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Bug#279320: marked as done (Package: installation-reports)

Your message dated Wed, 08 Sep 2010 03:57:45 +0000
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and subject line Closing old installation report #279320
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Debian-installer-version: 23-Oct-2004 Debian GNU/Linux testing "Sarge" - Official Snapshot i386 Binary-1 CD (downloaded using jigdo via ftp.coe.psu.ac.th)
uname -a: never got to a shell prompt outside of the testing CD itself
Date: 2-Nov-2004 09:00 GMT
Method: Booted off of CD listed above

Machine: Dell Inspiron 3700 laptop
Processor: Pent III 450Mhz
Memory: 192 Mb
Root Device: never got this far
Root Size/partition table: never got this far
Output of lspci and lspci -n: never got this far

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



Trying to install sarge using sarge installer on official testing CD #1. When it comes time to "Load installer components from CD" get this error:
Failed to copy file from CDROM.
No valid Debian CD-ROM

Using left_alt-f4, I see the following:
anna [3143]: grep:
No such file or directory

I went to the shell using left_alt-f2 and could see there was a /cdrom/dists directory which contained a "sarge" subdirectory, and some files (not subdirectories) like "testing", "stable", and "frozen". I tried unmounting and remounting the cdrom as suggested in a workaround in posting called "Bug#250323: more information", but this did not help.

I went through the file cdrom-retriever and saw maybe the $suite variable might be null, which would give the // seen in the error message, but I'm totally new to all of this so I don't know if that's a real clue.

I also did an md5sum check on my CD and all of them were OK, except some files listed in md5sum.txt were missing altogether on the CD, for example "/dists/testing/main/debian-installer/binary-i386/Packages" and ".../Packages.gz". However, as copies of these are kept in the /dists/sarge tree, I assumed this was not the issue.

Did I miss a parameter or something where you set the directory it needs to be dists/sarge?

-Tony Stallone

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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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