... during partitioning at the point of invoking "configure LVM" on top of a dm_cypt.volume. Since I consider a kernel panic to be a serious issue I spent some time investigating the conditions that caused it. After several dozen installations I have the conditions narrowed down to the presence of a CD in the CD drive. The interesting aspect of this condition is that the CD drive has no role in the installation and the CD is just some data. It is not even bootable. The installation is launched by grub4dos loading hd-media's linux and initrd.gz and everything else comes in over the network. Because I can get the installtion to work I can do a reportbug against installation-report for the successful install. But the best I can do for the failing install is to back out of the partition step and save the installation logs. I have done that, but I suspect there's a lot going on during the installation that won't be captured in those reports. The purpose of this message is to ask how to obtain the maximum amout of information immediately prior to the failure. For example, I know the keystroke that will trigger the error. So prior to entering the triggering keystroke I would like to use an alternate console to capture more data just prior to the panic. Not being familiar with the internals of the installer, I don't know how to do that. So how can I report this problem as thoroughly as possible? I.e., what can I capture from console 2 that would be useful in tracking this down? Lee Winter NP Engineering Nashua, New Hampshire P.S. Attached is a manually generated installation report containing a manually transcribed record of console 4 after the panic.
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