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Bug#306977: marked as done (Assumes wrong disk order for booting)

Your message dated Wed, 12 Jan 2011 00:01:17 +0000
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has caused the Debian Bug report #226758,
regarding Assumes wrong disk order for booting
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Package: installation-reports

Debian-installer-version: sarge rc3, downloaded via BitTorrent
uname -a: Linux hetera 2.4.27-2-386 #1 Thu Jan 20 10:55:08 JST 2005 i686 GNU/Linux
Date: 2005-04-27
Method: booted off full CD #1

Machine: HP ProLiant ML370 G3
Processor: dual Intel Xeon 3.0 GHz
Memory: 5 GB (only 1 GB visible to the d-i kernel)
Disks: six SCSI disks managed by SmartArray controller, divided into
  several RAID0 and RAID5 logical volumes; one IDE disk
Root Device: /dev/cciss/c0d2p1
Root Size/partition table: every disk has only one partition;
  layout may make no sense, this was an experiment:
/dev/cciss/c0d2p1   /          ext3    errors=remount-ro   4 GB
/dev/cciss/c0d0p1   /dos       vfat    ro                  128 MB
/dev/hdb1           /backups   ext3    defaults            80 GB
/dev/cciss/c0d7p1   none       swap    sw                  20 GB

Output of lspci:
0000:00:00.0 Host bridge: ServerWorks CMIC-LE Host Bridge (GC-LE chipset) (rev 33)
0000:00:00.1 Host bridge: ServerWorks CMIC-LE Host Bridge (GC-LE chipset)
0000:00:00.2 Host bridge: ServerWorks CMIC-LE Host Bridge (GC-LE chipset)
0000:00:03.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Rage XL (rev 27)
0000:00:04.0 System peripheral: Compaq Computer Corporation Integrated Lights Out Controller (rev 01)
0000:00:04.2 System peripheral: Compaq Computer Corporation Integrated Lights Out  Processor (rev 01)
0000:00:0f.0 ISA bridge: ServerWorks CSB5 South Bridge (rev 93)
0000:00:0f.1 IDE interface: ServerWorks CSB5 IDE Controller (rev 93)
0000:00:0f.2 USB Controller: ServerWorks OSB4/CSB5 OHCI USB Controller (rev 05)
0000:00:0f.3 Host bridge: ServerWorks CSB5 LPC bridge
0000:00:10.0 Host bridge: ServerWorks CIOB-X2 PCI-X I/O Bridge (rev 05)
0000:00:10.2 Host bridge: ServerWorks CIOB-X2 PCI-X I/O Bridge (rev 05)
0000:00:11.0 Host bridge: ServerWorks CIOB-X2 PCI-X I/O Bridge (rev 05)
0000:00:11.2 Host bridge: ServerWorks CIOB-X2 PCI-X I/O Bridge (rev 05)
0000:01:03.0 SCSI storage controller: Adaptec AHA-3960D / AIC-7899A U160/m (rev 01)
0000:01:03.1 SCSI storage controller: Adaptec AHA-3960D / AIC-7899A U160/m (rev 01)
0000:01:04.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme BCM5703X Gigabit Ethernet (rev 02)
0000:0a:01.0 PCI bridge: IBM PCI-X to PCI-X Bridge (rev 02)
0000:0b:04.0 RAID bus controller: Compaq Computer Corporation Smart Array 64xx (rev 01)

Output of lspci -n:
0000:00:00.0 0600: 1166:0014 (rev 33)
0000:00:00.1 0600: 1166:0014
0000:00:00.2 0600: 1166:0014
0000:00:03.0 0300: 1002:4752 (rev 27)
0000:00:04.0 0880: 0e11:b203 (rev 01)
0000:00:04.2 0880: 0e11:b204 (rev 01)
0000:00:0f.0 0601: 1166:0201 (rev 93)
0000:00:0f.1 0101: 1166:0212 (rev 93)
0000:00:0f.2 0c03: 1166:0220 (rev 05)
0000:00:0f.3 0600: 1166:0225
0000:00:10.0 0600: 1166:0101 (rev 05)
0000:00:10.2 0600: 1166:0101 (rev 05)
0000:00:11.0 0600: 1166:0101 (rev 05)
0000:00:11.2 0600: 1166:0101 (rev 05)
0000:01:03.0 0100: 9005:00c0 (rev 01)
0000:01:03.1 0100: 9005:00c0 (rev 01)
0000:01:04.0 0200: 14e4:16a7 (rev 02)
0000:0a:01.0 0604: 1014:01a7 (rev 02)
0000:0b:04.0 0104: 0e11:0046 (rev 01)

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

Initial boot worked:    [E]
Configure network HW:   [O]
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:                 [E]


Initial boot: not really an error, rather an annoyance. I wanted to install
sarge via the remote console (iLO). By default iLO handles only text mode,
so I was prepared to type "debian_installer/framebuffer=false" at the boot
prompt. I have placed the CD into the drive, went to my workstation, and
rebooted the server. Everything was going OK until ISOLINUX loaded and
displayed initial banner (isolinux.txt + splash.rle), at which moment the
remote console client stopped transmiting screen contents. Fortunately,
I was able to "blindly" press F2 and get to the installation help, which
is pure text. Remote console started working again.
So, how about replacing the picture of Debian swirl by an ASCII art logo?
If d-i provides the option of working in pure text mode, then switching
to graphic mode before user has chance to say "I cannot handle graphic
mode" is rather surprising.

GRUB: incorrect disk order. Assumed that (hd0) == /dev/hdb, (hd1) ==
/dev/cciss/c0d0, (hd2) == /dev/cciss/c0d1, etc. Incorrect menu.lst was
generated, and grub installed itself on the wrong disk.
ProLiant servers always boot off SCSI disks, so hdb should be last. I had
another copy of grub installed earlier on /dev/cciss/c0d0, and I was able
to use that to complete the installation.
Please note that configuration with an extra IDE disk is not supported
by HP (only CD-ROM is supposed to be attached to IDE interface).

After reboot: serverworks.o IDE module not loaded. /etc/modules contained
only "ide-cd ide-detect ide-disk psmouse", and system was using some
generic driver to talk to hda and hdb -- no DMA transfers, slooow.
I have added "serverworks" at the front of /etc/modules, and now I can use
"hdparm -X69 -d /dev/hdb" to get some decent performance.

There is no psmouse.o kernel module; its presence in /etc/modules causes
harmless error messages during boot.

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Thanks for your report.
Closing as it's an installation report from debian installer version
which isn't supported anymore.
Feel free to test and report any issues against the current debian
installer release (Squeeze RC1) which supports more hardware and also
it's improved.


Melhores cumprimentos/Best regards,

Miguel Figueiredo

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