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Bug#600428: trouble going back and forth in installation steps

Package: installation-reports

Boot method: <How did you boot the installer? CD? floppy? network?> CD
Image version: <Full URL to image you downloaded is best> http://cdimage.debian.org/debian-cd/5.0.6/i386/iso-cd/debian-506-i386-CD-1.iso
Date: <Date and time of the install> yesterday

Machine: <Description of machine (eg, IBM Thinkpad R32)> acer aspire 5732ZG
Processor: pentium dual core
Partitions: <df -Tl will do; the raw partition table is preferred>

Output of lspci -knn (or lspci -nn):

Base System Installation Checklist:
[O] = OK, [E] = Error (please elaborate below), [ ] = didn't try it

Initial boot:           [O ]
Detect network card:    [E ]
Configure network:      [E ]
Detect CD:              [O ]
Load installer modules: [O ]
Detect hard drives:     [O ]
Partition hard drives:  [O/E ]
Install base system:    [O ]
Clock/timezone setup:   [O ]
User/password setup:    [O ]
Install tasks:          [O ]
Install boot loader:    [E ]
Overall install:        [ ]


<Description of the install, in prose, and any thoughts, comments
      and ideas you had during the initial install.>  Graphical install.            Apart from not recognizing atheros AR8132 and AR5B93 Ethernet and Wireless card automatically, the real problem was this: I managed to correctly choose my USB Stick for automatic partitioning as I wanted and went ahead sucessfully until installing the bootloader, I wanted it on the USB Stick rather than harddrive,  and to make sure to choose the right device designation for it, I went back to menu and entered Partition hard drives again to look it up, that's when trouble commenced: when I went back to the menu, I couldn't re-enter installing the boot loader and was kicked back to partitioning hard drives, when I finally chose to re-write the partition table in order to be let out of the circle, after doing so, installing the bootloader set in automatically without any prompts (probably because that's where I had interrupted the journey forward in installation, but in fact I hadn't chosen where to put it yet!) and terminated with an error message to the respect that it couldn't be installed, sorry, can't be more precise, but I think there was not much more info.  I abandoned installation.

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