sure if the installer tries to detect the video card and
suggests the correct driver. I assumed that was the case and I chose the
highlited driver (vesa). That was not the right one so I had to
reconfigure the X server and change the driver to 'mga' (I have Matrox MGA
2164W). To me it was not a problem but for an inexperienced user figuring
out which driver to use could be quite an issue.

3. The installer returned an error while files retrieving:
"Retrieving adduser 8%...
Debootstrap Error: Couldn't download adduser",
but recovered nicely - it went back to the main menu and let me restart
the installation from the point where it had failed. The error didn't
occur again. While the error message came up it was saying to check
virtual console 3 for more information, but on that console I found
nothing regarding the problem.

* I like the installer, but the old one was also fine to me ;).

* Personally, I don't like the fact that packages installation is
interrupted by certain packages configuration questions. It means that you
have sit all the time at the console while the the system is being
installed. All those configs could be run after all packages are installed
or, if possible, some default values could be used without the  user being
prompted at all. But maybe there is a way to run kind of an unattended
installation I don't know of?

* It is very hard, reading just the information on debian.org, to figure
out how to install Debian unstable (without upgrading). The
http://www.debian.org/devel/debian-installer/ page mentions just
installing Sarge and until I started the installation I hadn't known that
the installer allows you to select the version from stable to unstable.
Also, at http://www.debian.org/devel/debian-installer/builds there is
information about sid_d-i and sarge_d-i images but no link where they can
be found. It would be nice to put a link to

Thanks guys and good luck,

Robert Jakubowski

--- End Message ---
--- Begin Message ---
Source: os-prober
Source-Version: 1.12

We believe that the bug you reported is fixed in the latest version of
os-prober, which is due to be installed in the Debian FTP archive:

  to pool/main/o/os-prober/os-prober-udeb_1.12_i386.udeb
  to pool/main/o/os-prober/os-prober_1.12.dsc
  to pool/main/o/os-prober/os-prober_1.12.tar.gz
  to pool/main/o/os-prober/os-prober_1.12_i386.deb

A summary of the changes between this version and the previous one is

Thank you for reporting the bug, which will now be closed.  If you
have further comments please address them to 258623@bugs.debian.org,
and the maintainer will reopen the bug report if appropriate.

Debian distribution maintenance software
Frans Pop <fjp@debian.org> (supplier of updated os-prober package)

(This message was generated automatically at their request; if you
believe that there is a problem with it please contact the archive
administrators by mailing ftpmaster@debian.org)

Hash: SHA1

Format: 1.7
Date: Fri, 23 Jun 2006 21:46:41 +0200
Source: os-prober
Binary: os-prober os-prober-udeb
Architecture: source i386
Version: 1.12
Distribution: unstable
Urgency: low
Maintainer: Debian Install System Team <debian-boot@lists.debian.org>
Changed-By: Frans Pop <fjp@debian.org>
 os-prober  - utility to detect other OSes on a set of drives
 os-prober-udeb - utility to detect other OSes on a set of drives (udeb)
Closes: 258623 259825
 os-prober (1.12) unstable; urgency=low
   [ Joey Hess ]
   * Patch from VMiklos to sed off (hdn,n) from the front of a kernel path,
     as seen in SuSE grub configs. Closes: #258623 although this is fixed
     imprefectly since it assumes stripping the string is enough.
   * Patch from VMiklos to not require an initrd be specified in the grub
   * Patch from VMiklos to add --mounted option to linux-boot-prober.
     May not be useful for d-i but in other situations including for the
     Frugalware installer.
   [ Frans Pop ]
   * When parsing a lilo configuration, dereference symbolic links. Not doing
     this will break booting the old OS if the link was in / and there was a
     separate /boot partition. And grub in general prefers full paths.
     Closes: #259825.
   * Use environment variable to pass --mounted option to lower level scripts
     instead of perpetuating the parameter.
   * Add myself to uploaders.
 1ace43209fff58fb2e0b0a7936303889 638 debian-installer optional os-prober_1.12.dsc
 f01dd65e05a2d85480cd829568a102fb 13987 debian-installer optional os-prober_1.12.tar.gz
 6accb5364cd3666a8d57fe7fb82f389d 7456 debian-installer optional os-prober-udeb_1.12_i386.udeb
 73ff648a59f713734c8e513544aa1a72 11772 utils extra os-prober_1.12_i386.deb
Package-Type: udeb

Version: GnuPG v1.4.1 (GNU/Linux)


--- End Message ---

Reply to: