Bugreport: "Netinstall DVD"? debian-testing-amd64-DVD-1.iso 18-Apr-2011
2011-04-19 10:40:03 GMT
I am new at sending bug reports to Debian, so please bear with me, and my English too.
I have found a possibly "grave" bug in a weekly dvd iso distribution of Debian Wheezy.
The problem is that the system can not be installed on my Compaq Presario CQ61 notebook.
The only custom setting I made is to give debian only /dev/sda1 partition instead of the whole hard drive.
Even with the default settings, installation ends up with "The 'grub-pc' package failed to install into /target/."
Many other settings (including expert mode ones) I've tried lead to the same end.
That's already a "grave" bug, in my opinion.
Then I tried to get into installed system using "Rescue mode" of the installation dvd, but that system does not contain "grub-install" utility.
Then I tried more:
1. I used another liveCD to put "debian-testing-amd64-DVD-1.iso" on the hard drive and edited "/etc/apt/sources.list" to use that iso as a file repository with "mount -o loop".
2. I booted to "Rescue mode" of Debian installation DVD and made some chroot preparations:
mount /dev/sda1 /mnt
mount -t proc proc /mnt/proc
mount -t sysfs sys /mnt/sys
mount -o bind /dev /mnt/dev
chroot /mnt /bin/bash
mount -o loop /debian.iso /dvd
3 I installed new grub as I can
apt-get install grub-pc (that launched grub-install)
grub-mkconfig > /boot/grub/menu.lst
This made a bootable, but generally unusable buggy system.
It doesn't bring up network interface on boot. I have to do "ifup eth0" manually despite the settings of /etc/network/interfaces
It cannot bring up my wifi adapter at all. Even with "wireless-tools" and "wpasupplicant" installed and configured (using config files from my previous Debian Squeeze installation), i can't even see it in "ifconfig -a" listing. In Squeeze that card worked fine.
When i tried to "aptitude install xserver-xorg kdm kdebase", X didn't start. I couldn't find any useful information in /var/log/Xorg.0.log - X seems to have "Segmentation fault" for no reason.
So I don't have information about desktop envoronment bugs, because I've stopped at that point.
There are also some problems with localization in console I never experienced with Squeeze.
I think there's something wrong with the initial settings of the system.
Please do not tell me that the only way is to connect to the Internet. I have good Internet connection through ISP's pptp service. It can't be set up during Debian installation.
I need a distro which can be installed.
At least, please give me a working step-by-step manual how to prorperly install Wheezy from its installation DVD.
Best regards, Tigran.