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Bug#851628: Bugs on First CD/DVD for Jessie 8.5, 8.6, 8.7

Hi Charles,

Thanks for taking the time to report your problems - it's appreciated!
If you can answer some of my questions below, that would be very
helpful too.

On Tue, Jan 17, 2017 at 01:49:48PM +1300, schatzclan wrote:
>Package: cdimage.debian.org
>I have two PC boxes:
>1997-vintage - i586-200Mhz/128M/6.3G. I have given up installing Debian due
>to performance issues and a problem with “i386 8.x.0 LXDE CD#1”, as the
>hybrid iso images on versions 8.5.0, 8.6.0 and 8.7.0 seem to be damaged. The
>MD5 checksums all showed a valid download using two different download
>methods: direct d/l and bitorrent - identical results in unexpectedly larger
>actual file size (642M) vs reported size (613M) for the “i386 8.x.0 LXDE
>CD#1” iso.

Is this just a case of different tools displaying in different units,
as Thomas suggested?

What "damage" are you describing on the images? Just the failure to
mount on a Mac machine? How exactly does this damage show up please?

>The “i386 8.5.0 XFCE CD#1” ISO image mounted cleanly on the mac
>laptop and cleanly installed but took 3 1/2 hours to install on the
>system and still had serious performance issues. I gave up and put a
>slightly older version of Vector Linux on this machine which more or
>less works.
>i686-2.8GHz/1.2G/40G (Hewlett-Packard d330 uTower). I tried to load it with
>"i386 8.6.0 DVD 1" ISO image - iso was damaged although checked OK via MD5,
>nor would it mount on a Mac Laptop (used to download and check all ISO
>images). The “bad” ISO image was placed on a bootable 32G USB which booted to
>the graphical installation screen - installation was completely performed,
>but post installation reboot failed to launch the GUI. Post-install, there
>appear be missing XF86 utils and config files due to the bad image, unless
>this revision has removed them as part of the release. To get something fully
>working on this box I installed Slackware 14.1.

I've used the same image in test installations, and they seemed to
work OK. What selections did you make in terms of things like the
choice of desktop?

>I have downloaded and validated “i386 8.7.0 LXDE CD #1” and it has the same
>mounting problems on the Mac laptop as the previous two revisions (8.5.0,
>8.6.0), thus I’m reticent about loading onto any machine.
>I have jigdo d/l'd "debian-8.7.0-amd64-DVD-1.iso", MD5'd it (checked OK). It
>has the same inability to be opened on the mac laptop as all the other 1st
>You may want to check the 1st disk ISO images to make sure they are valid.
>Could it be that the hybrid CD/USB iso is causing problems? This doesn’t seem
>to be the case for “i386 8.5.0 XFCE CD #1”, which cleanly mounted on the mac
>laptop and loaded (very slowly) on the i586 box.

Nothing has changed for quite a long time in terms of what tools we're
using to build Jessie images, so I'm surprised that you're seeing
different behaviour between 8.5.0 and 8.6.0. They also seem to work
fine for other people.

Steve McIntyre, Cambridge, UK.                                steve@einval.com
"We're the technical experts.  We were hired so that management could
 ignore our recommendations and tell us how to do our jobs."  -- Mike Andrews

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