Bug#472487: marked as done (installationreport: low memory install lenny beta1: Problems)
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and subject line Bug#472487: fixed in hw-detect 1.60
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Boot method: <netinst cd lenny beta1>
Date: <24.03.2008 12:00>
Machine: <Laptop Toshiba Satellite 320 CDS>
Processor: Pentium1 233 MHz
Memory: 32 MB
Partitions: 1,4GB Ext2 /
2,5GB Ext2 /home
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: [ ] Has none
Configure network: [O]
Detect CD: [E]
Load installer modules: [O]
Detect hard drives: [O]
Partition hard drives: [O]
Install base system: [O]
Clock/timezone setup: [O]
User/password setup: [O]
Install tasks: [O]
Install boot loader: [O]
Overall install: [O] Read further!
1. when trying to start graphical installer on a low memory system,
fallback to text-based installer does not work, system hangs for
2. cdrom drive (and harddisk) were not detected in step "detecting
cd-rom drive". There were no ide related modules loaded
automatically in this step, only usb-storage was loaded. When I
loaded ide_generic by hand on the second console, it worked, cdrom
drive and hard disk were detected.
In the past (etch) there were many modules loaded in this step...
Now only the one (usb-storage).
3. when it comes to partitioning the disk, I thought I could try the
guided partitioner. So I went back to "Load installer components
from CD", chose "partman-auto", again to partitioning disk, chose
"guided partitioning" -> use whole disk -> separate home-partition.
partman then presented me a partition table with two ext3 partitions
and one swap! Creating ext3 partitions on a low memory system
is not recommended, so automatic partitioner should not choose
ext3 as default in low memory installs.
4. the rest of the installation worked.
5. booting the new system didn't work:
ALERT! /dev/hda1 does not exist. Dropping to a shell!
cat /proc/modules shows:
So IMHO there are the ide modules missing in the initrd, too.
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We believe that the bug you reported is fixed in the latest version of
hw-detect, which is due to be installed in the Debian FTP archive:
A summary of the changes between this version and the previous one is
Thank you for reporting the bug, which will now be closed. If you
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Frans Pop <firstname.lastname@example.org> (supplier of updated hw-detect package)
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Date: Thu, 03 Apr 2008 13:31:39 +0200
Binary: hw-detect ethdetect disk-detect archdetect
Architecture: source all amd64
Maintainer: Debian Install System Team <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Changed-By: Frans Pop <email@example.com>
archdetect - Hardware architecture detector (udeb)
disk-detect - Detect disk drives (udeb)
ethdetect - Detect network hardware and load kernel drivers for it (udeb)
hw-detect - Detect hardware and load kernel drivers for it (udeb)
Closes: 440439 472487
hw-detect (1.60) unstable; urgency=low
[ Guido Guenther ]
* Add optional multipath detection to disk-detect.sh (triggered by
disk-detect/multipath/enable). Closes: #440439.
[ Frans Pop ]
* Some older systems have a disk controller that is not listed by lspci,
but that is supported by ide-generic. Load ide-generic if an ISA bus is
detected and, if new block devices become available, register the module
for inclusion in the initrd. Closes: #472487.
* hw-detect: simplify is_available() function.
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