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Bug#599640: buildd.emdebian.org: squeeze installation issues

On Sat, 09 Oct 2010 21:01:45 +0100
Neil Williams <codehelp@debian.org> wrote:

> 1. still testing the emdebian-archive-keyring support in the
> pre-seeding but that can be fixed.

Appears fine - albeit by promoting emdebian-archive-keyring to
Priority: important
> 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.

pending ...

If others are able to test the daily d-i builds on other hardware,
please add your feedback here.
> 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.

Bug filed : #599686

grip-config has also been reintroduced, albeit smoothed out and
without any of the gcc-*-base stuff or dependency mangling that was
used in Lenny. It is Priority: required, it contains the grip-tasks.desc
file and it contains /usr/share/info/dir - not nice but useful until the
real bug is fixed.

> 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.

still testing
> 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.

Use rescue mode or an install shell:
# grub-mkconfig > /boot/grub/grub.cfg
# apt-get --reinstall install grub-pc

 > 6. Strange issue with start-stop-daemon which initially appeared to
> the nobbled version. grip-config or balloon3-config are not installed.

This results from a failed debootstrap. Needs to be documented.
> 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.

Will try http://cdn.debian.net/debian/ squeeze contrib non-free

Even with these changes, other problems (not immediately apparent from
the logs) cause the base install to repeat (debootstrap allows 5
repeats which on an SSD makes the install virtually endless).


Neil Williams

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