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Bug#780118: Unable to install to Plain machine

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On Mon, 9 Mar 2015 13:31:05 +0000 Robert de Bath
<robert@tvisiontech.co.uk> wrote:
> Package: debian-installer
> This changed over the weekend without any change to the
> 'debian-installer' code itself. It was working on Friday.
> I GUESS the problem will be related to packages that are downloaded
> during the early part of the install; probably partman-auto.
> Problem:
> I'm installing using the current AMD64 netboot installer.
> Sha1sum:
> 6c27efd31f462b0954ea7ca5983ca01f633b8afa netboot.tar.gz
> The disk is wiped and has no partitions. During install I selected
> "Guided disk" and "Everything in one partition".
> The installer creates the partitions and formats the ext4 root
> partition. But is unable to mount the partition for installation of
> the base system.
> Rebooting and trying again does not help. There is no option to "just
> use the existing ext4 partition as root"  and redoing the partitions
> leaves me still unable to install.
> If I do an "sfdisk -R /dev/sda" on the "ALT-F2" console it claims
> that the Drive is in use and will not refresh the partition table.
> This looks pretty release critical to me :-(

Apologies for the delay in responding to this but there is a lack of
information in the report to be able to identify the problem.

Have you tried to reproduce this since filing the report?
How was the install run - netinst/CD/DVD, architecture, stable or
testing, version, what kind of machine? ('Plain' doesn't mean a lot.)

Numerous other tests and installs have successfully happened since the
bug report, so there is presumably something about how this test was
done which triggered the problem.


Neil Williams

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