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Bug#417051: installation report

reassign 417051 debian-cd
retitle 417051 -k7 kernels currently on CD4; maybe move to earlier CD?

On Sunday 01 April 2007 14:39, Paul van der Vlis wrote:
> > Comments/Problems:
> Strange default machinename:  Knoppix

The Debian Installer certainly does not set that hostname as default; must 
have come from DHCP.

> A very high default resolution: 1920×1200
> I think this is the theoretical maximum the CRT monitor (IIyama
> HM903D/DT) and VGA card, but in practise it was not OK.
> I think it is better to use a maximum default resolution of 1200x1024
> for X, even when the VGA-card and the monitor can do better.

I have seen the same on one of my own systems. Reassigning the report to 
the X.Org people for this.
In my case the problem is that at that resolution the refresh rate is very 
low; but another problem can be that everything is just too small for 

> It did install a wrong kernel:
> acrobaat:~# uname -a
> Linux acrobaat 2.6.18-4-486 #1 Wed Feb 21 15:25:16 UTC 2007 i686
> GNU/Linux

The reason it did not install a -k7 kernel is simple: they are not 
included on CD1. Space on CD1 is limited and we also need to get a lot of 
packages for the tasks on it. It should be easy enough to install the -k7 
kernel after the installation though.

However, the -k7 kernels are currently on CD4. It would possibly make 
sense to move them up to CD2.

> Because this customer has a slow internet connection, I used a full
> install CD. I did still added a mirror-server for apt-get.
> The installer did not take the packages from the CD, but from the
> mirror-server. When the installer was ready then apt-get takes the
> packages from the CD. This was exactly not what I want...

It _does_ take packages off the CD, except if a newer version is available 
on the mirrors. It will also retrieve packages not on the CD but needed 
(optionally) for selected tasks from the network. If you want to prevent 
that from happening, you will have to choose not to use a mirror.
Changes in this area are planned for lenny though.

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