Bug#435212: (no subject)
Boot method: <How did you boot the installer? CD? floppy? network?>
Image version: http://people.debian.org/~joeyh/d-i/images/daily/floppy/
Date: 2007-09-10, shortly after midnight UTC.
Machine: Dell server, older generation
Partitions: see below
Output of lspci -nn and lspci -vnn:
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: [ ]
Load installer modules: [O]
Detect hard drives: [O]
Partition hard drives: [ ]
Install base system: [ ]
Clock/timezone setup: [ ]
User/password setup: [ ]
Install tasks: [ ]
Install boot loader: [ ]
Overall install: [ ]
This is not a bug in the software, but a confusing
In the main menu, detect disks leads to partitioning disks.
I don't want to change partitioning. I don't want to format
anything. In fact, I am only installing the system to fix some errors
in the C library locations. I just want to make /dev/hda1 to be the
root file system.
If I select IDE1, I get
and on yes
which I don't want. I have forgetten what happened when selecting
"no", but it not lead to joy either. I am working on this sittnig in
Australia and the machine is being handled by my friends in NYC.
If I proceed to "Finish partitioning", I am getting
It would be useful to have an item "mount already existing file
system" as earlier versions of the installer had.
I think the current "help on partitioning" is rather vague.
If you send me the text, I can try to improve.