Bug#270793: marked as done (Package: installation-reports)
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uname -a: Linux radau 2.6.7-1-386 #1 Thu Jul 8 05:08:04 EDT 2004 i686
Date: 2004/09/04 18:00
Method: Net-install from netinstall-cd, dhcp, using
http://ftp.de.debian.org without proxy
Machine: SCSI Fileserver with Tyan Trinity GC-SL S2707 Board
(Serverworks Chipset GC-SL), two SCSI disks, floppy, DVD-drive
Processor: P4 3.06 GHz HT
Root Device: SCSI, sda2 (1GB)
Root Size/partition table:
Disk /dev/sda: 146.8 GB, 146815800320 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 17849 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 * 1 24 192748+ 83 Linux (/boot)
/dev/sda2 25 146 979965 83 Linux (/root)
/dev/sda3 147 389 1951897+ 82 Linux swap
/dev/sda4 390 17849 140247450 f W95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/sda5 390 17849 140247418+ fd Linux raid
autodetect (created after installation for testing)
Output of lspci and lspci -n:
0000:00:00.0 Host bridge: ServerWorks GCNB-LE Host Bridge (rev 32)
0000:00:00.1 Host bridge: ServerWorks GCNB-LE Host Bridge
0000:00:07.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Rage XL
0000:00:08.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corp. 82540EM Gigabit Ethernet
Controller (rev 02)
0000:00:0f.0 ISA bridge: ServerWorks CSB5 South Bridge (rev 93)
0000:00:0f.1 IDE interface: ServerWorks CSB5 IDE Controller (rev 93)
0000:00:0f.2 USB Controller: ServerWorks OSB4/CSB5 OHCI USB Controller
0000:00:0f.3 Host bridge: ServerWorks CSB5 LPC bridge
0000:00:10.0 Host bridge: ServerWorks CIOB-X2 PCI-X I/O Bridge (rev 05)
0000:00:10.2 Host bridge: ServerWorks CIOB-X2 PCI-X I/O Bridge (rev 05)
0000:01:03.0 SCSI storage controller: Adaptec ASC-39320A U320 (rev 10)
0000:01:03.1 SCSI storage controller: Adaptec ASC-39320A U320 (rev 10)
0000:02:07.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corp. 82545EM Gigabit Ethernet
Controller (Copper) (rev 01)
radau:/tmp# lspci -n
0000:00:00.0 0600: 1166:0017 (rev 32)
0000:00:00.1 0600: 1166:0017
0000:00:07.0 0300: 1002:4752 (rev 27)
0000:00:08.0 0200: 8086:100e (rev 02)
0000:00:0f.0 0601: 1166:0201 (rev 93)
0000:00:0f.1 0101: 1166:0212 (rev 93)
0000:00:0f.2 0c03: 1166:0220 (rev 05)
0000:00:0f.3 0600: 1166:0225
0000:00:10.0 0600: 1166:0101 (rev 05)
0000:00:10.2 0600: 1166:0101 (rev 05)
0000:01:03.0 0100: 9005:8016 (rev 10)
0000:01:03.1 0100: 9005:8016 (rev 10)
0000:02:07.0 0200: 8086:100f (rev 01)
Base System Installation Checklist:
[O] = OK, [E] = Error (please elaborate below), [ ] = didn't try it
Initial boot worked: [O]
Configure network HW: [O]
Config network: [O]
Detect CD: [O]
Load installer modules: [O]
Detect hard drives: [E]
Partition hard drives: [E]
Create file systems: [O]
Mount partitions: [O]
Install base system: [E]
Install boot loader: [O]
The module for my SCSI-Controller (Adaptec ASC-39320A U320) wasn't
loaded. I had to manually modprobe aic79xx; modprobe sd_mod to get
I tried to create a boot raid system (/ and /boot on raid1). When i was
finished with all the partitioning i was told that boot-raid is not yet
supported :-( Would be better to give this info at the beginning.
Then i tried to create a big logival volume on a raid1 device i created
with the partitioner. But i had to manually create the volume group
first (pvcreate /dev/md0; vgcreate vg /dev/md0) to use the partitioner
for managing logical volumes (or i was to stupid to figure out how to do
this with the partitioner).
Then it started the base-install but it stoped with an error message
while setting up the the packages. I couldn't find the reason for this -
there was some error message window under the error message window of
the base-installer, so i couldn't read it. And i couldn't see a specific
error message on console 3 (besides some warnings regarding mounting of
I tried the above for several times with 2.6 and 2.4 kernel, but it was
everytime the same.
Then i installed without raid and lvm and everything worked fine.
Creating a raid1 device and logical volumes on top of it by hand worked
fine after the installation.
Besides my problems i really liked the installer. The ability to go back
from every point was very helpful. And i think the curses based
interface is optimal for the compromise between usability, flexibility
and stability. The best thing for me was the ability to switch to the
console and have all the tools i needed at hand. But i'm an experienced
user/sysadmin. The normal desktop user might have some problems
understanding the installer (but i don't care :-) ).
My biggest wish would be the possibility to create a boot-raid system
(/boot and / on raid) with the installer.
Thanks for your great work!
Let me know, if i can give you more informations.
Systemadministration EsPresto AG
email@example.com Breite Str. 30-31
Tel/Fax: +49.30.90 226.750/.760 10178 Berlin/Germany
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--- Begin Message ---
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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