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Bug#617446: Installing debian

Package: installation-reports

Boot method: Jigdo DVD package 1, used UNETbootin to create a USB drive (with the DVD iso)
Image version: debian-6.0.0-amd64-DVD-1.template
Date: March 8, 2011 5:30

Machine: PC self built
Processor: AMD Phenom II x 4
Memory:8 gb
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: [O]
Configure network: [O]
Detect CD: [O]
Load installer modules: [O]
Detect hard drives: [O]
Partition hard drives: [E]
Install base system: [E]
Clock/timezone setup: [O]
User/password setup: [O]
Install tasks: [O]
Install boot loader: [ ]
Overall install: [ ]

Note that I managed to get past the errors and overall, the setup went smoothly. Chalk some of the errors up to my lack of familiarity with Linux/RAID.

Partition hard drives - None of the literature I read about RAID really prepared me for setting it up. I set up a RAID 10 configuration by first setting up the
root and swap partitions. The remainder of that drive would have been /home but I reset it to be a RAID volume. This left me a small section in one of the
mirror drives, which I formatted as /temp. The next two drives were wholly dedicated to RAID. Hopefully the setup will work fine for me, but
documentation seems to be lacking for the RAID setup (I thought the RAID setup came first, then the partitioning - little did I know). Linux software RAID was used.

 After completing the disk partitioning, the setup skipped the base install and went to the next step (failing it, of course). Fortunately, the checklist at the front
of the GUI setup made it obvious and I simply began the base install from there.

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