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Bug#388114: installation-report: Installed on HP NC6400 went ok but had problem with grub install

Hi Geert,

Thanks for your response - I hope the installation report is useful to

I'm replying off-bug because I'm not sure any of the following is
relevant/useful - feel free to add in if you wish.

See some comments below,

Geert Stappers wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 18, 2006 at 06:31:00PM +0100, stephen mulcahy wrote:
>> Package: installation-report
>> Severity: normal
>> See blog at 
>> http://blog.aplpi.com/index.php/2006/09/18/debian-gnulinux-on-a-hp-nc6400/ 
>> for details. Seems to be related to bug 380351 but worked around it.
> Okay, fine. Thank you for reporting the succesfull install.

You may want to mention the above bug in the errata.

>> Also, didn't get option to install SMP kernel - should I?  
> Recent kernels have SMP support (iow: there are no "SMP-kernels" any more)

This is news to me - is it documented anywhere? There was only one core
available in /proc/cpuinfo until I installed the SMP flavoured 2.6.16
kernel (is this a dummy image or are you talking about changes in

> Something else:
> Debian-installer can resize NTFS partitions ( no need for an extra
> piece of software )  Just select the partition, select the size 
> and enter the new desired size.

Thanks, I was aware of this but I've yet to have any success using it. I
suspect running chkdsk/f on the NTFS partition fixes the parted in
Debian aswell .. but since it was significantly older than the parted in
the gparted livecd the last time I tried it and failed I got in the
habit of using gparted. I'll give it another shot the next time.

> Have fun with you Debian GNU/Linux computer system.

Thanks! And well done on the Debian etch installer so far - overall it
is working very well. Your efforts are appreciated.


Stephen Mulcahy, Applepie Solutions Ltd, Innovation in Business Center,
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