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Bug#549880: debian-installer: hungs with unstruted sources

Package: debian-installer
Severity: important

On Thu, Oct 09, 2008 at 10:27:43PM +0200, Luca Capello wrote:
> I'm not sure if this is still a bug, since it happened with an etch
> 4.0r4 i386 business-card image, but I don't know how to reproduce it, so
> I reported it anyway.  Feel free to close it :-)

I can confirm that this problem still exists in 5.0r3 powerpc netinst.

I have an iMac G3 on which this occurs at every install attempt, so it's
very reproducible here.  because of that I have not been able to get
lenny installed on it.

there is one thing about this machine that may be a clue:
the hardware clock on the machine appears to have reset to Jan 1 of some
year, probably 1970 but without a date command installed it's hard to
tell.  the system time being so far off might be confusing something in
the installer, but I can't begin to guess what.

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