Installed slink successfully, with small problems
Name: Antti-Juhani Kaijanaho
Method: 3 1/2 Floppy rescue disk, other images on a mounted
Machine: Celeron 266MHz, 64MB, 4.3GB disk, 33k modem, GUS MAX sound
card, Pilot PS/2 mouse (3 buttons)
Result: Install went fine with small problems
Used dd to make the rescue floppy, downloaded the base system
tarball and the drivers floppy image to the harddrive. Completed the
install procedure, rebooted and installed a Basic profile.
The machine had two Debian installations, a production system
running Potato and a testing system with Hamm. This test install
reused the common /home for these two installations and wiped
the Hamm test installation. The partition table was not modified.
The root partition was at the end of the disk.
After the color/monchrome selection, the "The installation program
is determining the current state of the system" step took several
minutes - far longer than usual for this system.
The selection "make Linux bootable from hard disk" threw me back to
the color/monochrome selection. The third vc noted an exit status
"b" for the process I assume to be responsible for this.
Here is my partition table:
Disk /dev/hda: 255 heads, 63 sectors, 523 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 bytes
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/hda1 * 1 6 48163+ 83 Linux native
/dev/hda2 7 523 4152802+ 5 Extended
/dev/hda5 7 25 152586 83 Linux native
/dev/hda6 26 193 1349428+ 83 Linux native
/dev/hda7 194 201 64228+ 82 Linux swap
/dev/hda8 202 497 2377588+ 83 Linux native
/dev/hda9 498 523 208813+ 83 Linux native
/dev/hda9 was the target root, /dev/hda6 was the target /home and
/dev/hda7 was the swap space. Other partitions are part of the
production installation and was left untouched.
I will probably file a bug report about the last one. Any comments
before I do?
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