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Bug#508327: debian-installer: restart loop triggered if booting without "-- quiet"

On Wed, Dec 10, 2008 at 10:43:31AM +0200, Teodor wrote:
> I've tried to install Debian GNU/Linux using the daily built image for
> netinst/amd64 from 20081208,#2. I can reproduce the following test
> case every time on my HP nw8440 laptop. […]
> Select "Graphical Install", press the TAB key and modify from:
>   /install.amd/vmlinuz video=vesa;ywrap;mtrr vga=788
> initrd=/install.amd/gtk/initrd.gz -- quiet
>     to
>   /install.amd/vmlinuz video=vesa;ywrap;mtrr vga=788
> initrd=/install.amd/gtk/initrd.gz
> and press ENTER.. loading ..
> (just by deleting "quiet" but preserving "--" there was no crash)
> On the first window "Choose language" just press "Continue" for the
> default selection "English". This will create an infinite loop when
> the graphical installer crashes and is trying to start!!

Can anybody else reproduce this?  I have not been able to do so using
qemu on i386 using an image built today.

> debconf: ** ** ERROR:
> (/tmp/buildd/cdebconf-0.138/src/modules/frontend/gtk/choice_model.c:148):cdebconf_gtk_choice_model_create_full:
> assertion failed: (0 < count)

This means that there is something wrong with the "Choices" or
"Choices-C" values.  Booting with BOOT_DEBUG=3 and adding "set -x" in
"/usr/bin/localechooser" using nano could help a lot in figuring out
what is happening.

Jérémy Bobbio                        .''`. 
lunar@debian.org                    : :Ⓐ  :  # apt-get install anarchism
                                    `. `'` 

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