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Bug#420194: marked as done (installation-reports: A few comments regarding the installation)

Your message dated Fri, 20 Apr 2007 20:08:47 +0200
with message-id <200704202008.48175.elendil@planet.nl>
and subject line Bug#420194: installation-reports: A few comments regarding the installation
has caused the attached Bug report to be marked as done.

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Package: installation-reports

Boot method: CD
Image version:
Date: 2007-04-19

Machine: Pentium 3 based computer
Processor: Pentium 3 - 500Mhz
Memory: 128 MB
   Filesystem Type 1M-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on
   /dev/hda1  ext3 15000     1730 13270     11%  /

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:          [O]
Install boot loader:    [O]
Overall install:        [O]


The install process of Etch is much better than that of Sarge.

I have two things to report though:

1) There should be an offline installation mode for people who
do not want to use the network to download packages. I was prompted
whether I wanted to use a Debian mirror to download packages from, and
I answered no. Hence I was able to skip the addition of a Debian
mirror to sources.list. However I could not make the installer skip the
downloading of packages from Debian's security mirror. There should
be a way to skip the downloading of packages from the security mirror.
The user should be asked whether the use of the Internet connection
is wanted.

2) I downloaded the first two CDs of the installation set. However,
I was not asked whether I wanted to install anything from another cd.
In Sarge the user was prompted whether an additional cd should be
scanned or not. It looks like this functionality was removed from


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On Friday 20 April 2007 19:32, foraftsu wrote:
> Comments/Problems:
> The install process of Etch is much better than that of Sarge.
> I have two things to report though:

Thank you for submitting your report. Both issues you mention are known 
issues and are already on our todo list for Lenny. Therefore I'm closing 
your report. Good luck with the new system.


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