Quoting The Eclectic One (email@example.com): > The installation that triggered this bug was attempted by building > a bootable USB memory stick (boot.img.gz (downloaded today) + > debian-testing-i386-netinst.iso) to install lenny on a new blank HD. > > Attempted work-arounds. > > As can be seen for the output of lswh (done from Etch and appended > below), this laptop has lots of built-in hardware. In addition to > the suggested temporary options (noapic, nolapic, acpi=off, irqpoll) > and hw-detect/start_pcmcia=false, I have excluded all the i/o > addresses that are likely to cause a problem: the pcmcia system, > the firewire port, the wireless adapter (ipw2100), the AC97 sound > system and the modem. > > Obviously, since this is a net install, the network card (that in > Etch uses the b44 driver just fine) is mandatory. > > Immediately after the "network hardware detection" is apparently > complete, the screen goes dark, the right 2 LEDs next to the power > button flash at 1 second interval and the system totally freezes. > Holding the power button for about 10 seconds is necessary to shut > down the machine. > > I'd be glad to run specific tests if asked. Any other suggestions > of work-arounds welcome. First of all, it would be nice if you could precise what exact version you tested. The version we would like to see tested at this moment is: - RC1, which you can download from: hd-media image : http://ftp.nl.debian.org/debian/dists/testing/main/installer-i386/current/images/hd-media/ netinst ISO: http://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/lenny_di_rc1/i386/iso-cd/debian-testing-i386-netinst.iso - Daily builds: hd-media: http://people.debian.org/~joeyh/d-i/images/daily/hd-media/ netinst ISO: http://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/daily-builds/daily/arch-latest/i386/iso-cd/debian-testing-i386-netinst.iso Then we could probably narrow the problem by using the expert mode....which will interrupt some steps more often and make the exact moment the problem happens more easy to spot. Also, when you've spotted the moment where the installer hangs, please retry the installation and, just before the hang happens, try switching to console 4 (Alt+F4) and look at what's displayed there...
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