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Bug#265497: marked as done (installation-reports: Does not install on Alpha PC164SX)

Your message dated Wed, 08 Sep 2010 03:57:34 +0000
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and subject line Closing old installation report #265497
has caused the Debian Bug report #265497,
regarding installation-reports: Does not install on Alpha PC164SX
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Package: installation-reports

uname -a: Linux fozzie 2.4.26-1-generic #1 Thu Jun 10 23:43:13 CDT 2004
alpha GNU/Linux
Date: Fri Aug 13 22:13:58 EST 2004
Method: Installed from netinst CD
Machine: Alpha PC164SX
Processor: PCA56
Memory: 256M
Root Device: ide drive /dev/hda
Root Size/partition table: Standard Debian autopartition for multi-user
Output of lspci:
0000:00:05.0 VGA compatible controller: Cirrus Logic GD 5434-8 [Alpine]
(rev fc)0000:00:06.0 Ethernet controller: 3Com Corporation 3c905B 100BaseTX [Cyclone] (rev 28)
0000:00:07.0 Multimedia audio controller: Ensoniq ES1370 [AudioPCI]
0000:00:08.0 ISA bridge: Contaq Microsystems 82c693
0000:00:08.1 IDE interface: Contaq Microsystems 82c693
0000:00:08.2 IDE interface: Contaq Microsystems 82c693
0000:00:08.3 USB Controller: Contaq Microsystems 82c693
0000:00:09.0 Ethernet controller: 3Com Corporation 3c905C-TX/TX-M [Tornado] (rev 74)

Base System Installation Checklist:

Initial boot worked:    [O]
Configure network HW:   [O]
Config network:         [O]
Detect CD:              [O]
Load installer modules: [O]
Detect hard drives:     [O]
Partition hard drives:  [E]
Create file systems:    [O]
Mount partitions:       [O]
Install base system:    [O]
Install boot loader:    [E]
Reboot:                 [E]
[O] = OK, [E] = Error (please elaborate below), [ ] = didn't try it


Partition making thingy makes a i (part 9) partition that starts
at some large number and ends at 0 (yes, this is back to front)

Because of the above-mentioned partition aboot fails to get installed
because partition 9 conflicts where aboot needs to go, you cannot
use -f9 flag because it says you can only have 8 partitions.

Manually removing partition 'i' makes aboot installer happy.
(fdisk commands, d i w x )

Rebooting, it still tries to reboot off cdrom (dqb0) instead of
drive (dqa0). Hit reset button to fix this.

Booting with kernel that is installed initially results in massive
number of pci errors, just like before. However this problem is not
present when booting from CDROM. I am unsure why it happens only
when rebooted.

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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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