Bug#379973: 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
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
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 is SIGSEGV dying every cd change, hmm what did I miss? (bug 377751)
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