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Bug#607400: installation-reports: Debootstrap Error: Failed to determine the codename for the release

Package: installation-reports
Severity: normal
Tags: d-i

At first I tried the syslinux way, but I was not able to boot from the Flash.
So I formated the Flash to ext3 and used Grub2, then I copied the hd-media
files and first installation CD ISO.
Boot was succesfull, first part of installation was without problems, I used
installation without network configuration. Last succesfull step was
partitioning and formating (all in one ext4 partition + swap). The
step "Install Base System" failed with the message:
Debootstrap Error: Failed to determine the codename for the release

I did the debootstrap manually (manual mounting of the iso etc.)
but then the installer was lost (step was not finished so following steps
writes error messages, I ignored them and it seems that some steps was
finished, but the system was not bootable) and I was not able to finish

-- Package-specific info:

Boot method: USB
Image version: http://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/weekly-builds/amd64/iso-cd/debian-testing-amd64-CD-1.iso and http://ftp.cz.debian.org/debian/dists/squeeze/main/installer-amd64/current/images/hd-media/
Date: 16.12.2010 evening

Machine: Custom PC, Gigabyte motherboard, Intel i7 950, SATA HD

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

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


<Description of the install, in prose, and any thoughts, comments
      and ideas you had during the initial install.>


Please make sure that the hardware-summary log file, and any other
installation logs that you think would be useful are attached to this
report. Please compress large files using gzip.

Once you have filled out this report, mail it to submit@bugs.debian.org.

Installer lsb-release:
DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Debian GNU/Linux installer"

Installer hardware-summary:
Report is created on other machine so automatically generated info has not
any sense here.

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