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Bug#412730: Installation Bug Report

Package: installation-reports

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:

Not available

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 http://d-i.alioth.debian.org/manual/en.i386/ch04s04.html
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.

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