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Bug#379067: couple of minor glitches in install of powerpc

On Jul 20, 2006, at 7:24 PM, Rick Thomas wrote:

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

Initial boot:           [o]
Detect network card:    [o]
Configure network:      [o]
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:    [e] note 1
Install boot loader:    [o]
Installed system ok:    [?] note 2


<Description of the install, in prose, and any thoughts, comments and ideas you had during the initial install.>

	Two peculiarities...

1) As the last few lines of the enclosed excerpt form installer/ syslog shows, the directory "/target/etc/mkinitramfs/" is not being created. Oh a hunch, I went to the F2 console and created it manually, then went back and re-did the install base system step, and the rest of the install proceeded to completion. The installed system is mostly OK as far as my limited testing has shown.

2) However, strangely, the "lspci" command seems to be missing from the installed system. I *was* able to get it (as part of the "pciutils" package) from the mirror via aptitude. So it's not missing completely.

	Full log files are available on request...




I re-tried it with a later version (from "daily" instead of "etch_d- i", but the same date, slightly different time). The problem noted in (1) above went away. Problem (2) remains.

Some testing also noted that /etc/apt/sources.list includes the install CD as a source. I don't think this is a good idea -- it means that I have to hang onto the install CD and put it in the drive every time I want to apt-get something. That's just silly.



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