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Bug#276954: marked as done (Installation report for Toshiba Libretto 110CT)

Your message dated Wed, 08 Sep 2010 03:57:44 +0000
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and subject line Closing old installation report #276954
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regarding Installation report for Toshiba Libretto 110CT
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Package: installation-reports

  [30 Sep 2004] Debian-Installer pre-rc2, a technology preview release

uname -a:
  Linux libretto 2.6.8-1-386 #1 Thu Oct 7 02:21:16 EDT 2004 i586 GNU/Linux

Date: 16-Oct-2004 about 20:00:00 CET

  DI manual section A.2.5. Booting from hard disk
  Booted to Windows 95. Copied the above downloaded files to the relevent
  locations, then used loadlin as follows :-
  c:\opt\sarge\loadlin.exe c:\opt\sarge\vmlinuz root=/dev/ram ro initrd=c:\opt\sarge\initrd.gz ramdisk_size=16384 mem=64m disksize=1.44

Machine: Toshiba Libretto 110CT
Processor: Mobile Pentium MMX 233Mhz
Memory: 64Mb
Root Device: 4 Gb IDE hard drive
Root Size/partition table:

libretto:~# cfdisk -P s
Partition Table for /dev/hda

               First       Last
 # Type       Sector      Sector   Offset    Length   Filesystem Type (ID) Flag   Notes
-- ------- ----------- ----------- ------ ----------- -------------------- ----
 1 Primary           0     4192964     63     4192965 FAT16 (06)           Boot   Windows 95 boot
 2 Primary     4192965     8289539      0     4096575 Extended (05)        None   Linux
 5 Logical     4192965     8096759     63     3903795 Linux (83)           Boot   - Linux root partition
 6 Logical     8096760     8289539     63      192780 Linux swap (82)      None   - Linux swap partition
   Pri/Log     8289540     8450189      0      160650 Free Space           None   Used for the Toshiba hibernate feature

Output of lspci and lspci -n:

libretto:~# lspci
0000:00:00.0 Host bridge: Toshiba America Info Systems 601 (rev 2e)
0000:00:04.0 VGA compatible controller: Neomagic Corporation NM2160 [MagicGraph 128XD] (rev 01)
0000:00:11.0 Communication controller: Toshiba America Info Systems FIR Port (rev 22)
0000:00:13.0 CardBus bridge: Toshiba America Info Systems ToPIC97 (rev 20)
0000:00:13.1 CardBus bridge: Toshiba America Info Systems ToPIC97 (rev 20)
0000:05:00.0 Ethernet controller: 3Com Corporation 3cCFE575BT Megahertz 10/100 LAN CardBus [Cyclone] (rev 01)

libretto:~# lspci -n
0000:00:00.0 0600: 1179:0601 (rev 2e)
0000:00:04.0 0300: 10c8:0004 (rev 01)
0000:00:11.0 0780: 1179:0701 (rev 22)
0000:00:13.0 0607: 1179:060f (rev 20)
0000:00:13.1 0607: 1179:060f (rev 20)
0000:05:00.0 0200: 10b7:5157 (rev 01)

Base System Installation Checklist:
[O] = OK, [E] = Error (please elaborate below), [ ] = didn't try it

Initial boot worked:    [O]
Configure network HW:   [E]
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]
Reboot:                 [O]


This ultra-portable has a non-standard floppy, and I have no PCMCIA CD-ROM for it. Linux installation is
therefore more difficult than usual. In the past I have had Suse & Debian Woody on it, but always with a
2.2.x kernel, since I know it supports this hardware. It has long been dual booting Windows 95 & Linux.
At some point I shrunk the original 4Gb Windows partition to 2Gb for Windows 95 + 2Gb for Linux. I
used to use loadlin to boot, but this time I switched to GRUB. I tried a from-scratch install of Sarge,
destroying the previous Woody installation. Unfortunately, the installer  failed to find my PCMCIA network
card - a 3Com Corporation 3cCFE575BT Megahertz 10/100 LAN CardBus. I have another PCMCIA network card
(DynaLink L10C NE2000 Compatible). This was detected and worked. The installation went fine after that.
Experimenting with the problem 3Com card, I found it would not work with the 2.4.27 kernel provided by
the installer. I installed 2.6.8-1-386, and the 3Com card worked fine. I then considered a complete
reinstall, but booting the following 2.6 installer kernel image :-
This was to see if 2.6 installer kernel would detect the 3Com card. However, loadlin.exe was not able to boot
this kernel. I did not investigate further (or try alternative MS-DOS bootloaders like SYSLINUX), since I had
a working system.

In general the install was fine. I thought the partitioning step was a bit more involved than the Woody installer.

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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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