Bug#599640: buildd.emdebian.org: squeeze installation issues
In no particular order:
1. still testing the emdebian-archive-keyring support in the pre-seeding
but that can be fixed.
2. tests are done with my Acer Aspire and that has considerable problems
with the current daily builds of Squeeze - not sure whether the installer
actually crashes but it displays the standard welcome screen and then
refuses keyboard input. Older images are now being tested and this needs
to be added to the release notes for Emdebian Grip 2.0 Squeeze. (Initial
release notes will appear on the site soon but have minimal changes from
standard Debian notes.
3. install-info fails - this needs some careful work because update-info
fails with an exit value of 1 if /usr/share/info/dir does not exist and
nothing in the install process actually creates this.
4. Xorg is improved and configures first time automatically to use a higher
res than my Aspire could do before. Touchpad taps aren't recognised yet.
5. Grub2 appears to be a pain - manual fettling with grub-mkconfig and
redirecting that output to /boot/grub/grub.cfg seems to work but haven't
yet got grub2 to configure properly first time. It appears to expect to
install itself onto the USB stick as well as the SSD and objects if
any of the offered drives are not selected.
6. Strange issue with start-stop-daemon which initially appeared to be
the nobbled version. grip-config or balloon3-config are not installed.
7. Must document the need to add a debian repository to get contrib and
non-free kernel modules so that things like wireless can work etc.
More notes will be appended to this bug as I re-test and then I'll close
this bug when the steps remaining are documented - or issues from here
can be cloned to the relevant Debian packages.
-- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
APT prefers testing
APT policy: (500, 'testing')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Kernel: Linux 2.6.32-5-686 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_GB.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_GB.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash