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Bug#276100: marked as done (Should take boot sequence defined in BIOS into account)

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and subject line Closing old installation report #276100
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regarding Should take boot sequence defined in BIOS into account
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downloaded and burned to cd-r on a winxp system w/
nero 5.

uname -a: 

Linux theta 2.6.8-1-386 #1 Mon Sep 13 23:29:55 EDT
2004 i686 GNU/Linux

Date: 10/10/2004

Method: install via boot to cd attached to secondary
slave ide

Network: static ip on private network, connected to
internet via hardware router/firewall

Machine: home built
dfi via-based motherboard (see lspci output for
1 x 512mb ddr333
1 x 80gb wdc sata on first connector
1 x 80gb wdc ide as primary-master
1 x cdrw/dvd ide as secondary-slave

Processor: xp2800+ barton

Memory: 512mb ddr333 1 module

Root Device: /dev/sda sata 80gb

Root Size/partition table: 

Disk /dev/sda: 80.0 GB, 80026361856 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 9729 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id
/dev/sda1   *           1        1023     8217216    b
 W95 FAT32
/dev/sda2            1024        9729    69930945    f
 W95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/sda5            1024        6378    43014006    7
/dev/sda6            6379        6390       96358+  83
/dev/sda7            6391        9612    25880683+  83
/dev/sda8            9613        9729      939771   82
 Linux swap

Disk /dev/hda: 80.0 GB, 80026361856 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 9729 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id
/dev/hda1               2        9729    78140160    f
 W95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/hda5               2        4865    39070048+   b
 W95 FAT32
/dev/hda6            4866        8108    26049366    b
 W95 FAT32
/dev/hda7            8109        9729    13020651    b
 W95 FAT32

theta:/home/admin# df
Filesystem           1K-blocks      Used Available
Use% Mounted on
/dev/sda7             25474252    218508  23961712  
1% /
tmpfs                   258304         0    258304  
0% /dev/shm
/dev/sda6                90297      6476     79004  
8% /boot

Output of lspci and lspci -n:

theta:/home/admin# lspci
0000:00:00.0 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc.
VT8378 [KM400] Chipset Host Bridge
0000:00:01.0 PCI bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8237
PCI Bridge
0000:00:0f.0 RAID bus controller: VIA Technologies,
Inc. VIA VT6420 SATA RAID Controller (rev 80)
0000:00:0f.1 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)
0000:00:10.2 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc.
VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 81)
0000:00:10.3 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 South]
0000:00:11.5 Multimedia audio controller: VIA
Technologies, Inc. VT8233/A/8235/8237 AC97 Audio
Controller (rev 60)
0000:00:12.0 Ethernet controller: VIA Technologies,
Inc. VT6102 [Rhine-II] (rev 78)
0000:01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia
Corporation NV11 [GeForce2 MX/MX 400] (rev b2)

theta:/home/admin# lspci -n
0000:00:00.0 0600: 1106:3205
0000:00:01.0 0604: 1106:b198
0000:00:0f.0 0104: 1106:3149 (rev 80)
0000:00:0f.1 0101: 1106:0571 (rev 06)
0000:00:10.0 0c03: 1106:3038 (rev 81)
0000:00:10.1 0c03: 1106:3038 (rev 81)
0000:00:10.2 0c03: 1106:3038 (rev 81)
0000:00:10.3 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)
0000:00:12.0 0200: 1106:3065 (rev 78)
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]
Config network:         [O]
Detect CD:              [O]
Load installer modules: [O]
Detect hard drives:     [O]
Partition hard drives:  [E] see below(1)
Create file systems:    [O]
Mount partitions:       [O]
Install base system:    [O]
Install boot loader:    [E] see below(2)
Reboot:                 [E] see below(3)(4)


(1) any of the guided partition schemes using largest
block of free space wanted to create an active primary
partition for the root filesystem after the extended
partition. i thought that might mess up the existing
98/xp install; so manually partitioned as noted above
knowing that linux can boot from pretty much anywhere.
three partitions, boot root and swap, is what i have
always used for a linux desktop (if linux is sole o/s,
then i use three primaries for them). probably not
much of a concern, it just didn't partition as
expected (i had expected all logical drives, similar
to my manual partitioning, since a parimary and
extended already existed).

(2) first attempt: allowed d-i to install grub on mbr
of 'first drive' as it did properly detect the
existing windows install (1 of them, identified as
2000/xp probably because of the xp bootloader).
however, it must have considered the ide drive as the
'first drive' as that's where it put grub.

second attempt: knowing the above, manually chose
/dev/sda to install grub to mbr of the sata drive. it
installed there as expected, however since d-i saw the
ide as the 'first drive' and sata as the second it
configured grub to boot to hd1,0 for windows and hd1,5
for linux.

(3) which caused grub to not boot anything. had to
manually edit grub paramaters to read hd(0,5) to boot
linux. once to console, had to edit
/boot/grub/menu.lst to read hd(0,0) for windows and
hd(0,5) for linux entries.

(4) during base-config's tasksel, i chose only manual
package selection and got a slew of pre-selected
packages (over 80, totalling 150+mb installed). a
previous install using same netinst image but leaving
all of tasksel's options empty resulted in those same
packages being downloaded and installed
automatically(!!)  i had to abort aptitude's download,
clear marked items and package cache in order to
select and install what i wanted (which at this point
is only ssh).

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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,
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