Bug#655333: marked as done (installation-report: no graphical install, btrfs I/O errors, configuring grub failed)
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regarding installation-report: no graphical install, btrfs I/O errors, configuring grub failed
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- Subject: installation-report: no graphical install, btrfs I/O errors, configuring grub failed
- From: "Luk Claes" <Luk.Claes@UGent.be>
- Date: Tue, 10 Jan 2012 14:30:46 +0100
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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.
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Graphical install issues were recently fixed: no mouse/keyboard response
as well as the black screen issue.
BTRFS errors were fixed with the recent inclusion of the
Although this is fixed there are still other problems with BTRFS
installation with d-i (grub-installer). See bugs #666559 and #662086.
Melhores cumprimentos/Best regards,
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