Package: installation-reports Boot method: <How did you boot the installer? CD? floppy? network?>DVD image in second ext2 partition on USB stick (sdb2). installer on first FAT partition (sdb1).
Image version: <Full URL to image you downloaded is best> debian-squeeze-di-beta1-i386-DVD-1.isovmlinuz and initrd.gz at 1051 2010-10-25 from http://ftp.nl.debian.org/debian/dists/testing/main/installer-i386/current/images/hd-media/
(non graphical version) Date: <Date and time of the install> 1800-2000 NZ summer Time 2010-11-01 Machine: <Description of machine (eg, IBM Thinkpad R32)> HP Compaq d530 small form factor Partitions: <df -Tl will do; the raw partition table is preferred> sda1 Windows XP ; sda5 ext3 target ; sda6 swap ; sda7 ext3 not used . Grub2 already on MBR. sda5 and 6 re-formatted for this install. df.txt attached (but unfortunately without requested options). Base System Installation Checklist: [O] = OK, [E] = Error (please elaborate below), [ ] = didn't try it Initial boot: [ o] Detect network card: [ o] Configure network: [ o] Detect CD: [ o] Load installer modules: [ o] Detect hard drives: [ o] Partition hard drives: [ o] Install base system: [ o] Clock/timezone setup: [ o] User/password setup: [ o] Install tasks: [ E] Install boot loader: [ E] Overall install: [ o] Comments/Problems:1. Mirror failure. Note ... /debian//dists/squeeze ... Also failed on Australian mirror - see log. Nov 1 07:27:58 choose-mirror: DEBUG: command: wget -q http://ftp.nz.debian.org/debian//dists/squeeze/Release -O - | grep -E '^(Suite|Codename):' Nov 1 07:27:58 choose-mirror: WARNING **: mirror does not support the specified release (squeeze)
I have had same problem with other Squeeze installs done in the last few days, yet I can access relevant part of NZ mirror OK via Firefox. Moreover I can jigdo from NZ mirror successfully to make .iso file .
2. Grub installer identifies Windows XP on sda1 but does not create entry for it. It worked OK the first time I did a Squeese install after installing Windows. At that time there would have been a 'genuine' Microsoft MBR. It seems to me Grub2 will not create further entries if it detects an old Grub2 in the MBR. (bugs 599156 and 600484 seem to refer).
<Description of the install, in prose, and any thoughts, comments and ideas you had during the initial install.>Install went smoothly except for above bugs. A similar install a few days ago from latest weekly build physical DVD (about 2010-10-25) also showed the same bugs. Installed using priority=low but accepted pre-seeded options in all appropriate places.
There were 'blue screen' pauses at: before 'configure the network' (about 8 seconds) during 'detect discs' (about 3 seconds)The former one could be a bit confusing to someone not expecting unexplained pauses.
There seem to be two sources of miscellaneous installation items (various vmlinuz and initrd.gz files) at:
http://ftp.nl.debian.org/debian/dists/testing/main/installer-i386/current/images/hd-media/ http://people.debian.org/~joeyh/d-i/images/daily/hd-media/You get one or the other depending on what ever 'paths' you take - should this be unified?
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