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Bug#293151: marked as done ("testing" installation: reboot does more than reboot)

Your message dated Fri, 11 May 2007 23:38:07 +0200
with message-id <20070511213807.GC27516@gpm.stappers.nl>
and subject line the installer now just reboots
has caused the attached Bug report to be marked as done.

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Package: installation-reports

(sorry, I currently have no access to the machine I'm installing)

 Debian-installer-version: sarge (2005-01-27)
 uname -a: <The result of running uname -a on a shell prompt>
 Date: 2005-01-31 22:00 EST (-0500EDT)
 Method: from sarge cd-iso

 Machine: Desktop (generic)
 Processor: P4 2.8GHz
 Memory: 1GB
 Root Device: IDE (6 disks)
 Root Size/partition table: 
 Output of lspci and lspci -n:

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

 Initial boot worked:    [O]
 Configure network HW:   [O]
 Config network:         [O]
 Detect CD:              [O]
 Load installer modules: [O]
 Detect hard drives:     [O]
 Partition hard drives:  [O]
 Create file systems:    [O]
 Mount partitions:       [O]
 Install base system:    [O]
 Install boot loader:    [O]
 Reboot:                 [O]

 Start Base-Config:      [E]


After doing a full install, it ejected the CD and asked me to remove the
media for reboot.  I took this opportunity to switch to another window
and make a "dd" backup of /dev/md/0 partition (for future reference, as
I'm trying to track down an md0 install problem).  In doing so, I unmounted
the filesystems.  When all was completed, I went back to the main window
and hit "OK" to go ahead and reboot.  I thought it odd that it appeared to
do a few things, and then when it rebooted, my keyboard was not configured
(I use Dvorak) and base-config did not run.

It looks to me like more happens at that point than just a reboot and if
someone has played around and unmounted the /target then some things don't
get set and the configuration does not happen correctly.

                                 ( bcwhite@precidia.com )

    It seems that anything people have learned prior to puberty takes on the
  status of an immutable truth (this is something well understood by parents,
    governments, and religions). Rational explanations of why some previous
    belief might be incompatible with the behavior of nature, and a careful
       explanation of the actual behavior of nature are of little avail.

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from bugreport #293151
| > There's a reason why the menu item is entitled
| > "_finish the installation_ and reboot".
| Right.  But when the "make sure all media is removed" dialog appears,
| I assumed that the "finish the installation" part was complete.
| > We could consider splitting the final reboot bit out of
| > prebaseconfig. I think it would prove very difficult to do it well.
| Can the confirmation dialog be moved to after the finish-install but
| before the reboot?
| It seems reasonable that some experts will want to fiddle with some
| things just before the reboot.

The current behaviour is to just reboot.

Geert Stappers
closing this BR

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