Bug#655333: installation-report: no graphical install, btrfs I/O errors, configuring grub failed
When I tried the graphical install, it just hang.
So I continued with the non-graphical install.
After partitioning (choosing btrfs for all but the swap partition),
when installing the base system the root partition almost immediately
gave I/O errors.
So I went back and chose ext4 for all partitions instead.
The configuring bootloader step (grub2 in my case) failed without
obvious error message, so I went back, opened a console and fixed it
manually. Only choosing continue without boot loader did work from
Afterwards I had problems with the new gnome-shell, only the fallback
works. But that has probably nothing to do with the installer.
-- Package-specific info:
Boot method: CD
http://cdimage.debian.org/mirror/cdimage/unofficial/non-free/cd-including-firmware/daily-builds/sid_d-i/current/amd64/iso-cd/firmware-testing-amd64-netinst.iso downloaded on January
Date: January 6th
Machine: Dell Optiplex 780
Filesystem Type 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on
rootfs rootfs 9611492 2199432 6923820 25% /
udev devtmpfs 1940464 0 1940464 0% /dev
tmpfs tmpfs 389312 324 388988 1% /run
/dev/mapper/filotes-root ext4 9611492 2199432 6923820 25% /
tmpfs tmpfs 5120 0 5120 0% /run/lock
tmpfs tmpfs 9031048 151496 8420800 2% /tmp
tmpfs tmpfs 778624 536 778088 1% /run/shm
/dev/mapper/filotes-home ext4 210616752 221776 199696224 1% /home
/dev/mapper/filotes-tmp ext4 9031048 151496 8420800 2% /tmp
/dev/mapper/filotes-var ext4 2882592 955632 1780528 35% /var
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: [E]
Clock/timezone setup: [O]
User/password setup: [O]
Install tasks: [O]
Install boot loader: [E]
Overall install: [O]
Obviously the OKs after the Errors only happened when I worked around them.
Like I said above, the graphical installer just hang after choosing
it. I had to do a hard reboot to get back to the installer.
I chose to use LVM. The boot partition was always plain ext4. When I
chose btrfs (on LVM) for all other partitions (except swap), the base
install spawned a gazillion I/O errors for the root partition. So I
went back and chose ext4 (on LVM) instead.
When configuring the boot loader (grub2), it showed me a progress bar
and almost immediately a red message telling me it failed. So I went
back, chose to open a console where I did the following:
# chroot /target
inspected the /boot/grub/grub.cfg file
# grub-install /dev/sda
Then I chose to continue without bootloader and it rebooted fine in
the installed system.