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Bug#472824: Some Lenny install issues supposedly linked to win32-loader

Hi Robert,

On Wednesday 26 March 2008 17:06, Robert Millan wrote:
> Hi Jochen,
> On Wed, Mar 26, 2008 at 01:46:10PM -0400, Jochen Plumeyer wrote:
> > Install tasks:
> > The "desktop" task installs, if the installation is started the classic
> > way via BIOS from CD. But it does not install, if the CD is started with
> > the new win32-loader mechanism from Windows ("XP SP2 spanish" in my
> > case). An "aptitude install kde kdm" solved it.
> Which options did you choose in the win32 part of the install process?

I chose "Spanish" as installation language in "normal" installation mode 
(not "expert").

> Did you get GNOME instead of KDE, or just no desktop task at all?

I used the KDE install CD (, so I suppose GNOME was no option, ) and 
selecting "Standard" and "Desktop"

just 315 packages were installed.

> Also, if you can reproduce the same boot settings again, would be nice if
> you can provide a copy of the cmdline parameters (/proc/cmdline) and
> preseed settings (/preseed.cfg) in your running Debian-Installer.  (feel
> free to ask if you have doubts or need assistance on how to do this)

BOOT_IMAGE=/debian/linux video=vesa:ywrap,mtrr vga=788 locale=es_ES 
domain?=localdomain hostname?=xp-es-qemu mirror/http/proxy= quiet

preseed.cfg (first line was empty):

d-i console-keymaps-at/keymap select es
d-i console-keymaps-at/keymap seen false
d-i passwd/user-fullname string Administrador
d-i passwd/user-fullname seen false

> > Clock/timezone setup:
> > I chose spanish localization, but the options for Carribean or even other
> > countries others than European did not show up in the install with
> > win32-loader.
> Are you referring to the timezone question specifically, or also to the
> country selection?  

I am referring to the timezone question. The installer (at least with 
win32-loader) never asked me the country.

> Also, do you mean that the question was displayed with 
> incomplete answer options, or that it was missing?  Both settings can be
> auto-detected from Windows, but I'm not aware of any situation in which an
> incomplete list would be displayed.

The timezone country list looked like this (three entries):

What happens, if a Spanish-speaking Debian-fan installs living in Pakistan or 
Australia by the way? (Globalization, you know)
I am a german guy living in Dominican Republic/ Carribbean, as an example.

> > Install boot loader:
> > The dialogue asked me, if grub should be installed in the (hd0) disk, I
> > said no, "please install grub in (hd0,1)", but the MBR of the disk has
> > been overwritten.
> > I thought the initial bootloader would be left untouched, but no.

> I recall having gone through this before.  Could you provide the version
> number of the win32 loader in the CD you downloaded? (displayed in the
> first screen when you run it)

I forgot the CD at home, I will tell you on Monday, sorry!

> Thank you!

Thank you² ;-) !

> D-I team: I'm not familiar with "installation-reports" bug entry handling.
> Should I reassign this bug to win32-loader, or perhaps clone it?

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