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Bug#385233: Debian Netinstall 3.1r2 cannot detect cdrom on Intel D945GNT motherboard

Unfortunately I had to scrap the install due to continuous errors that were
popping up with the RTC clock, and inability of Vmware Server Win32 client to
access the virtual-machine console.

I will try to file bugs against these issues.  BTW, AFAICanTell, my DVD burner
is IDE instead of SATA.

>From my standpoint, it would be beneficial for the distro to concentrate on
getting Etch working flawlessly with Vmware out of the box; I highly recommend
Sarge as a minimal Linux host, but its kernel is having trouble with newer

( I can volunteer for testing if you like; still have some free space on the
host HD. )


My best Sarge success story to date involves an ancient dual-200MHz rackmount
SCSI server running 2.4 kernel with 768MB RAM and Vmware Server(!).  Box
refuses to boot any 2.6 kernel, but vmware can run a 2.6 guest.  With Sarge,
it runs well with 2.4.27-3-686-smp and Vmware Server response is good with a
single Win2kpro guest. :)

Keep up the good work, good ol' Sarge helped to save that server from being
junked.  Debian should always be a good alternative for lower-end systems that
other distros won't boot or install on - low memory systems especially.  As I
said in the vmware posting above, I ain't worried about no fancy GUI installer
- I just want it to Work. ;-)

--- Geert Stappers <stappers@stappers.nl> wrote:

> On Wed, Aug 30, 2006 at 07:32:42PM -0700, Dave Bechtel wrote:
> > Thanks. :)  I used the Testing (etch) nightly snapshot and it worked OK.
> Okay! That is good to known / hear / read.
> Have fun with you Debian GNU/Linux computer system.
> > However, there is a minor annoyance that should be addressed before the
> next
> > Stable release. 
> Please file new bugreports for it. Do this with writing an E-mail to
> submit@bugs.debian.org with a content like
> |Package: debian-installer
> |Version: nightly snapshot of $DATE     # or better 
> |Severity: wishlist
> |
> |When selecting Reiserfs for root partition, /etc/fstab gets
> |created with the "notail" mount option even when it is not selected during
> |install.  Noatime is fine and desired (and was selected) but notail on a
> |Reiser v3 filesystem is a waste of space due to no tail-packing.
> Add also a nice subject to the E-mail.
> More information about the Debian Bug Tracking Sytem is
> at http://www.nl.debian.org/Bugs/Reporting it even starts with
>   Please don't report multiple unrelated bugs - especially ones in
>   different packages - in a single bug report. It makes our lives much
>   easier if you send separate reports.
> So try it with:
> > Also, the Ethernet device detection order could use some work; eth0 should
> be
> > the motherboard Intel 1000 (it showed up as eth2 with DHCP); there is also
> a
> > PCI card using the 8139too driver, which got detected as eth0.  There is
> no
> > 3rd ethernet device.
> > 
> > Referring back to lspci:
> > [[
> > 02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 82573V Gigabit Ethernet
> Controller (Copper) (rev 03)
> > 07:02.0 Ethernet controller: D-Link System Inc RTL8139 Ethernet (rev 10)
> > ]]
> > 
> > The motherboard Ethernet device is 1st.
> > 
> > [[ dmesg output ]]
> > 
> > Thanks for the links.
> Thank you for considering the next time to reply below the text.
> Visit http://bugs.debian.org/385233 for good and bad examples of quoting.
> Cheers
> Geert Stappers

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