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Bug#426607: Installer problem Toshiba Qosmio G25 Laptop

Package: installation-report / bug report

Boot method: <How did you boot the installer? CD? floppy? network?>
	I used a "Netinstall" cd.

Image version: <Full URL to image you downloaded is best>
	http://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage    Downloaded on 4/29/07  i386 version

Date: <Date and time of the install>
	Started working on the install about 5/25/07

Machine: <Description of machine (eg, IBM Thinkpad R32)>
	Toshiba Qosmio G25 laptop
	Nvidea GeForce Go6600 video card
	SoundMax integrated Digital Audio
	Intel PRO/wireless 2915ABG
	Toshiba software modem
	Matshita IDE DVD R/W player UJ-845S Firmware=D100
	Toshiba RAID 60 GB drives LD0 and LD1

	Intel Pentium M 2GHz

	1 GB	

Partitions: <df -Tl will do; the raw partition table is preferred>
	BusyBox doesn't support -Tl switches. Used df -m:
	Filesystem		1M-blocks	used 	available	Use% 	Mounted on
	udev			10		0	10		0%	/dev

Note: Dual boot system Drive 1 (60 GB) widows XP Pro SP2. Drive 2 (60 GB) s/b linux

Output of lspci -nn and lspci -vnn:
	BusyBox doesn't support lspci

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 ]

On the first pass, the "Install tasks" seemed to work OK but exited with an error. I re-ran the "Install tasks" . It downloaded another 70 files, installed them and exited OK. Possibly dependency problems? Not serious.

The overall install seemed to work OK but on reboot hung up at the following point:
		Begin: Waiting for root file system   (Hung for about 5 minutes)
		ALERT! /dev/sdb1 does not exist. Dropping to a shell!
Check your root= boot argument (cat /proc/cmdline) [Which gave: root = /dev/sdb1 ro]
		Check for missing modules (cat /proc/modules, or device files (ls /dev)
		[(cat /proc/modules) gives:
			ide_generic 1408 0 [permanent], Live 0xf887e000
			ide_cd 36034 0 - Live0xf891a000
			cdrom 32544 1 ide_cd, Live 0xf8925000
			ahci 17636 0 - Live 0xf88fr000
			generic 5476 0 [permanent], Live x0f881a000
			ohci1394 30800 0- Live 0xf88eb00
			ieee1394 86904 1 ohci1394, Live 0xf88fb000
			e100 32232 0 - Live 0xf88d7000
			mii 5344 1 e100, Live  0xf8880000
			ehci_hcd 28136 0 - Live 0xf8889000
			ata_piix 13576 0 - Live 0xf8820000
			libata 89396 2 ahci, libata, Live  0xf88c0000
			scsi_mod 124168 2 ahci, libata, Live x0f88a0000
			piix 9444 0 [permanent], Live 0xf8825000
			ide_core 110504 4 ide_generic, ide_cd, generic,  piix, Live  0xf883f000
			uhci_hcd 21164 0 - Live 0xf8838000
			usbcore 112644 3 ehci_hcd, uhci_hcd, Live  0xf885b000
			thermal 13608 0 - Live 0xf8833000
			processor 28840 1 thermal, Live 0xf882a000
			fan 4804 0 - Live 0xf881d000

		(ls /dev) gives:
			bus, cdrw,console, disk, dvd,dvdrw, full. hda, hpet, input,kmem. kmsg,
mem, nul, port, psaux, ptmx, ptyp ... ,tty ..., urandom, usbdevx.x_epxx ...,
			vcs ..., zero]

		BusyBox v1.1.3 (Debian 1:1.1.3-4) Built-in shell (ash)
		Enter 'help' for a list of built-in commands.

		/bin/sh: can't access tty; job control turned off

	I have never gotten beyond this point. /root doesn't seem to exist.
Note: A warning note in the instructions for us idiots that haven't burned an .iso disk for a long time might help. I recreated the .iso the first try. A warning that there is not support for the wireless LAN system (Intel PRO/wireless 2915ABG) and/or that a hardwire LAN hookup is advised.

	Grub works OK, WinXP works OK
	Pretty slick until the end. Help!!!

Gary Roach


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