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Bug#397317: marked as done (installation-report: Installation of etch fails on Dell X200)

Your message dated Tue,  7 Sep 2010 20:39:53 +0200 (CEST)
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has caused the Debian Bug report #397317,
regarding installation-report: Installation of etch fails on Dell X200
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Package: installation-report
Severity: important

Trying to install Etch with the daily netinst CDs on a Dell X200

problems with all install modes:
 - Cannot select British English and a Dvorak keyboard layout (either
   standard or converted to British layout). Ubuntu has a 'type some
   keys to guess the layout' option which is nice, but being able to
   select it in at least expert mode would be good
 - Does not detect a firewire CDROM drive.
   Even when selecting the sbpcd module by hand from the list, modprobe

problems with gui mode specifically:
 - When suggesting changing to a console to check the cdrom device
   it instructs the user to press "Ctrl-F2", which does not work. 
   Instead the user should press "Alt-Ctrl-F2" when in GUI mode.
   Since this works in either mode it could be replaced in the installer
   as a whole, if this is easier.

problems with text-mode specifically:
 - Installer selects an inappropriate framebuffer mode which is almost
   unusable (screen flashes at a high rate, lines offset vertically,
   etc). Specifying a non-framebuffer vga mode on the kernel command
   line does not help, since the framebuffer is initialised later in

I didn't succeed in getting any further, if I manage to work around the
lack of CD support, I'll submit a further report.

Laptop details: Dell X200
Firewire controller: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C551
Display adapter: Intel 82830 CGC

The CDROM works in Linux with the sbp2 module

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 3.1
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Kernel: Linux 2.6.11
Locale: LANG=en_GB.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_GB.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)

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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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