Bug#509238: panic backtrace
Quoting: Christian Perrier <firstname.lastname@example.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
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!