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Bug#690688: installation-reports

Package: installation-reports

Boot method:	CD
Image version:	Debian 6.0.5 bought from Debian distributor
Date:		2012-10-16, 10:00
Machine:	PANASONIC CF-72
		P III, 800 MHz
		384 MB RAM, 40 GB IDE HD
Partitions:	39 GB main, 770 MB swap

Output of lspci -nn:
        00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation 440BX/ZX/DX -
        82443BX/ZX/DX Host bridge [8086:7190] (rev 03)
        00:01.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 440BX/ZX/DX -
        82443BX/ZX/DX AGP bridge [8086:7191] (rev 03)
        00:07.0 ISA bridge [0601]: Intel Corporation 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4
        ISA [8086:7110] (rev 02)
        00:07.1 IDE interface [0101]: Intel Corporation 82371AB/EB/MB
        PIIX4 IDE [8086:7111] (rev 01)
        00:07.2 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82371AB/EB/MB
        PIIX4 USB [8086:7112] (rev 01)
        00:07.3 Bridge [0680]: Intel Corporation 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4
        ACPI [8086:7113] (rev 03)
        00:09.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Intel Corporation
        82557/8/9/0/1 Ethernet Pro 100 [8086:1229] (rev 08)
        00:09.1 Serial controller [0700]: Agere Systems LT WinModem
        00:0b.0 CardBus bridge [0607]: Ricoh Co Ltd RL5c478 [1180:0478]
        (rev 80)
        00:0b.1 CardBus bridge [0607]: Ricoh Co Ltd RL5c478 [1180:0478]
        (rev 80)
        00:0d.0 Multimedia audio controller [0401]: ESS Technology
        ES1988 Allegro-1 [125d:1988] (rev 12)
        01:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: ATI Technologies Inc
        Rage Mobility P/M AGP 2x [1002:4c4d] (rev 64)
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:		[O]
Clock/timezone setup:		[O]
User/password setup:		[O]
Install tasks:			[O]
Install boot loader:		[O]
Overall install:		[O]


The installation procedure was not as flawless als it appears in the
above list.

The first installation attempt was based on the CD-add-on of Heike
Jurzig Debian Handbook for SQUEEZE. It failed to boot after one line
of text output. The CD proved to be defective, since the error popped up
on several computers PANASONIC CF-72.

The second installation attempt made use of a DEBIAN SQUEEZE live CD for
boot; it ended up with a working desktop, however without unser control
of the network (DHCP, router). The internet mirror system worked
flawlessly during system program boot!

The third installation attempt made use of the first CD of a set of 8
plus above live CD. It delivered a working system with internet control,
without any glitch during system boot. Graphic boot procedure was
selected for commonality with Heike Jurtzigs Handbook.

A very first and preliminary boot attempt was made with the same CD;
there I learnt, that a piece of firmware e100/d100m_ucode.bin was
missing. I had to investigate where to find it, and how to prepare it
for the USB-stick for acceptance by the boot process of the network
driver. I browsed in the DEBIAN reports to get appropriate hints. It
would have been a snap to note: "firmware/e100/d100m_ucode.bin" has
to be on your USB-stick during the network driver boot process.

The defective CD add-on and the failure on the live CD, and the learning
procedure on missing driver code cost me about one week to install a
rather nice DEBIAN SQUEEZE, still without WLAN and audio or video
presentation. As compared to the UBUNTU 10.4.4 stuff, this is almost
unacceptable... 2 hours, and it works!

I decided for DEBIAN SQUEEZE because of the recent UBUNTU 12.4 LTS
requirements beyond my rather old notebook CPU and small RAM. I hope,
that I will not live the same lecture with the SQUEEZE successor package
next year!  

Kind regards, and compliments for a wonderful piece of free SW! Thank

Gerrit Plümecke

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