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Bug#265838: marked as done (Debian Installation Report)

Your message dated Wed, 08 Sep 2010 03:57:34 +0000
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and subject line Closing old installation report #265838
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Package: installation-reports


Tue Aug 03 07:00:00 CEST 2004

uname -a:
Linux balu 2.6.3-1-386 #2 Tue Feb 24 20:20:23 EST 2004 i686 GNU/Linux

Tue Aug 04 19:00:00 CEST 2004

Method: How did you install?  What did you boot off?  If network
      install, from where?  Proxied?
Medium:  Installer CD - sarge-i386-netinst.iso
Install: network install over DHCP ADSL router without proxy.

Self build :-)
Tekram DC-390U2W SCSI
Realtek 8139C
Creative Labs SB Live! 1024 (EMU10k1)
Maxtor 4D080H4 80GB IDE
Plextor PX-40TSi
MSI GeForce2 MX/MX 400
Fujitsu X19-1

AMD Athlon(tm) XP 1800+, Model 8, 256 KB L2

2 * 256 MB DDR 333 Infineon

Root Device: 
IDE, /dev/hda

Root Size/partition table:  Feel free to paste the full partition
      table, with notes on which partitions are mounted where.
Disk /dev/hda: 81.9 GB, 81964302336 bytes
16 heads, 63 sectors/track, 158816 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 1008 * 512 = 516096 bytes

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/hda1   *           1       14726     7421872+  83  Linux ReiserFS
/dev/hda2           14727       18795     2050776   83  Linux Ext2
/dev/hda3           18796       22864     2050776   83  Linux Swap
/dev/hda4           22865      158816    68519808    f  W95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/hda5           22865       81187    29394760+  83  Linux ReiserFS
/dev/hda6           81188      158816    39124984+  83  Linux ReiserFS

hda1 -> /
hda2 -> /var
hda3 -> swap
hda5 -> /data1 (opt, home, www)
hda6 -> /data2 (archive disk)

Output of lspci and lspci -n:
0000:00:00.0 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8377 [KT400/KT600 AGP] Host 
Bridge (rev 80)
0000:00:01.0 PCI bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8237 PCI Bridge
0000:00:06.0 Communication controller: Tiger Jet Network Inc. Tiger3XX 
Modem/ISDN interface
0000:00:07.0 Multimedia audio controller: Creative Labs SB Live! EMU10k1 (rev 
0000:00:07.1 Input device controller: Creative Labs SB Live! MIDI/Game Port 
(rev 08)
0000:00:08.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. 
RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ (rev 10)
0000:00:0a.0 SCSI storage controller: LSI Logic / Symbios Logic 53c895 (rev 
0000:00:0f.0 IDE interface: VIA Technologies, Inc. 
VT82C586A/B/VT82C686/A/B/VT823x/A/C PIPC Bus Master IDE (rev 06)
0000:00:10.0 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 
Controller (rev 81)
0000:00:10.1 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 
Controller (rev 81)
0000:00:10.4 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. USB 2.0 (rev 86)
0000:00:11.0 ISA bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8237 ISA bridge [K8T800 
0000:00:11.5 Multimedia audio controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. 
VT8233/A/8235/8237 AC97 Audio Controller (rev 60)
0000:01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV11 [GeForce2 
MX/MX 400] (rev b2)
0000:00:00.0 0600: 1106:3189 (rev 80)
0000:00:01.0 0604: 1106:b198
0000:00:06.0 0780: e159:0001
0000:00:07.0 0401: 1102:0002 (rev 08)
0000:00:07.1 0980: 1102:7002 (rev 08)
0000:00:08.0 0200: 10ec:8139 (rev 10)
0000:00:0a.0 0100: 1000:000c (rev 01)
0000:00:0f.0 0101: 1106:0571 (rev 06)
0000:00:10.0 0c03: 1106:3038 (rev 81)
0000:00:10.1 0c03: 1106:3038 (rev 81)
0000:00:10.4 0c03: 1106:3104 (rev 86)
0000:00:11.0 0601: 1106:3227
0000:00:11.5 0401: 1106:3059 (rev 60)
0000:01:00.0 0300: 10de:0110 (rev b2)

Base System Installation Checklist:
[O] = OK, [E] = Error (please elaborate below), [ ] = didn't try it

Initial boot worked:    [O]
Configure network HW:   [O] (DHCP server in ADSL router)
Config network:         [O] nothing done, fully automatic
Detect CD:              [E]
Load installer modules: [O]
Detect hard drives:     [O]
Partition hard drives:  [O]
Create file systems:    [O]
Mount partitions:       [O]
Install base system:    [O]
Install boot loader:    [O]
Reboot:                 [O]


Although I'm a software engineer I'm also doing the system administration
at our company. I have installed about 50 Suse, Redhat and Solaris systems
in the last 4 years. But my favorite system is Debian. I'm using it since
1997 on all my private machines. Most times the Unstable version :-)
Congratulations for the new debian installer - in my opinion it's the
biggest step in the debian history.

Now my comments: 

- "Detect CD" Error - no fstab entry has been created for the Plextor SCSI
- it would be nice to have some display resolution dialog at the beginning
  of the installation. The installer chose a quite bad resolution for my
- it would be nice to have a direct kernel version selection dialog/comment
  at the beginning of the installation. I started the installation twice
  until I booted with linux26. The VIA KT600 Mainboards needs 2.6, otherwise
  (Kernel 2.4 which seems to be the default) DMA is not supported and the
  installation takes extreme long time.
- the first and second installation menu seems to be a little bit 
  The first dialog contains the text "affects default locale, ... and keyboard
  layout...". The second dialog has the title "Select a keyboard layout". In
  my opinion the "keyboard layout" text in the first dialog is wrong.
- I did a manual patitioning, because I prefer the var device to be ext2.
  I have seen systems with harddisk defects which locked after several 
  Because the systems had /var on a ReiserFS partition the logs containing the
  harddisk warnings have been rolled back after system reboot. It took
  much time to find the reason for the system freeze :-(
  I think the debian partitioning tool is quite good. But I have seen two a
  little bit unhandy things:
  - it's quite difficult to find how to define a partition as swap partition
  - if a set a partition to a mount point and afterwards want to set another
    partition to a mount point, the already used mount point is shown again
    in the list of available mount points
- I found no network configuration dialog. Ok the system was configured 
  the DHCP server of my ADSL router automatically, and this setup was ok
  during installation. But I had to change the network to a fixed IP by hand
  in the configuration files. The installer not even asked if I want to use 
  found DHCP server or if I want to setup my network manually.
- The first boot hangs more than one minute at "starting MTA". I already
  worried a little bit about a potential systeme freeze... After I
  configured my MTA (postfix) there were no more boot delayes.

That's it. If you have further questions please contact me.


Martin Hans

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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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