Debian Bug report logs - #610892
Squeeze RC2 install bug "non-system disk or disk error".

Package: debian-installer; Maintainer for debian-installer is Debian Install System Team <debian-boot@lists.debian.org>; Source for debian-installer is src:debian-installer.

Reported by: Lasse Mørk <mu_ffi@hotmail.com>

Date: Sun, 23 Jan 2011 19:42:01 UTC

Severity: normal

Done: Christian PERRIER <bubulle@debian.org>

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Report forwarded to debian-bugs-dist@lists.debian.org, Debian Install System Team <debian-boot@lists.debian.org>:
Bug#610892; Package debian-installer. (Sun, 23 Jan 2011 19:42:04 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Lasse Mørk <mu_ffi@hotmail.com>:
New Bug report received and forwarded. Copy sent to Debian Install System Team <debian-boot@lists.debian.org>. (Sun, 23 Jan 2011 19:42:04 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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

From: Lasse Mørk <mu_ffi@hotmail.com>
To: <submit@bugs.debian.org>
Subject: Squeeze RC2 install bug "non-system disk or disk error".
Date: Sun, 23 Jan 2011 19:39:16 +0000
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Package: debian-installer

Boot method: CD - netinstaller
Image version: Squeeze RC2, build date 22 Jan, 2011 - http://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/squeeze_di_rc2/i386/iso-cd/debian-squeeze-di-rc2-i386-netinst.iso
Date: 23 / 01 - 2011. 7 PM, danish time.

Machine: HP Elitebook 6930P
Processor:
Memory:
Partitions: sda1 = NTFS (win7), sda2 = /, sda3 = swap, sda4 = /home

Output of lspci -knn (or lspci -nn):

Base System Installation Checklist:
[O] = OK, [E] = Error (please elaborate below), [ ] = didn't try it

Initial boot:           [ O]
Detect network card:    [O ]
Configure network:      [ O]
Detect CD:              [ O]
Load installer modules: [O ]
Detect hard drives:     [ O]
Partition hard drives:  [ O]
Install base system:    [ O]
Clock/timezone setup:   [ O]
User/password setup:    [ O]
Install tasks:          [ O]
Install boot loader:    [O ]
Overall install:        [ E]

Comments/Problems:
After the installation is done, and the first reboot, the following message shows, before it evens load grub. Grub is installed to the MBR and detects Win7 fine (as a Vista boot loader though).
 
"non-system disk or disk error
replace and strike any key when ready"

It does not matter if I set the / with a boot flag or not. Same error.
 
Only problem during the installation, was I could not select the Danish keyboard layout. Only when I selected United States / America, it showed. So there is still a bug here.

 
 		 	   		  
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Bug#610892; Package debian-installer. (Sun, 23 Jan 2011 21:21:07 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Samuel Thibault <sthibault@debian.org>:
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Message #10 received at 610892@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Samuel Thibault <sthibault@debian.org>
To: Lasse Mørk <mu_ffi@hotmail.com>, 610892@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Re: Bug#610892: Squeeze RC2 install bug "non-system disk or disk error".
Date: Sun, 23 Jan 2011 22:19:38 +0100
Lasse Mørk, le Sun 23 Jan 2011 19:39:16 +0000, a écrit :
> Only problem during the installation, was I could not select the Danish
> keyboard layout. Only when I selected United States / America, it showed. So
> there is still a bug here.

I couldn't reproduce this part of the bug. What are you doing exactly?
What I'm doing is

- boot businesscard either in text or graphical installer (both work
  here).
- Choose Danish
- Choose Danmark
- Choose Dansk

And I can type e.g. å with the key on the right of p.

Samuel




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Bug#610892; Package debian-installer. (Mon, 24 Jan 2011 09:30:15 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Lasse Mørk <mu_ffi@hotmail.com>:
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Message #15 received at 610892@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Lasse Mørk <mu_ffi@hotmail.com>
To: <sthibault@debian.org>
Subject: RE: Bug#610892: Squeeze RC2 install bug "non-system disk or disk error".
Date: Mon, 24 Jan 2011 02:49:14 +0000
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Sorry for the confusion, the issue is actually a little different, which I can see when I write this.
 
But....
 
Starting the installation:
Select a language: English-English
Select your location: other -> europe -> denmark
Configure Locales: (No danish ones)??
 
/Lasse
 
> Date: Sun, 23 Jan 2011 22:19:38 +0100
> From: sthibault@debian.org
> To: mu_ffi@hotmail.com; 610892@bugs.debian.org
> Subject: Re: Bug#610892: Squeeze RC2 install bug "non-system disk or disk error".
> 
> Lasse Mørk, le Sun 23 Jan 2011 19:39:16 +0000, a écrit :
> > Only problem during the installation, was I could not select the Danish
> > keyboard layout. Only when I selected United States / America, it showed. So
> > there is still a bug here.
> 
> I couldn't reproduce this part of the bug. What are you doing exactly?
> What I'm doing is
> 
> - boot businesscard either in text or graphical installer (both work
> here).
> - Choose Danish
> - Choose Danmark
> - Choose Dansk
> 
> And I can type e.g. å with the key on the right of p.
> 
> Samuel
 		 	   		  
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Bug#610892; Package debian-installer. (Mon, 24 Jan 2011 09:30:39 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Samuel Thibault <sthibault@debian.org>:
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Message #20 received at 610892@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Samuel Thibault <sthibault@debian.org>
To: Lasse Mørk <mu_ffi@hotmail.com>
Cc: 610892@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Re: Bug#610892: Squeeze RC2 install bug "non-system disk or disk error".
Date: Mon, 24 Jan 2011 10:30:19 +0100
clone 610892 -1
reassign -1 localechooser
retitle -1 Add en_DK locale
thanks

Lasse Mørk, le Mon 24 Jan 2011 02:49:14 +0000, a écrit :
> Starting the installation:
> Select a language: English-English
> Select your location: other -> europe -> denmark
> Configure Locales: (No danish ones)??

Ah, right, there _is_ an en_DK locale defined in glibc. I wonder why it
doesn't appear in localechooser.

Samuel




Bug 610892 cloned as bug 610943. Request was from Samuel Thibault <sthibault@debian.org> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Mon, 24 Jan 2011 09:42:01 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Information forwarded to debian-bugs-dist@lists.debian.org, Debian Install System Team <debian-boot@lists.debian.org>:
Bug#610892; Package debian-installer. (Mon, 24 Jan 2011 19:33:08 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Christian PERRIER <bubulle@debian.org>:
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Message #27 received at 610892@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Christian PERRIER <bubulle@debian.org>
To: 610892@bugs.debian.org
Cc: Lasse Mørk <mu_ffi@hotmail.com>
Subject: Re: Bug#610892: Squeeze RC2 install bug "non-system disk or disk error".
Date: Mon, 24 Jan 2011 18:18:59 +0100
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Quoting Samuel Thibault (sthibault@debian.org):
> clone 610892 -1
> reassign -1 localechooser
> retitle -1 Add en_DK locale
> thanks
> 
> Lasse Mørk, le Mon 24 Jan 2011 02:49:14 +0000, a écrit :
> > Starting the installation:
> > Select a language: English-English
> > Select your location: other -> europe -> denmark
> > Configure Locales: (No danish ones)??
> 
> Ah, right, there _is_ an en_DK locale defined in glibc. I wonder why it
> doesn't appear in localechooser.


Because that locale has never been considerd as a "real" locale. It is
historically there in glibc as a kind of example....and this is the
only case where a locale exists for a language that's not officially
spoken in the said country.

To answer the original bug submitter: either you want a general Danish
(country) locale and you choose Danish (language) as installation
language....or you want to stick with English as main language but
want some locale settings to use Denmark as country.

In that latter case, you first pick English, then Denmark (this will
set "sane" defaults for mirrors and timezone), then you'll end up with
en_US as general locale.....then you define LC_CURRENCY=da_DK if, for
instance, you want to have the Danish settings for currency.

This is kind of a FAQ with locales: there isn't an en_FOO locale for
each and every country in the world and this is what LC_* variables
are about.

I'll close the cloned bug against localechooser: there is no
localechooser bug when it comes at these issues.


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Reply sent to Christian PERRIER <bubulle@debian.org>:
You have taken responsibility. (Thu, 27 Jan 2011 04:27:03 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Notification sent to Lasse Mørk <mu_ffi@hotmail.com>:
Bug acknowledged by developer. (Thu, 27 Jan 2011 04:27:04 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Message #32 received at 610892-done@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Christian PERRIER <bubulle@debian.org>
To: Lasse Mørk <mu_ffi@hotmail.com>, 610892-done@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Re: Bug#610892: Squeeze RC2 install bug "non-system disk or disk error".
Date: Thu, 27 Jan 2011 05:24:41 +0100
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Quoting Lasse Mørk (mu_ffi@hotmail.com):
> 
> Consider this solved.By setting the windows partition with the bootable flag (/dev/sda1), it is now working.
> Sorry for the troubles :)

OK. Thans for the feedback. Closing the relevant bug report, then

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