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Bug#379973: Package: installation-reports

Package: installation-reports

Boot method: <boot, root and cd-drivers floppies dated Mar 4, 2006, from Ireland Mirror >
Image version: <july17, 2006, snapshot from testing , cdimage.debian.org>
Date: <July 25, 2006>

Machine: <10 year old desktop. Tomato board>
Processor: Pentium [r] 133
Memory: 32MB
Partitions: <desktop>
IDE1 Master (hda) - 6.8 GB Maxtor 90680D4
      #1 primary      2.1GB Bf    ext3     /
      #5 logical      90.4MB    f   swap   swap
      #6 logical        4.7GB    f  ext3     /home

Output of lspci and lspci -n: eh? what is this?

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 ]

A. Boot from floppy - could not find boot and root images at debian.org, sarge floppies did not work, used mirror. B. Installer not entirely clear , in expert mode. For instance, the auto partition tool, the text for it is truncated.
C. kernel -> linux-image-2.6.15-1-486
Since I am fairly certain mine is a Pentium Classic, and the 686 are for Pentium Pro and above, I went with the 486.
 after choosing the above kernel image, I chose 'yaird'
failure. I repartitioned.
I chose a couple other kernels..
failure. More repartioning
I again chose the above kernel image, and initramfs-tools - failure. I did NOT repartition
I chose again the same kernel image, and yaird.
Install to unclean target? YES

It worked. shrug.

<Description of the install, in prose, and any thoughts, comments
    and ideas you had during the initial install.>
expert hw-detect_pcmcia=false netcfg/disable_dhcp=true
Gee, I hope this is a pentium classic and this is the right kernel for it.
[Maybe I can find out in /var/log/installer/hardware-summary]
Hmm... some of these choices are tough. I had to go back and pick some more, complicated by some descriptions truncated in the display, and no apparent way to scroll.

Egads, it installed.. heh.

Post initial install thoughts:
Where is set up hostname?
where is configure aptitude?
Oh well, (apt-cdrom add) times 19.
aptitude update
aptitude is SIGSEGV dying every cd change, hmm what did I miss? (bug 377751)

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