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Bug#389285: marked as done (failed installation after hang on "configuring apt")

Your message dated Tue, 26 Sep 2006 23:42:28 +0200
with message-id <20060926214228.GP3859@gpm.stappers.nl>
and subject line Bug#389285: failed installation after hang on "configuring apt"
has caused the attached Bug report to be marked as done.

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If this is not the case it is now your responsibility to reopen the
Bug report if necessary, and/or fix the problem forthwith.

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Package: installation-reports

Boot method: netinst 
Image version: Daily, Sept 24, 2006 - from
Date: Sept 24, 2006

Machine: VMPLAYER on Hp Pavilion zv5120us laptop
Processor: Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 2.80GHz
Memory: 1136MB RAM & 956MB swap on laptop; 512MB RAM & 512MB swap on
Partitions: <df -Tl will do; the raw partition table is preferred>

Output of lspci and lspci -n:
=That of the virtualized machine=

lspci -n

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

Initial boot worked:    [O]
Configure network HW:   [O]
Config 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:    [O]
Install boot loader:    [E]
Reboot:                 [O] from tty2

Comments / Problems:

* Framebuffer console is very slow with vmware, which hogs cpu (%100
even when selecting options of partitioner)
* "validation" of package zlib1g (during base system install) takes a
long time
* During base install, "installing core packages" and "unpacking the
base system" could list some of those packages below in a box
* Selecting a mirror: could calculate and suggest fastest mirror to the
!*! Hangs at "Configuring apt" (%60) for too long without explanation:
had to reboot without going further
* no way to resume failed installation

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On Tue, Sep 26, 2006 at 01:38:07PM -0400, t u wrote:
> > And which algoritm for calculation of the fastest mirror do you suggest?
> > 
> :) that's a question well over my league. may be ping mirrors avaliable
> to chosen area / country and sugest the one that pings the fastest? I'm
> not sure though.

Calculation of the fastest mirror is very though.
( I don't dare to say it can't be done )

As far as I'm concerned, is the current approach the best one:

   Assume a smart user.

It also allows an user to learn and a local apt archive which won't be
in list of archives to be probe for the fastest, but _is_ the fastest.

> >> !*! Hangs at "Configuring apt" (%60) for too long without explanation:
> >> had to reboot without going further
> > 
> > Please do another install attempt. 
> second attempt worked :)

Okay, I'm closing this bugreport.

> >> * no way to resume failed installation
> > 
> > Yes, that is the consequence of the reboot before finnished install.
> is there a way to not make it that way? the base installation succeeded,
> so I think I had a working system minus grub. I am not sure at all, but
> if the install CD had an option to "boot to existing install to recover"
> I could have managed to finish the installation.

The installer has the boot option "rescue" that can (re)install grub.

> Again, I'm not sure if that could be done and I'm not sure if I'm asking
> for too much :)
> thanks again

Have fun with your Debian GNU/Linux computer  (inside VMWARE)
and don't worry about questions.

Geert Stappers
Questions are the start of wisdom.    --Lt. Worff 

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