Bug#990112: installation-report: 10.10.0-amd64-DVD-1 booted in Xen PV mode
(report done from another macn
-- Package-specific info:
Boot method: DVD (Xen PV mode)
Image version: https://cdimage.debian.org/debian-cd/current/amd64/bt-dvd/debian-10.10.0-amd64-DVD-1.iso.torrent 2021-06-19 19:20
Date: 2021-06-20 evening
Machine: Xen PV DomU
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: [E]
Load installer modules: [E]
Clock/timezone setup: [O]
User/password setup: [O]
Detect hard drives: [O]
Partition hard drives: [O]
Install base system: [O]
Install tasks: [E]
Install boot loader: [E]
Overall install: [E]
Problem 1: The CD is not recognised as a valid source of package, and
thus grub installation fails; my assumption is that it requires
grub-common from the CD but doesn't have it.
So I loaded the extra installer module pppoe in order to get an
Internet connection and use a network mirror to get packages. That
failed to work, because the pppoe kernel module failed to load, which
Problem 2: the ppoe installer module needs "depmod" but doesn't run it
"depmod" run from the shell fixed that.
Then I selected a network mirror, namely http / Luxembourg / deb.debian.org
Problem 3: the selected network mirror is not used.
I ended up going to the shell again, chrooting into /target, editing
/etc/sources.lst with nano to put the requested deb.debian.org mirror
source, and after "apt-get update && apt-get install grub-xen" the
installer finished correctly. Note also that the "security updates"
and "updates" lines in source.list were commented out "because they
failed to validate".
"Install tasks" worked OK, but the only task available was "basic
system utilities" or something like that, again that's because nothing
in sources.list, not the CD and not the network mirror.