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Bug#456817: Installation of base system fails due to missing busybox



Package: installation-reports

Boot method: netinst CD-ROM
Image version: 
http://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/daily-builds/daily/20071217-2/i386/iso-cd/debian-testing-i386-netinst.iso
Date: Monday, December 17, 2007 23:30 EST (Tuesday, December 18, 2007 04:30 
UTC)

Machine: generic PC-compatible, ASUS P4B motherboard with P4 @ 2 GHz and Dell 
PERC 3/DCL (AMI MegaRAID) SCSI-UW 160 Hardware RAID
Processor: P4 @ GHz
Memory: 1.5 GB 
Partitions: 
Filesystem           1k-blocks      Used Available Use% Mounted on
tmpfs                   453284        24    453260   0% /dev
tmpfs                   453284        24    453260   0% /dev
/dev/hda                180042    180042         0 100% /cdrom
/dev/mapper/PeresDerval-Root 137897024    367236 130525016   0% /target
/dev/sda1               124427      5664    112339   5% /target/boot
/dev/hda                180042    180042         0 100% /target/media/cdrom0
/dev/mapper/PeresDerval-Root 137897024    367236 130525016   
0% /dev/.static/dev
tmpfs                   453284        24    453260   0% /target/dev
/dev/fd0                  1424         1      1423   0% /mnt

Output of lspci -nn and lspci -vnn:
00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation 82845 845 (Brookdale) Chipset 
Host Bridge [8086:1a30] (rev 04)
00:01.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82845 845 (Brookdale) Chipset AGP 
Bridge [8086:1a31] (rev 04)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801 PCI Bridge [8086:244e] (rev 
05)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge [0601]: Intel Corporation 82801BA ISA Bridge (LPC) 
[8086:2440] (rev 05)
00:1f.1 IDE interface [0101]: Intel Corporation 82801BA IDE U100 [8086:244b] 
(rev 05)
00:1f.2 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801BA/BAM USB (Hub #1) 
[8086:2442] (rev 05)
00:1f.3 SMBus [0c05]: Intel Corporation 82801BA/BAM SMBus [8086:2443] (rev 05)
00:1f.4 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801BA/BAM USB (Hub #2) 
[8086:2444] (rev 05)
00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller [0401]: Intel Corporation 82801BA/BAM 
AC'97 Audio [8086:2445] (rev 05)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon R200 QL 
[Radeon 8500 LE] [1002:514c]
02:09.0 Multimedia video controller [0400]: Brooktree Corporation Bt848 Video 
Capture [109e:0350] (rev 12)
02:0a.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Intel Corporation 82557/8/9 [Ethernet Pro 
100] [8086:1229] (rev 08)
02:0b.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: 3Com Corporation 3c905 100BaseTX 
[Boomerang] [10b7:9050]
02:0c.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Digital Equipment Corporation DECchip 21154 
[1011:0026] (rev 05)
02:0d.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: 3Com Corporation 3c905 100BaseTX 
[Boomerang] [10b7:9050]
02:0e.0 Serial controller [0700]: 3Com Corp, Modem Division 56K FaxModem Model 
5610 [12b9:1008] (rev 01)
03:00.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Digital Equipment Corporation DECchip 21154 
[1011:0026] (rev 05)
03:01.0 SCSI storage controller [0100]: QLogic Corp. ISP12160 Dual Channel 
Ultra3 SCSI Processor [1077:1216] (rev 06)
04:00.0 RAID bus controller [0104]: American Megatrends Inc. MegaRAID 
[101e:1960] (rev 20)

00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation 82845 845 (Brookdale) Chipset 
Host Bridge [8086:1a30] (rev 04)
	Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Unknown device [1043:8070]
	Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
	Memory at f8000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=64M]
	Capabilities: [e4] Vendor Specific Information
	Capabilities: [a0] AGP version 2.0

00:01.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82845 845 (Brookdale) Chipset AGP 
Bridge [8086:1a31] (rev 04)
	Flags: bus master, 66MHz, fast devsel, latency 64
	Bus: primary=00, secondary=01, subordinate=01, sec-latency=0
	I/O behind bridge: 0000d000-0000dfff
	Memory behind bridge: e7000000-e7cfffff
	Prefetchable memory behind bridge: eff00000-f7ffffff

00:1e.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801 PCI Bridge [8086:244e] (rev 
05)
	Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
	Bus: primary=00, secondary=02, subordinate=04, sec-latency=32
	I/O behind bridge: 00009000-0000bfff
	Memory behind bridge: e5800000-e6ffffff
	Prefetchable memory behind bridge: e7d00000-efefffff

00:1f.0 ISA bridge [0601]: Intel Corporation 82801BA ISA Bridge (LPC) 
[8086:2440] (rev 05)
	Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0

00:1f.1 IDE interface [0101]: Intel Corporation 82801BA IDE U100 [8086:244b] 
(rev 05) (prog-if 80 [Master])
	Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Unknown device [1043:8028]
	Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0
	[virtual] Memory at 000001f0 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [disabled] [size=8]
	[virtual] Memory at 000003f0 (type 3, non-prefetchable) [disabled] [size=1]
	[virtual] Memory at 00000170 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [disabled] [size=8]
	[virtual] Memory at 00000370 (type 3, non-prefetchable) [disabled] [size=1]
	I/O ports at 8800 [size=16]

00:1f.2 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801BA/BAM USB (Hub #1) 
[8086:2442] (rev 05)
	Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Unknown device [1043:8028]
	Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 17
	I/O ports at 8400 [size=32]

00:1f.3 SMBus [0c05]: Intel Corporation 82801BA/BAM SMBus [8086:2443] (rev 05)
	Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Unknown device [1043:8028]
	Flags: medium devsel
	I/O ports at e800 [size=16]

00:1f.4 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801BA/BAM USB (Hub #2) 
[8086:2444] (rev 05)
	Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Unknown device [1043:8028]
	Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 18
	I/O ports at 8000 [size=32]

00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller [0401]: Intel Corporation 82801BA/BAM 
AC'97 Audio [8086:2445] (rev 05)
	Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Unknown device [1043:8072]
	Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 5
	I/O ports at 7800 [size=256]
	I/O ports at 7400 [size=64]

01:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon R200 QL 
[Radeon 8500 LE] [1002:514c]
	Subsystem: ATI Technologies Inc Unknown device [1002:013a]
	Flags: bus master, stepping, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 11
	Memory at f0000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=128M]
	I/O ports at d800 [size=256]
	Memory at e7000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=64K]
	Expansion ROM at effe0000 [disabled] [size=128K]
	Capabilities: [58] AGP version 2.0
	Capabilities: [50] Power Management version 2

02:09.0 Multimedia video controller [0400]: Brooktree Corporation Bt848 Video 
Capture [109e:0350] (rev 12)
	Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 32, IRQ 255
	Memory at ef000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [disabled] [size=4K]

02:0a.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Intel Corporation 82557/8/9 [Ethernet Pro 
100] [8086:1229] (rev 08)
	Subsystem: Compaq Computer Corporation Unknown device [0e11:b144]
	Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 32, IRQ 22
	Memory at e6800000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
	I/O ports at b800 [size=64]
	Memory at e6000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=1M]
	[virtual] Expansion ROM at e7d00000 [disabled] [size=1M]
	Capabilities: [dc] Power Management version 2

02:0b.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: 3Com Corporation 3c905 100BaseTX 
[Boomerang] [10b7:9050]
	Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 32, IRQ 18
	I/O ports at b400 [size=64]
	[virtual] Expansion ROM at eee00000 [disabled] [size=64K]

02:0c.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Digital Equipment Corporation DECchip 21154 
[1011:0026] (rev 05)
	Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 32
	Bus: primary=02, secondary=03, subordinate=04, sec-latency=32
	I/O behind bridge: 0000a000-0000afff
	Memory behind bridge: e5800000-e5ffffff
	Prefetchable memory behind bridge: 00000000e7e00000-00000000eedfffff
	Capabilities: [dc] Power Management version 1

02:0d.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: 3Com Corporation 3c905 100BaseTX 
[Boomerang] [10b7:9050]
	Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 32, IRQ 19
	I/O ports at 9800 [size=64]
	[virtual] Expansion ROM at eee10000 [disabled] [size=64K]

02:0e.0 Serial controller [0700]: 3Com Corp, Modem Division 56K FaxModem Model 
5610 [12b9:1008] (rev 01) (prog-if 02)
	Subsystem: 3Com Corp, Modem Division Unknown device [12b9:00aa]
	Flags: medium devsel, IRQ 16
	I/O ports at 9400 [size=8]
	Capabilities: [dc] Power Management version 2

03:00.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Digital Equipment Corporation DECchip 21154 
[1011:0026] (rev 05)
	Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 32
	Bus: primary=03, secondary=04, subordinate=04, sec-latency=32
	Memory behind bridge: e5900000-e59fffff
	Prefetchable memory behind bridge: 00000000e7f00000-00000000eedfffff
	Capabilities: [dc] Power Management version 1

03:01.0 SCSI storage controller [0100]: QLogic Corp. ISP12160 Dual Channel 
Ultra3 SCSI Processor [1077:1216] (rev 06)
	Subsystem: American Megatrends Inc. Unknown device [101e:8493]
	Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 32, IRQ 9
	I/O ports at a800 [size=256]
	Memory at e5800000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
	[virtual] Expansion ROM at e7e00000 [disabled] [size=128K]
	Capabilities: [44] Power Management version 1

04:00.0 RAID bus controller [0104]: American Megatrends Inc. MegaRAID 
[101e:1960] (rev 20)
	Subsystem: Dell Unknown device [1028:0493]
	Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 32, IRQ 20
	Memory at e8000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=64M]
	[virtual] Expansion ROM at e7f00000 [disabled] [size=64K]
	Capabilities: [80] Power Management version 2



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:    [E]
Clock/timezone setup:   [ ]
User/password setup:    [ ]
Install tasks:          [ ]
Install boot loader:    [ ]
Overall install:        [ ]

Comments/Problems:

Installation fails with the message 'An error was return while trying to 
install the busybox package onto the target system'.

Syslog is attached (gzipped).

The last bit of it is:

Dec 18 04:32:08 base-installer: info: arch_kernel: linux-image-2.6-686 
(present)
Dec 18 04:32:08 base-installer: info: Using kernel 'linux-image-2.6-686'
Dec 18 04:32:08 base-installer: info: Setting do_initrd='yes'.
Dec 18 04:32:08 base-installer: info: Setting link_in_boot='no'.
Dec 18 04:32:08 base-installer: info: Available initramfs 
generator(s): 'initramfs-tools'
Dec 18 04:32:09 in-target: Reading package lists...
Dec 18 04:32:09 in-target: 
Dec 18 04:32:09 in-target: Building dependency tree...
Dec 18 04:32:09 in-target: 
Dec 18 04:32:09 in-target: Reading state information...
Dec 18 04:32:09 in-target: 
Dec 18 04:32:09 in-target: Package busybox is not available, but is referred 
to by another package.
Dec 18 04:32:09 in-target: This may mean that the package is missing, has been 
obsoleted, or
Dec 18 04:32:09 in-target: is only available from another source
Dec 18 04:32:09 in-target: E: 
Dec 18 04:32:09 in-target: Package busybox has no installation candidate
Dec 18 04:32:09 in-target: 
Dec 18 04:32:09 base-installer: error: exiting on error
-- 
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now I have the rest of the afternoon to sniff fragrant tea-roses or 
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