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Bug#212457: marked as done (partconf doesn't find pre-partitioned filesystems)

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has caused the Debian Bug report #212457,
regarding partconf doesn't find pre-partitioned filesystems
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Package: installation-reports
Version: unavailable; reported 2003-08-05
Severity: normal

Debian-installer-version: Downloaded
around 2 PM eastern (18:00 UTC) Tue 5 Aug 2003

uname -a:
Linux (none) 2.4.21-3-386 #3 Sun Jul 20 14:04:50 EST 2003 i686 GNU/Linux

Date: Tue 5 Aug 2003, 2:00 PM EDT (18:00 UTC) to 9:00 PM EDT (1:00 UTC)

Method: Burned full CD, booted directly from that.  Attempted both
networked and non-networked install, from debian.lcs.mit.edu and
ftp.debian.org (see below).  Direct, sane network connection.

Machine: IBM Thinkpad T40
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) M processor 1600 MHz
Memory: 512 MB
Root Device: IDE, /dev/hda4
Root Size/partition table:
  /dev/hda1        1   2774  Win95 FAT32 (LBA) ;; Windows XP; 20 GB
  /dev/hda2     2775   9933  <extended>
    /dev/hda5   2775   5548  Linux ext3        ;; /; 20 GB
    /dev/hda6   5549   6935  Linux ext3        ;; /home; 10 GB
    /dev/hda7   6936   7074  Linux swap        ;; 1 GB
    /dev/hda8   7075   9933  Win95 FAT32 (LBA) ;; FAT32 scratch; 20 GB
  /dev/hda4     9934  10337  "Magic IBM boot partition"

Output of lspci:
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corp.: Unknown device 3340 (rev 03)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corp.: Unknown device 3341 (rev 03)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801DB USB (Hub #1) (rev 01)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801DB USB (Hub #2) (rev 01)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801DB USB (Hub #3) (rev 01)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801DB USB EHCI Controller (rev 01)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corp. 82801BAM/CAM PCI Bridge (rev 81)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corp.: Unknown device 24cc (rev 01)
00:1f.a IDE interface: Intel Corp.: Unknown device 24ca (rev 01)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corp. 82801DB SMBus (rev 01)
00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corp. 82801DB AC'97 Audio (rev 01)
00:1f.6 Modem: Intel Corp. 82801DB AC'97 Modem (rev 01)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon R250 Lf
[Radeon Mobility 9000 M9] (rev 02)
02:00.0 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCI1250 PC card Cardbus
Controller (rev 01)
02:00.1 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCI1250 PC card Cardbus
Controller (rev 01)
02:01.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corp.: Unknown device 101e (rev 03)
02:02.0 Ethernet controller: Unknown device 168c:0012 (rev 01)

Base System Installation Checklist:

Initial boot worked:    [O]
Configure network HW:   [O]
Config network:         [O]
Detect CD:              [O]
Load installer modules: [O]
Detect hard drives:     [O]
Partition hard drives:  [ ] (Did this outside of d-i)
Create file systems:    [ ] (Did this outside of d-i)
Mount partitions:       [E]
Install base system:    [E]
Install boot loader:    [ ]
Reboot:                 [E]
[O] = OK, [E] = Error (please elaborate below), [ ] = didn't try it


This is exactly the laptop described at
http://www.w-m-p.com/linux-on-t40.html.  Install on a brand new machine;
the FAT32 XP partition will be converted to NTFS on its first boot.  I
did some pre-d-i maintenance using SystemRescueCd
(http://systemrescuecd.sourceforge.net/).  In particular, I
repartitioned and created filesystems using the tools on this CD, rather
than using d-i.

Initial attempt was a network install, which threw me into the text-mode
interface.  Notes:

-- Laptop needs e1000 driver, isn't on the menu.  If I select "other",
   the prompt says "Please enter the full path to the module for your
   ethernet card", but just "e1000" is sufficient.

-- I know which mirror I want (debian.lcs.mit.edu); "enter a custom
   mirror" should be an earlier option, rather than forcing me to page
   through the list of mirrors.

-- Maybe add an option for "do you want extra d-i modules"?  It should
   be clearer when you need any of these.

-- devfs partition names in fdisk might be unfamiliar to users, and
   they're long.  I don't know if there's a good way around this beyond
   not using devfs.

-- "Configure and Mount Partitions" option can't find my partitioned
   filesystems, even though I can successfully mount them from the
   Alt-F2 shell prompt.  No interesting log output, just "Menu item
   'partconf' selected", "Configuring 'partconf' failed with error code
   256".  I wasn't able to debug this further, mostly because I couldn't
   find what cause partconf to run.  (A little familiarity with how
   d-i runs might have helped; it doesn't help that all of the maintainer
   scripts and so on are binaries, but this is an installer, not a live
   system.)  I proceeded by using the "mount/unmount a partition (OLD)"

-- "Install the base system" fails, for both sarge and sid on
   debian.lcs.mit.edu, and for sid on ftp.debian.org, apparently because
   files are missing from the pool.  I assume this is an artifact of
   debian.lcs.mit.edu having odd policies and unstable being unstable
   (so yesterday's downloaded files list doesn't help today).  Downloading
   sarge files from ftp.debian.org loses because testing is inconsistent
   (apt depends on libgcc1 and libstdc++5 newer than what's in testing).
   I can 'chroot /target' and run 'apt-get --help', so I can't be too
   hosed; blindly plowing on.  :-)  But beyond this point, nothing
   works, because 'dpkg --configure --pending' always blows out.

Starting over with not-net-install:

-- "Error running kbd-chooser: An error or warning message was logged
   while running kbd-chooser: Segmentation fault kbd-chooser's
   postinst exited with status 35584"

-- The network driver autodetect does work this time.

-- Actual installation fails the same way.

-- Failure to 'modprobe floppy' is a dialog-warning error, but my laptop
   legitimately doesn't have a floppy drive.

-- "Execute a shell" option from the menu hangs.

-- "Install a kernel" tries to install the base system, too, which might
   be undesirable.

-- For that matter, there's no kernel-image-*.deb on the CD at all.

Resolution: at this point I gave up, mounted /target/proc, ran 'chroot
/target', edited /etc/apt/sources.list, and installed the world using
APT, with some minor frobbing using the SystemRescueCd to get GRUB
installed.  This means that I've never seen the Debian "installer
postinst" on this machine.  But it does seem to *work*, modulo being
fairly new hardware and a new installation with no software.

(The rest of this isn't meaningful, since I'm running reportbug from
my desktop machine:)

-- System Information:
Debian Release: testing/unstable
Architecture: i386
Kernel: Linux watertown 2.4.20-watertown #1 Mon Apr 21 09:28:00 EDT 2003 i686

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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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