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Bug#249727: marked as done (Package: installation-reports)

Your message dated Wed, 08 Sep 2010 03:58:38 +0000
with message-id <E1OtBny-00060S-17@ravel.debian.org>
and subject line Closing old installation report #249727
has caused the Debian Bug report #249727,
regarding Package: installation-reports
to be marked as done.

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Package: installation-reports

http://cdimage.debian.org/pub/cdimage-testing/sarge_d-i/i386/beta4/sarge-i386-businesscard.iso ,
date is May 18, 2004
uname -a: don't know
Date: May 18, 2004, 4:00 p.m.
Method: Boot from CD, Businesscard.iso
Machine: PC Clone with AT Motherboard
Processor: Cyrix 6x86 P166+GP 133 mHz.
Memory: 32 MB SDRAM
Root Device: IDE 420 MB Conner Hard Disk
Root Size/partition table: Originally had a bootable MSDOS partition
Output of lspci:

Base System Installation Checklist:

Initial boot worked:    [O]
Configure network HW:   [E]
Config network:         [O]
Detect CD:              [O]
Load installer modules: [O]
Detect hard drives:     [O]
Partition hard drives:  [E]
Create file systems:    [O]
Mount partitions:       [O]
Install base system:    [E]
Install boot loader:    [ ]
Reboot:                 [ ]
[O] = OK, [E] = Error (please elaborate below), [ ] = didn't try it


Note:  I have almost no Linux experience.  I do have MSDOS and Windows

During "Detecting network hardware"
  With card containing a RealTek 8139A, message displayed is
    Error while running 'modprobe -v 8139too'
  I was unable to install 8139 drivers manually

  With card containing Genica GN-788, message displayed is
     Error while running 'modprobe -v tulip'
  I did successfully install tulip drivers, and the network card appeared to
be working in later stages.  My Genica card comes with Linux drivers.  Is
there a way to install Debian Linux with these drivers?

  When installing base system, gauge message reads "Validating apt".  Error
message is "Debootstrap Error, Couldn't download apt"

Additional comments:
  I wish I could install Linux in smaller stages, so that when installation
of one stage is complete, I can breathe easy and go on to the next step.  It
takes forever to get to the "Installing Base System"  and when the
installation fails at "Validating apt" with the gauge at 8%, I hate to have
to start all over again at the beginning.
  I also had trouble with the disk partitioning.  I'm not sure how to
describe it, but sometimes the computer froze and I also had to start over.

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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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