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Bug#419665: Install from cd version 3.1 fail because kernel is removed during the process (or try to be)

Package: installation-reports

Boot method: CD1 and http package during install
Image version: 3.1 (sarge build on 20050305)
Date: 17-04-2007 at ten O'clock

Machine: Dell optiplex gx260
Processor: Intel P4 2.4 GHz
Memory: 768 Mo

/ - 10 Go - Amorcable set
swap - 1.5 Go

/tmp - 2 Go
/usr - 30 Go
/var - 30 Go
/home - 6.5 go

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

Initial boot:           [O]
Detect network card:    [O]
Configure network:      [O]
Detect CD:              [O]
Load installer modules: [O]
Detect hard drives:     [O]
Partition hard drives:  [O]
Install base system:    [O]
Clock/timezone setup:   [O]
User/password setup:    [O]
Install tasks:          [E]
Install boot loader:    [O]
Overall install:        [E]


Booting from the cd-rom, I type "linux26" to have this kernel. All work fine when cames the apt installation. I define source from http mirror Then problem arise. The apt decide to remove inird and the current kernel-2.6.8-2-386. It doesn't provide another kernel. I say Yes to remove (to try and see what come next). Then the installer fail to popup and let me choose package, telling me their is a problem in the package. I retry twice to get the install manager but no. I go to finish install and after some confirm, the prompt appear. I log as a user and make su to become root then I launch reboot. Grub came but it don't know what to do (there is no more kernel to launch).

I already seen this problem. Here it's how it came. I used the same Cd-rom but at this time all work fine. I logged as root and continue my installation. Provide apache2 and nagios-text. But finally, I decide to purge nagios-text and apache2. When I purge apache2, the kernel-2.6.?.386 and initrd was set to be removed (this time I say no). Each time, I use aptitude, It try to remose this two (their are set to be removed in thier statut). So, I decide to erase all my partition and the first description is this part.

I see that, initrd seem no longer in use with the debian 4.0 and replaced by other but why my machine is killed ? I don't understand why initrd and the kernel is removed if nothing replace them.

Best regard

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