Debian Bug report logs - #221638
one d-i CD failed to boot, one succeeded

Package: debian-cd; Maintainer for debian-cd is Debian CD Group <debian-cd@lists.debian.org>; Source for debian-cd is src:debian-cd.

Reported by: redcane <redcane@dodo.com.au>

Date: Wed, 19 Nov 2003 11:18:02 UTC

Severity: normal

Done: Steve McIntyre <steve@einval.com>

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Report forwarded to debian-bugs-dist@lists.debian.org, Debian Install Team <debian-boot@lists.debian.org>:
Bug#221638; Package installation-reports. Full text and rfc822 format available.

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Message #5 received at submit@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: redcane <redcane@dodo.com.au>
To: submit@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Install report for debian-installer
Date: Wed, 19 Nov 2003 22:04:47 +1100
Package: installation-reports


INSTALL REPORT

Debian-installer-version: 2003-15-11 from debian-installer web page
uname -a: Currently running win2k, haven't reinstalled debian yet.
Date: 2003-18-11 8:00
Method: Boot from CD. LAN internet connection.

Machine: Home Built
Processor: Celeron 1.7Ghz
Memory: 256Mb
Root Device: IDE, /dev/hda, seagate 30Gb
Root Size/partition table: hda1 = 20Gb fat32, hda5 9Gb ext3, hda6 swap
Output of lspci: Sorry, running win2k still
I have an RTL839 network card... Onboard sound.... Gigabyte motherboard...
Base System Installation Checklist:

Initial boot worked:    [E]
Configure network HW:   [O]
Config network:         [O]
Detect CD:              [O]
Load installer modules: [O]
Detect hard drives:     [O]
Partition hard drives:  [O]
Create file systems:    [O]
Mount partitions:       [O]
Install base system:    [E ]
Install boot loader:    [ ]
Reboot:                 [ ]
[O] = OK, [E] = Error (please elaborate below), [ ] = didn't try it

Comments/Problems:

I first tried the ~105Mb image with the base system, but it refused to boot. 
The CD was simply not detected as a bootable CD. I origanlly burnt it on 
another machine using k3b, and later tried Gcombust... Both had the same 
result.... The netinst Cd however, worked fine.

Dvorak should not be auto selected for Australian English. I think it should 
preferably by a second selectable choice.

Quite impressed by, as far as I could tell, perfect hardware detection on my 
system.

I was surprised there was no manual selection of mirrors. When I picked the 
option not describing any country, it gave me an option "(NULL)" and I 
couldn't back out. As you can imagine, trying to download from (NULL) failed 
miserably.... I was hoping to use my apt-proxy on the LAN to install from.... 
But there was seemingly no way to enter it in.... The download then failed... 
It seemed to download some files, but would pause for long periods, and 
eventually seemed to just sit there, with no network activity....

My impressions of the installer were good, the hardware detection was great... 
I just need an image that boots, and a better way to select the download 
source.




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Bug#221638; Package installation-reports. Full text and rfc822 format available.

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Message #10 received at 221638@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Joey Hess <joeyh@debian.org>
To: redcane <redcane@dodo.com.au>, 221638@bugs.debian.org, debian-cd@lists.debian.org
Subject: Re: Bug#221638: Install report for debian-installer
Date: Wed, 19 Nov 2003 15:46:04 -0500
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redcane wrote:
> I first tried the ~105Mb image with the base system, but it refused to boot. 
> The CD was simply not detected as a bootable CD. I origanlly burnt it on 
> another machine using k3b, and later tried Gcombust... Both had the same 
> result.... The netinst Cd however, worked fine.

That's quite strange since AFAIK both use the same method for booting.

I'm sure the debian-cd mailing list would appreciate some details about 
how it failed and the details of your CDROM drive and BIOS. You might
also try the daily CD builds, just in case they somehow fix this.

> Dvorak should not be auto selected for Australian English. I think it should 
> preferably by a second selectable choice.

Known problem, fix in progress.

> Quite impressed by, as far as I could tell, perfect hardware detection on my 
> system.
> 
> I was surprised there was no manual selection of mirrors. When I picked the 
> option not describing any country, it gave me an option "(NULL)" and I 
> couldn't back out. As you can imagine, trying to download from (NULL) failed 
> miserably....

Known problem (see the errata page), fixed in the daily builds.

-- 
see shy jo
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Bug reassigned from package `installation-reports' to `debian-cd'. Request was from Joey Hess <joey@kitenet.net> to control@bugs.debian.org. Full text and rfc822 format available.

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Message #17 received at 221638-submitter@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Raphael Hertzog <hertzog@debian.org>
To: 221638-submitter@bugs.debian.org, 223624-submitter@bugs.debian.org, 224643-submitter@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Problem booting with d-i beta CDs
Date: Sun, 21 Mar 2004 22:10:20 +0100
Hello,

you reported booting problems with CD of debian-installer beta1. Since then two new
beta versions have been published.

Can you please try again and see if you still have problems to boot the
CDs ?

I suspect that the problem only existed with beta1 for an unknown
reason. I'd like to close the 3 bugs concerned and thus I need your
confirmation that the bug disappeared in beta3.

http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=221638
http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=223624
http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=224643

More info about beta3 :
http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2004/debian-devel-announce-200403/msg00013.html

Regards,
-- 
Raphaƫl Hertzog -+- http://www.ouaza.com
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Message #22 received at 221638-done@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Steve McIntyre <steve@einval.com>
To: 221638-done@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Still having problems?
Date: Sun, 8 Oct 2006 13:18:44 +0100
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It's been a long time since the last traffic on this report, and there
have been *lots* of d-i and CD releases since that point. I'm closing
the bug for now; please re-open or open a new bug report if Debian CDs
still aren't working for you...

-- 
Steve McIntyre, Cambridge, UK.                                steve@einval.com
"Every time you use Tcl, God kills a kitten." -- Malcolm Ray
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