Bug#412730: Installation Bug Report
Boot method: Automated net boot via 128Mb USB key
Image version: http://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/daily-builds/daily/arch-latest/amd64/iso-cd/debian-testing-amd64-businesscard.iso
Date: 2007-02-27 c. 14:00 CET
Machine: ASROCK AM2 motherboard
Processor: AMD64 dual core
Memory: 4 Gb
Output of lspci -nn and lspci -vnn:
Base System Installation Checklist:
[O] = OK, [E] = Error (please elaborate below), [ ] = didn't try it
Initial boot: [O]
Detect network card: [E]
Configure network: [ ]
Detect CD: [ ]
Load installer modules: [ ]
Detect hard drives: [ ]
Partition hard drives: [ ]
Install base system: [ ]
Clock/timezone setup: [ ]
User/password setup: [ ]
Install tasks: [ ]
Install boot loader: [ ]
Overall install: [ ]
I had an installer image using the businesscard ISO on a USB stick, which
used to work fine and which I am about to use to do a fully-automated
install for a small Beowulf cluster. Unfortunately, the key expiry
problem (now) kills the installation when attempting to install the
lvm2-common and lvm2 packages.
Therefore I updated my installer with the daily build of the businesscard
ISO and obtained the result above, because there are no kernel modules
available to be loaded. I presume this is because the boot kernel doesn't
match the ISO image...
The documentation on alioth is not as helpful as it might be: for
instance, it says on
to copy vmlinuz and initrd.gz, but not where from!
I plan to try those from the ISO first, and failing that those from the
hd-media boot image (which won't fit on my USB stick).
I understand why the packages are signed, but my experince has been that
this causes nothing but grief...
I'll send a new installation report when the installer is working.
By the way, Debian is in general excellent, and thanks for all the effort
you spend making it so.