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Re: Installation problems


On 19/08/12 03:10, Dave Bechtel wrote:
> --I'm pretty concerned here, guys...  The July 12 netinstall is still utterly broken (will not install Grub [...]

The July 12th d-i snapshot was taken for the Debian Wheezy beta1.  It
was released for all architectures at the same time (Linux, kFreeBSD).
Unfortunately the fix for our grub-installer issue wasn't accepted in time.

> [...] the installer that the world in general sees [...]
> http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/dists/testing/main/installer-kfreebsd-amd64/current/images/netboot-9/

That's not really where installer images are distributed from.  Instead:


On that page, if you scroll past the beta1 section, you'll find links to
weekly snapshots which carry the fixed version of grub-installer.

If you want to use 'netboot'. you'll also find a mini.iso here built daily:


Although I think it might be better to use the slightly larger 'netinst'
image, and fetch it via jigdo (so your caching proxy can cache the
individual deb/udeb files it builds the ISO from) :


> ... even if you manage to work around that - it won't start X after boot!  

Yes it sounds like you are now seeing another known issue:


This is a wild guess, but you may be able to fix it by creating an
/etc/X11/xorg.conf file just containing something like:

    Section "InputClass"
        Identifier     "mouse catchall"
        MatchIsPointer "on"

Steven Chamberlain

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