Bug#266225: marked as done (Installer RC1 [Athlon] [GRUB installs only on MBR] [Text mode screen shifts left])
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- To: email@example.com
- Subject: Installer RC1 [Athlon] [GRUB installs only on MBR] [Text mode screen shifts left]
- From: Jack Carroll <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Sun, 15 Aug 2004 14:06:08 -0400
- Message-id: <20040815180608.GA669@chives.local>
uname -a: Linux edgar 2.4.26-1-K7 #1 Thu Jul 22 13:24:02 JST 2004 i686
Date: Aug. 16, 2004 about 2200 EDT
Method: How did you install? FTP download from mirror
What did you boot off? Floppies, 20040801 set, with network
If network install, from where? http://www.us.debian.org
Machine: CCSI rackmount server with Tyan S2469 motherboard
Processor: single Athlon MP
Memory: 512 MB
Root Device: SCSI, AIC7902 internal host adapter. Name of device?
Root Size/partition table: 8 GB /, 100 MB /boot, 2 GB /var, 14 GB /home
Disk /dev/sda: Maxtor 35 GB 10K RPM SCSI-320
Base System Installation Checklist:
Initial boot worked: [O]
Configure network HW: [O]
Config network: [O]
Detect CD: [ ]
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/E]
[O] = OK, [E] = Error (please elaborate below), [ ] = didn't try it
Debian Installer has come a long way. I have only two minor bugs to
1. The screens for installing GRUB to a hard disk give instructions for
installing it to the MBR, a disk partition, or a floppy disk. Only the MBR
installation works. Attempting to install it anywhere else gives an error
message saying that it failed.
2. After the MBR is installed and a few final settings are made, the
machine successfully reboots from the hard disk. At that time the text-mode
screen jumps to the left, so that the first character of every line is
off-screen. Shutting down to a re-boot and selecting a different distro
initializes the video board correctly.
Video board is an ATI FireGL X1-128 driving a Sony 21" P1110 analog
monitor. No X software installed at this time.
3. There's still room for improvement with screen messages and layouts.
In particular, the opening screen gives no hint that the Expert mode is
available, and is necessary for even slightly unusual situations. There
should be a message up front along the lines of:
"If you need to manually control partitioning or other settings during
install, select Expert Mode. Press <F1> for more information. Otherwise
just press <Enter>."
In the partitioner screens, the menu item to finish partitioning and
write out the settings doesn't appear on the screen unless you scroll down.
It's far from obvious that you can scroll down to find it. It's also
difficult to distinguish between menu items and text instructions.
Something should be done to make them look different; perhaps some
punctuation mark could be chosen to be the first character of each menu
item. -> would be a possible choice.
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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
Many thanks for your understanding and your help improving Debian,
past and present.
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