Your message dated Wed, 08 Sep 2010 03:58:40 +0000 with message-id <E1OtBo0-00065Cfirstname.lastname@example.org> and subject line Closing old installation report #254919 has caused the Debian Bug report #254919, regarding various comments on 20040615/20040616 in bochs and vmware to be marked as done. This means that you claim that the problem has been dealt with. If this is not the case it is now your responsibility to reopen the Bug report if necessary, and/or fix the problem forthwith. (NB: If you are a system administrator and have no idea what this message is talking about, this may indicate a serious mail system misconfiguration somewhere. Please contact email@example.com immediately.) -- 254919: http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=254919 Debian Bug Tracking System Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with problems
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- From: martin f krafft <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Thu, 17 Jun 2004 20:33:04 +0200
- Message-id: <20040617183304.GA12820@cirrus.madduck.net>Package: installation-reports Severity: wishlist INSTALL REPORT Debian-installer-version: sid image, 20040616 uname -a: <install within bochs> Date: all day, 17 June 2004 Method: Boot off the CD image. Machine: bochs 2.11-5 Processor: bochs Memory: 128Mb Root Device: hda image Root Size/partition table: 500Mb Output of lspci and lspci -n: not yet installed. also, probably irrelevant. 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: [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: [E] Reboot: [ ] Comments/Problems: A couple of questions and suggestions, all in expert mode: 1. When the installer tried to detect network hardware, it asks for modules to load. The list displays the modules as "matching your hardware". The list includes all kindes of ancient and current IDE chipsets but nothing related to networking (because d-i fails to detect bochs' ne2000 (ne.o) card. In VMWare, pcnet.o is correctly found.). This can be potentially confusing to the user. http://people.debian.org/~madduck/d-i/screenshots/21-net-select.png Also, none of the chipsets are present on the machine, and yet the installer reports them all as "matching my hardware". I understand that chipsets aren't easy to detect, but maybe it shouldn't say that it presents matching ones. More like: the following cannot be automatically detected. Please choose from the list any drivers that correspond to your hardware. Also, it then complains that some modules (ide-scsi, ide-mod, ide-scsi-mod, ide-generic, ide-floppy) are unavailable. Well, they weren't previously, and I am installing networking hardware, not IDE stuff. The same applies to the detection of general hardware. Only IDE chipsets are shown. Nothing else. NOTE: this seems to have been fixed in the netboot image from joeyh's p.d.o page, downloaded on 20040617, but it still suggests floppy.o when scanning for network interfaces. 2. I selected the ppp component, but I can't find any notion of PPP setup anywhere. Also, PPPoE is not available. 3. If XFS is used as the root (or /boot) filesystem, a warning is displayed wrt Grub. I am using both together for a while now and never had any problems. Maybe you want to tone down the warning a little... Or just remove it alltogether. YMMV. 4. When grub installs, it displays a notice that it may take a long time in text mode. I think this should also be displayed by d-i so as to not confuse users. 5. Grub actually doesn't install. It hangs at 50% of 'grub-install (hd0)'. The console says it's probing BIOS drives. And it has been for 20 minutes... NOTE: This seems to be related to XFS and is a known bug in Grub. Killing grub-install from the console and restarting it from the menu does the trick. Maybe a sync before grub-install would solve the problem? 6. Running base-config from within the installer and configuring the timezone yields an error: /usr/sbin/tzsetup requires an argument -- c 7. When run after reboot, I would have expected the timezone to be pre-selected given my regional selection. But it wasn't... 8. I am no LVM expert at all, but I installed twice in a row, zeroing the partition table, and yet, the VGs and LVs were still known -- i could not define new VGs and LVs with the same names. 9. running base-config from the installer is somewhat weird. If scrolling back up, the selection bar becomes transparent, ctrl-l will redraw it. Also, I need to finish the install twice before it messes up the screen, writes rebooting in a chaotic way, and then reboots. All that said, you guys have done a great job. -- Please do not CC me when replying to lists; I read them! .''`. martin f. krafft <email@example.com> : :' : proud Debian developer, admin, and user `. `'` `- Debian - when you have better things to do than fixing a system Invalid/expired PGP subkeys? Use subkeys.pgp.net as keyserver!
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- Subject: Closing old installation report #254919
- From: Christian Perrier <email@example.com>
- Date: Wed, 08 Sep 2010 03:58:40 +0000
- Message-id: <E1OtBo0-00065Cfirstname.lastname@example.org>We are closing this installation report for one of the following reasons: - it was reported with a pre-lenny version of Debian Installer. - 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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