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Re: built debian-live iso using Version: 2.0~a16-1, but cannot login when booting from the corresponding burnt DVD

On 2010-07-09 18:41+0200 Daniel Baumann wrote:

On 07/09/2010 06:29 PM, Alan W. Irwin wrote:
I then went back and burned a daily install (the netinst daily variant
linked from http://www.debian.org/devel/debian-installer/ which has no
unsolved errata), and tried the exact same installation method, That
install disk detected my drives automatically, and I went on to
install Debian testing successfully (from where I am posting this).

can you reproduce it when you use --debian-installer-distribution daily ?

if yes, then it's a live-helper bug, if not, then not. :)

Not necessarily.  live-helper may interact badly with
--debian-installer-distribution squeeze (whatever installer that
corresponds to), but be happy with the daily version.  Or might be
unhappy with both.  Has anybody else tried to install squeeze with a
DVD generated by your latest released version of live-helper?

Furthermore as I said, I am in no position anymore to test
installation in any way since I am already completely satisfied with
the results of the alternative daily snapshot version of the squeeze
installer that I used for this production system, and I don't want to
"mess with success".

So my message simply is a heads-up to this list that there is a severe
problem for expert text installs (at least for the stated live-helper
configuration I was using and my bog-standard amd64 system with SATA
disk drive).  If you have some evidence that squeeze installs are
actually working for some configurations with your latest release,
then I appreciate you will want to wait to investigate this until and
if someone else has trouble with squeeze installs.  But considering
the installation success I had with the daily snapshot of the squeeze
installar, I thought I had better let you know that the installer did
not work for me for the live-helper version for the conditions stated.

Alan W. Irwin

Astronomical research affiliation with Department of Physics and Astronomy,
University of Victoria (astrowww.phys.uvic.ca).

Programming affiliations with the FreeEOS equation-of-state implementation
for stellar interiors (freeeos.sf.net); PLplot scientific plotting software
package (plplot.org); the libLASi project (unifont.org/lasi); the Loads of
Linux Links project (loll.sf.net); and the Linux Brochure Project

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