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Bug#423634: installation and bug report

Package: installation-reports

Boot method: <How did you boot the installer? CD? floppy? network?> Floppies

Image version: <Full URL to image you downloaded is best> Netinstall

Date: <Date and time of the install> 12th and 13th May 2007

Machine: <Description of machine (eg, IBM Thinkpad R32)> Toshiba 210DT laptop

Processor: 75Mhz

Memory: 32 MB

Partitions: <df -Tl will do; the raw partition table is preferred> 1GB (\) ----- 200MB (swap) ------- 18GB (/home)

Output of lspci -nn and lspci -vnn: None

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: [ E]


<Description of the install, in prose, and any thoughts, comments

and ideas you had during the initial install.>

Install run in low memory mode

Ran install several times. On each occasion the installer found the network PCMCIA card without problems (3Com Etherlink III 3C589 PCMCIA card).

System appeared to configure correctly – downloading files over FTP.

However, on re-boot the network card wasn't seen. Same problem on multiple occasions.

Card services appeared not to boot.

Cardmgr error 1775 - said there was "no pcmcia driver in /proc/devices"

Re-installed Debian version 3.0 and card worked OK again.

Multiple re-installs of version 4.0 failed as above.

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