Full CD testing report from Aigarius
Testing object: Debian Linux CD's (2.2 pre-BETA 17-Jan-2000)
CPU -- AMD 80486 DX4 120 MHz
m/b -- BMG-486SG VESA
RAM -- 32 Mb non-EDO SIMM (4x8Mb)
HDD -- WD Caviar 23200 3.2 Gb
CD -- Sony CDU4011-10 40x
Video -- Cirrus Logic GD5428 1Mb
Sound -- ESS 1868f Audio Drive
Modem-- SmartLink 5634BRS internal (Rockwell, hardware modem)
/dev/hda1 -- VFat system drive with LoadLin
/dev/hda2 -- Linux Swap
/dev/hda3 -- Linux Native (Debian)
Booted into MSDOS.
Partitioned the drive.
Initialized swap and linux native. (erase, 2.2 features=on)
Installed kernel and modules.
Bug #1 : In screen with title "Choose Debian archive path" simple
focus to <...> button while should process <Ok>.
Configuring device driver modules.
Bug #2: After choosing "Configure device driver modules" it stops for a
then a message "depmod: Error reading ELF header: No such file or
which is instantly overwritten by next screen.
Installing Base System.
Bug #3: Installer asks for what to install from for second time. Is this
Configuring Base System.
Bug #4: Answer to "Is your BIOS clock set to GMT" is ignored.
Making Linux bootable from HDD.
Bug #5: If I install Linux to second HDD of two, LILO installs itself to
second HDD which makes Linux unbootable on most PC's.
Bug #6: We should have a nice liloconfig, like the one in Slackware for
over a year now.
Making Linux boot floppy.
Bug #7: The user is not asked for floppy device.
Bug #9: Once while making a boot floppy it stopped at:
I switched to second console and saw this:
Unable to handle kernel NULL deference at virtual address 00000013
current->tss.cr3 = 00101000, %cr3=00101000
eax:00000013 ebx:00400000 ecx:08400000 edx:13000000
esi:00000000 edi:c172e084 ebp:c173a178 esp:c1f27eac
ds:0018 es:0018 ss:0018
Process sh (pid: 18768, process nr:16, stackpage=c1f27000)
Stack: c1e9a6e0 00016000 c172e084 08448000 00000013 00000013 0005e000
0805e000 c011da10 c1e9a6e0 08048000 00016000 c1e9a6e0 0000000b
c1f27f40 c19cc120 c0113a03 c1e9a6e0 c1e9a6e0 c1e9a6e0 c0118552
Call Trace: [<c011da10>] [<c0113a03>] [<c0118552>] [<c0169bd6>]
[<c01106a6>] [<c0110887>] [<cc010fbd2>]
Code: 00 00 00 85 c0 74 07 a3 85 10 c0 89 42 54 5b 5e 5f 5d 83 c4
The same msg showed up for other commands, just pid and process number
were increased by one each time.
Selecting task packages.
Bug #10: If there is no Internet connection it just fails with
Solution: the sources.list should be dialog-made before
Bug #11: If I make sources.list pointing to cdrom and mount it, after
selecting tasks I get msgs like this:
task-foo depends on bar, but it will not be installed.
And no pkgs are installed.
a) cdrom method:
Bug #12: /var/lib/dpkg/methods/mnt does not exist so dselect can't mount
the cd's there
Solution: mkdir ;)
Bug #13: Some packages are uninstalled due to dependency confilicts if
they are not available right now (other cd is in the drive)
Example: jed and jed-common
The problem seams to be in Conflict: lines with version
Bug #14: dpgk doesn't seam to take Replaces line as Provides lines. The
problem is in perl-5.005 that replaces perl, but doesn't
provide it. it make this a critical bug
b) multi-cd method:
Bug #15: /var/lib/dpkg/methods/multicd/availible doesn't exist
Solution: mkdir, touch
I couldn't get this mode to work correctly. sorry.
1) from /cdrom
Bug #13 here too
2) with sources.list from apt-cdrom
Bug #16: CD change doesn't work
Please insert disk: "BLABLABLA"
13 % [Working] //Random number of % here from 0 to 30
E: Internal Error, ordering was unable to handle the media swap
The /cdrom is mounted, but take a look how:
/dev/hdc on /cdrom type iso9660 (ro, noexec, nosuid, nodev)
It is NOT the mode in my fstab, is says
/dev/hdc /cdrom iso9660 defaults,ro,user
apel: tar complains about future timestamps
gnuchessbook: /usr/lib/games/gnuchess/gnuchess.data doesn't exist
libunguf3g-dev: broken postinstall script
setserial: if a kernel with no module support is used the pkg cann't be
installed or removed
because of wrong call of update-modules in postinst, postremove, which
fails and makes
installation or removal of the pgk fail too.
quake-lib-stub: still recommends squake or xquake (should recommend
But every thing else I tried (70% of pkgs) forked fine.
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