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Bug#272532: marked as done ([mh@glandium.org: Install feedback])

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Package: debian-installer

This bugreport is to prevent the IMHO usefull information to get lost.

Geert Stappers

----- Forwarded message from Mike Hommey <mh@glandium.org> -----

From: Mike Hommey <mh@glandium.org>
To: debian-boot@lists.debian.org
Subject: Install feedback
Date: Mon, 20 Sep 2004 15:18:55 +0900
User-Agent: Mutt/1.5.6+20040818i


I used the sarge image to install Debian on my new laptop and would like
to give you some feedback about that experience.
Installing is the kind of thing i usually don't do, Debian being
updateable, except on such occasions (i.e. new PC).
First, i must say i was impressed by the installation. The installer is
really neat and unpainful. A great load of improvements have been made
since last time i installed a Debian system.

So here are a few feelings about my experience.

- The order of the keymap list in the "select a keyboard layout" screen is
  randomish, and it makes it harder to find what we look for...

- The guided partitioning made a 148MB /. It's too tight. After the
  install, I wanted to install a new kernel... after that install, the
  space left on device was 0 (well, actually 4MB of reserved space,
  which is not a whole lot)...

- I was kinda disappointed by the 500MB partition for /tmp. Why not just
  use tmpfs ?

- And 500MB swap for 768MB RAM could be problematic (especially if one
  wants to use software suspend)

- When choosing mount points for a partition, it would be better to hide
  the mount points already configured...

- When creating partitions, the sequence for mount points is /, /home,
  /tmp... that's kinda weird... first, i'd have expected /usr or /var
  before /home, and swap to come instead of /tmp.

- When choosing apt sources and using the http ones, i've been asked
  twice for an http proxy...

Now, on the after-install side. (Note: I used linux26 install, and chose
the desktop environment)

- acpid didn't get installed. I'd have expected it to be there,
  especially for a laptop (why not adding a laptop task ?).

- alsa-base didn't get installed, which is kinda required for proper
  alsa configuration (including hotplug blacklists and so on),
  especially with a 2.6 kernel, which includes alsa, contrary to 2.4.

- Both discover and hotplug got installed, making hotplug blacklists
  obsolete... and sound not working. discover was loading the
  i810_audio, while hotplug wouldn't have (it is blacklisted by
  alsa-base). Is there any particular reason to use both ?

Apart from that and the usual xfree configuration problems (keyboard
layout being us instead of whatever was configured earlier, refresh
rates being asked while i have no clue of what they are (is it relevant
on LCD, anyway ??)), everything went fine.


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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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