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Bug#305882: marked as done ([PPC] rc3/lowmem (32M) install fails on imac g3 with usb kbd, works for more mem)

Your message dated Tue,  7 Sep 2010 20:39:53 +0200 (CEST)
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and subject line Closing old installation reports
has caused the Debian Bug report #305882,
regarding [PPC] rc3/lowmem (32M) install fails on imac g3 with usb kbd, works for more mem
to be marked as done.

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Package: installation-reports
Severity: important

I just got my hands on an old iMac G3 (233MHz), one of the first tray
loading models. I was asked to install Debian on it, so I got the
businesscard rc3 image and started the install.

As the system has only 32M of RAM, after loading the installer, I got
the "lowmem" warning message, which i expected as normal. Strangely,
I couldn't press enter on the keyboard (a usb one). Apparently the usb
kbd driver is not loaded in lowmem. 

I had a 64M PC133 SO-DIMM module lying around so I upgraded the iMac's
memory to 96M. After that, the installation proceeded correctly, and I got to
the languagechooser screen, but I still could not select anything. After
some tests, I found that I had to unplug the USB kbd and plug it back
again, and then it would work fine. 

After that the installation proceeded with no problems.

I completely formatted and installed Debian on this system (left no
trace of MacOS whatsoever :-).

Still installing now from network, this will take a long time over my
slow (384k) ADSL. So far, apart from these two problems, everything else 
seems to work fine.


PS. This report is done on another system, that's why I don't attach the
install logs.

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We are closing this installation report for one of the following
- it was reported with a pre-lenny version of Debian
- indications in the installation report give the feeling that
  the reported problem waslying in another software, unrelated to
  D-I, which we can't easily identify.
- indications in the installation report suggest that it may have been
  fixed in a more recent version of a D-I component
- it was successful and we forgot closing it..:-)
- it has no information we consider useful

The D-I team is currently in the process of cleaning out the old spool
of installation reports that haven't bene processed yet. 

In case you think that the problem you reported has chances to be
still present, please reiterate your installation test with
a more recent image of D-I, if you're in position of doing this.

You'll find daily builds at
http://www.debian.org/devel/debian-installer. We recommend you choose
the netboot image, in the "daily builds section", then choose to
install "squeeze" when prompted.

If some problems are found, please report them with a new bug sent
against installation-reports.

Many thanks for your understanding and your help improving Debian,
past and present.

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