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Bug#509238: panic backtrace

Quoting: Christian Perrier <bubulle@debian.org>
>>>So, in short, in regular mode, it crashes (always at the same place)
>>>but in vga=771 mode, it doesn't, right?


>And I assume that you get no crash as well if you're using the
>graphical installer.

I had not tried the graphical installer, figuring that the more
basic the better, but I just did.  It appears that just before
going to graphical, the installer puts the screen in mode 771.
I get the smaller, sharper fonts.  So, no. It doesn't crash in
the graphical installer.

BTW, the graphical installer looks good!

>I'm puzzled to reassign this bug report. This is obviously a race
>condition somewhere. Probably a weird kernel issue but investigating
>further is....tricky and I fear that this bug report might remain
>uninvestigated further for quite a while until it "magically" solves
>in the future with a new kernel (though probably not for Lenny).

That's probably the reasonable thing to do.

>I propose documenting this in the errata file, at the minimum.

Yes.  A prominent (easy to find) note that would say something
like "If your laptop crashes completely during installation,
try replacing the boot option vga=normal with vga=771 or use
the graphical installer" would have saved some time, but then
the problem would not have become known.  

Thank you very much for your help!

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