Re: etch install partitioner fails, no CD





On Mon, Dec 19, 2005 at 12:52:07AM -0800, Cameron L. Spitzer wrote:
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> I burned a Dec 10 weekly Etch 1 of 15 CD to try the installer.
> Seems to work fine until we try the auto-partitioner.
> I had already prepared my 6 GB test drive with ext3
> on hda1 and swap on hda2. Autopartitioner blew that
> away and replaced it with an LVM partition.
> Then it reported failure.
>
> I booted knoppix and prepared the drive again.
> This time I said no to autopartition and it failed,
> explaining there is nothing mounted as /target.
> So I got a shell and made /target and mounted
> /dev/ide/host0/bus0/target0/lun0/part1 there.
>
> Next it did not know where to look for install media.
> Since there was no helpful message about where
> the CD is supposed to appear, I installed the base
> system and GRUB over the network. At every step,
> the install menu wants to run that broken
> autopartitioner again.
>
> After rebooting, the base install works, except
> the apt-configure needs to be told the CD is
> /dev/hdc. I notice /etc/fstab is unconfigured here.
>
> During package selection, I have to repeatedly
> mount the CD; apt is not doing it automatically.
> Tasksel hangs and I give up on it. Apparently it
> doesn't know what to do when the things behind it
> fail. Apparently it traps signals so I have to kill
> it from the shell. Will use apt-get as usual.
> Don't give this release to a newbie, they'll be
> frustrated and go back to Windoze.
>
> This is about as generic a PC as you can find today.
> P4, APIC, SiS chip set, ATA drives, one per cable.
> Looks like hardware detection is hosed in the Dec 10
> Etch snapshot, resulting in no /etc/fstab.
> If I knew which package that was I'd file a bug.
>
> Otherwise, the new base-config is a little nicer.
> Thanks, folks!
>
>
> Cameron
>
You might want to send this report to debian-boot@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (I
think) so they can fix the problems mentioned above

Pete

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