Bug#276954: marked as done (Installation report for Toshiba Libretto 110CT)
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[30 Sep 2004] Debian-Installer pre-rc2, a technology preview release
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
Root Device: 4 Gb IDE hard drive
Root Size/partition table:
libretto:~# cfdisk -P s
Partition Table for /dev/hda
# 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:
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]
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
Many thanks for your understanding and your help improving Debian,
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