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Bug#435212: (no subject)

Package: installation-reports

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
Memory: 1G
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. 

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