Bug#471776: Installation Reports [Debian Installer Lenny Beta 1]
On Thursday 20 March 2008, christophe wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 20, 2008 at 2:28 PM, Frans Pop wrote:
> > Can you still switch to VT2 (second console with debug shell)?
> > If you can, are any errors listed if you run 'dmesg'?
> > And what's the output of 'ps'?
> Sorry, i can't witch to VT2. The keyboard and all other hardware
> resources seems frozen. Now, i want to try an install with the USB key
> and other images...
OK. In that case there are several things to try
1) Boot the installer with 'install DEBIAN_FRONTEND=text'.
This will give you the text frontend and any kernel errors should then at
least be displayed even if the system freezes.
2) Boot the installer with 'install b44.blacklist=yes'.
This will block the kernel from loading the driver for your network card. If
that fixes the hang, we know that it's a kernel issue.
If that does not work, we could try blacklisting some other modules
(firewire or wireless maybe).
Note that we will be switching to a 2.6.24 kernel soon for the installer, so
it may be good to try again then.