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Bug#418590: main-menu: Segfault during automatic install on AMD64

On 5/22/07, Frans Pop <elendil@planet.nl> wrote:
On Tuesday 22 May 2007 19:10, Olaf van der Spek wrote:
> 'Unfortunately' I can't reproduce it either with a more recent CD
> image.

Hmm. What do you mean "recent image". Your original report was for an
official Etch image and there are no new images for that.
If the issue is reproducible with an Etch image, it is still worth

Good question. :)
I mixed up this bug with another in which preseed in Lenny didn't work.

On 5/19/07, Frans Pop <elendil@planet.nl> wrote:
To try to trace this I would suggest the following:
- boot with 'install url=http://<full-url-to-preseed-file>'

With install instead of auto, it appears to ignore the preseed file,
so I'll use auto.

- at the first dialog, switch to VT2
- edit /var/lib/dpkg/info/network-preseed.postinst and add a 'set -x'
- continue the installation untill the problem occurs
- find some way to get the syslog off the system

The last may be tricky. You could try booting with BOOT_DEBUG=3 and

Why is that needed?
And I get a debug shell (sh: can't access tty; job control turned
off). I've no idea how to continue after that.

editing /etc/inittab so the debian-installer program does not
automatically respawn.
If you add modules=openssh-client-udeb at the boot prompt, you will be
able to run scp from a shell.


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