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Bug#242561: marked as done ([i386] [20040406] [businesscard] Nearly Newbie installs debian quite sucessfull, some observations)

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has caused the Debian Bug report #242561,
regarding [i386] [20040406] [businesscard] Nearly Newbie installs debian quite sucessfull, some observations
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Package: installation-reports


Debian-installer-version: http://gluck.debian.org/cdimage/testing/daily/i386/20040406/sarge-i386-businesscard.iso
uname -a: Linux kerkyon 2.4.25-1-686 #1 Tue Feb 24 10:55:59 EST 2004 i686 GNU/Linux
Date: Wed Apr  7 13:09:53 CEST 2004
How did you install?
 Network install, static IP, german locales

What did you boot off?

If network install, from where?


Machine: A nearly selfbuild machines from rests laying around
Processor: Pentium II (Deschutes) 450 MHz
Memory: 256 M
Root Device: 
IBM DDRS-34560W scsi drive, connected to an aic7880: Ultra Wide Channel A
Root Size/partition table:
/dev/sda1   *           1         486     3903763+  83  Linux
/dev/sda2             487         555      554242+  82  Linux swap
/dev/sdb1               1          91      730926   82  Linux swap
/dev/sdb2              92         555     3727080   83  Linux

sda1: /
sdb2: /home

Output of lspci and lspci -n:
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corp. 440BX/ZX/DX - 82443BX/ZX/DX Host bridge (rev 02)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corp. 440BX/ZX/DX - 82443BX/ZX/DX AGP bridge (rev 02)
00:07.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corp. 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 ISA (rev 02)
00:07.1 IDE interface: Intel Corp. 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 IDE (rev 01)
00:07.2 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 USB (rev 01)
00:07.3 Bridge: Intel Corp. 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 ACPI (rev 02)
00:08.0 Multimedia video controller: 3Dfx Interactive, Inc. Voodoo 2 (rev 02)
00:09.0 Ethernet controller: 3Com Corporation 3c900B-Combo [Etherlink XL Combo] (rev 04)
00:0a.0 Multimedia audio controller: Ensoniq ES1370 [AudioPCI] (rev 01)
00:0c.0 SCSI storage controller: Adaptec AIC-7880U (rev 01)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Matrox Graphics, Inc. MGA G200 AGP (rev 01)

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]


The installation was done by an not so well know test person, this is a list of
my observations:

- While entering IP-Numbers, it would be useful to have the keypad comma use as
  a colon, not comma (even if you select german keyboard layout)

- This computer has two disc drives, the automatic partitioner only used one;
  having 1GB for /root and 2 for /home was in this case a bad choice.

- while doing a manual partitioning we couldn't determine, what the symbols
  between the size of the partition and the filesystem mean ("what does that
  strawbery with legs mean?")

- The testperson was a little bit confused, when he saw something like
  "choosing kernel image to install" for a few seconds, and then without any
  choice (just after one second) the installer continued with the installation
  of a kernel

- while beeing at that point: The test person was confused about the
  "abbrechen" (cancel) button, he was looking for a "zurueck" (back) button 

- while creating a new user, the thought, that his entry would replace the
  realname "Debian User" and login "debian", he disliked to backspace

- using tasksel, he got a little bit confused about the navigation with the
  arrow keys, but he finaly got it (allthough he thought he would need to
  install the x-task to get the desktop task with kde running)

- I wonder why the "would you like to participate" question of popularity
  contest is on a seperate page. The testperson didn't read the long
  explanation to the end, pressed okay, and then had that yes/no question,
  without really knowing what to answer. There wasn't even a back button, so he
  could get back, reread the text, and then answer correctly

- it would be useful, to display, what hardware has been detected

- finally I wonder, why the line for /dev/fd0 was commented out in the created

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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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