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Bug#275146: marked as done (installation-reports)

Your message dated Wed, 08 Sep 2010 03:57:42 +0000
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and subject line Closing old installation report #275146
has caused the Debian Bug report #275146,
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Package: installation-reports

Debian-installer-version: netinst CD image, with Debian base, i386
                          (Sept 30, I believe)

uname -a: Linux pcbjalar 2.6.8-1-386 #1 Mon Sep 13 23:29:55 EDT 2004 i686 GNU/Linux
Date: 5 Oct
Method: I used expert26, booting off a CD, using http to
        ftp.se.debian.org. No proxy

Machine: IBM Thinkpad T22
Processor: PIII
Memory: 128k
Root Device: IDE, Fujitsu 20G
Root Size/partition table: 10G FAT32 partition, 10M /boot, 7G /, 2G /home

Output of lspci and lspci -n:
0000:00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corp. 440BX/ZX/DX - 82443BX/ZX/DX Host bridge (rev 03)
0000:00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corp. 440BX/ZX/DX - 82443BX/ZX/DX AGP bridge (rev 03)
0000:00:02.0 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCI1450 (rev 03)
0000:00:02.1 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCI1450 (rev 03)
0000:00:03.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corp. 82557/8/9 [Ethernet Pro 100] (rev 0c)
0000:00:03.1 Serial controller: Lucent Microelectronics LT WinModem (rev 01)
0000:00:05.0 Multimedia audio controller: Cirrus Logic CS 4614/22/24 [CrystalClear SoundFusion Audio Accelerator] (rev 01)
0000:00:07.0 Bridge: Intel Corp. 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 ISA (rev 02)
0000:00:07.1 IDE interface: Intel Corp. 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 IDE (rev 01)
0000:00:07.2 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 USB (rev 01)
0000:00:07.3 Bridge: Intel Corp. 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 ACPI (rev 03)
0000:01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: S3 Inc. 86C270-294 Savage/IX-MV (rev 13)

0000:00:00.0 0600: 8086:7190 (rev 03)
0000:00:01.0 0604: 8086:7191 (rev 03)
0000:00:02.0 0607: 104c:ac1b (rev 03)
0000:00:02.1 0607: 104c:ac1b (rev 03)
0000:00:03.0 0200: 8086:1229 (rev 0c)
0000:00:03.1 0700: 11c1:045c (rev 01)
0000:00:05.0 0401: 1013:6003 (rev 01)
0000:00:07.0 0680: 8086:7110 (rev 02)
0000:00:07.1 0101: 8086:7111 (rev 01)
0000:00:07.2 0c03: 8086:7112 (rev 01)
0000:00:07.3 0680: 8086:7113 (rev 03)
0000:01:00.0 0300: 5333:8c12 (rev 13)

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:     [O]
Partition hard drives:  [O]
Create file systems:    [O]
Mount partitions:       [O]
Install base system:    [O]
Install boot loader:    [O]
Reboot:                 [O]


First of all, I had a working debian sarge/sid system on this machine
so I thought I'd use an image/kernel/ramdisk on the harddrive. I
needed a few tries to get GRUB to boot into the install kernel. The
install started OK but I wanted to keep the partitions from the old
install. When I put in "format /boot and /", the formatting of /
failed. I see now why this happened, the CD iso was on / (it was on
/home too, but I guess the one on / was found first). Needless to say,
I got a completely unresponsive system from this. I used a different
machine to burn a CD and installed from that.

I was worried when the partitioning program wanted to write into the
partition table although I had made no changes. I think it would be
good to skip writing if there are no changes. /home survived, though.

The FAT32 partition contains a win2k system, it would be good if
that was detected.

The "Red background" problem occured for me. Strange thing is that the
first CD i made was cut short (the burner is on a Win machine, don't
ask), and while the install didn't finish, it started OK and went
through until module loading for ethernet. That disk gave a _blue_
background. Go figure.

The e100 ethernet was autodetected, but it seems my wireless pcmcia
card is not. It's a 3com 3crwe62092b which needs the atmel-firmware
package. When I hand-installed that (and ifplugd and waproamd) it
is detected and shows up in ifconfig alright. I have yet to actually
try it, but there _should_ be no problem.


kernel, n.: A part of an operating system that preserves the medieval
            traditions of sorcery and black art.  

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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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