Bug#550559: installation report
Boot method: How did you boot the installer?: Net-install CD
Image version: http://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/daily-builds/daily/arch-latest/i386/iso-cd/
Date: Sat Oct 10 at about 18:00 AZ time
Machine: HP Pavilion 6736 (Yeah, it's OLD!)
Processor:PIII Celeron 667
Filesystem type 1Kblocks used available use% mounted on
/dev/hda1 ext3 1859536 2979376 15017068 17% /
tempfs tempfs 127144 0 127144 0% /lib/init/rw
udev tempfs 10240 144 10096 2% /dev
tempfs tempfs 127144 76 127068 1% /dev/shm
Output of lspci -knn:
00:00.0 Host bridge : Intel Corporation 82810 GMCH (Graphics
Memory Controller Hub) [8086:7120] (rev 03)
Kernel driver in use: agpgart-intel
00:01.0 VGA compatible controller : Intel Corporation 82810 (CGC)
Chipset Graphics Controller [8086:7121] (rev 03)
Subsystem: Intel Corporation 82810 (CGC) Chipset Graphics Controller
00:1e.0 PCI bridge : Intel Corporation 82801AA PCI Bridge
[8086:2418] (rev 02)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge : Intel Corporation 82801AA ISA Bridge (LPC)
[8086:2410] (rev 02)
00:1f.1 IDE interface : Intel Corporation 82801AA IDE Controller
[8086:2411] (rev 02)
Subsystem: Intel Corporation 82801AA IDE Controller [8086:2411]
Kernel driver in use: PIIX_IDE
00:1f.2 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801AA USB Controller
[8086:2412] (rev 02)
Subsystem: Intel Corporation 82801AA USB Controller [8086:2412]
Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
00:1f.3 SMBus [0c05]: Intel Corporation 82801AA SMBus Controller
[8086:2413] (rev 02)
Subsystem: Intel Corporation 82801AA SMBus Controller [8086:2413]
Kernel driver in use: i801_smbus
00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller : Intel Corporation 82801AA
AC'97 Audio Controller [8086:2415] (rev 02)
Subsystem: Intel Corporation Device [8086:5643]
Kernel driver in use: Intel ICH
01:0e.0 Ethernet controller : VIA Technologies, Inc.
VT6105/VT6106S [Rhine-III] [1106:3106] (rev 86)
Subsystem: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT6106S [Rhine-III] [1106:0105]
Kernel driver in use: via-rhine
Base System Installation Checklist:
[O] = OK, [E] = Error (please elaborate below), [ ] = didn't try it
Initial boot: [O]
Detect network card: [O]
Configure network: [O]
Detect CD: [O]
Load installer modules: [O]
Detect hard drives: [O]
Partition hard drives: [O]
Install base system: [O]
Clock/timezone setup: [O]
User/password setup: [O]
Install tasks: [O]
Install boot loader: [O]
Overall install: [O]
Comments/Problems: Installed Debian Squeeze base without desktop option. After install, I
used Aptitude to install graphical components and the LXDE desktop environment from the
Tasks/EndUser menu. The only problems I have noticed so far:
>>There was no background for LXDE, (easily fixed through Openbox Configuration Manager
and a visit to Gnome Look.org)
>>The sound was muted, and the controls were greyed-out left-clicking on the volume
applet icon in the taskbar. I downloaded alsamixer and the GUI to fix that, but it's probably
a simple permissions thing.
>>I also had to install python-vte to get the bug report to work, but the computer
told me to do that.
Overall, there are no real "show stoppers" yet.
<Description of the install, in prose, and any thoughts, comments
and ideas you had during the initial install.>
Earlier the same day, I did the same install on the same computer with "Lenny", so
the difference is still fresh in my mind. "Squeeze is definitely faster! Up to checking the
mirror site, it took only a few minutes with the text installer. Even though "Squeeze"
installed more packages on this ancient machine, it used slightly less space on the hard drive,
(about 1% on a 20G),and seemed to finish in about 60% of the time it took to load "Lenny".
The final install seems to run a bit faster as well.
I tried about a half-dozen different Distros on this computer, several of the *buntus,
and Slackware types, but so far straight Debian seems to run the best on it.
Next, I think I'll try Ehaile for streaming music, and Codine for videos.
Thanks to all of you for your excellent work!