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Bug#690166: (no subject)

Package: installation-reports

Boot method: netinst
Image version: debian-6.0.6-i386-netinst.iso
Date: Wed Oct 10, 20

Machine: recycled Dell PC
Memory: 512 MB

Output of lspci -knn (or lspci -nn):

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

Initial boot:           [E]
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:    [O]
Clock/timezone setup:   [O]
User/password setup:    [O]
Install tasks:          [O]
Install boot loader:    [O]
Overall install:        [O]


Initial boot troubles:

A nice painting appears, but, after choosing from the menu, nothing happens
and the machine seems freezed (some strange coloured points do appear in the
top line of the screen though).
Defaults to a graphic mode seemingly not supported by the graphic adapter?
Unclear how to pass parameters to kernel, but, in the end, I managed to pass
fb=false so got a ncurses install menu.

I'd suggest to adopt a ncurses UI as default, and give the graphics as
an option (with fallback in case of failure, maybe with a timer).

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