Bug#445854: Installation using i386 NetInstall over a serial line - Debian

This is a discussion on Bug#445854: Installation using i386 NetInstall over a serial line - Debian ; Package: installation-reports Boot method: Network install using serial console boot: install console=ttyS0,17200 Image version: ftp://ftp.uk.debian.org/debian/dists...tboot/mini.iso or: ftp://ftp.uk.debian.org/debian/dists...tboot/mini.iso Date: 2007/10/08 10:00 +0100 Machine: Dell PowerEdge SC 1425 Processor: Intel(R) Xeon(TM) CPU 2.80GHz Memory: 516644k Partitions: Disk /dev/sda: 80.0 GB, 80000000000 bytes ...

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  1. Bug#445854: Installation using i386 NetInstall over a serial line

    Package: installation-reports

    Boot method: Network install using serial console
    boot: install console=ttyS0,17200

    Image version: ftp://ftp.uk.debian.org/debian/dists...tboot/mini.iso
    or: ftp://ftp.uk.debian.org/debian/dists...tboot/mini.iso

    Date: 2007/10/08 10:00 +0100

    Machine: Dell PowerEdge SC 1425
    Processor: Intel(R) Xeon(TM) CPU 2.80GHz
    Memory: 516644k
    Partitions:
    Disk /dev/sda: 80.0 GB, 80000000000 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 9726 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/sda1 * 1 243 1951866 83 Linux
    /dev/sda2 244 9726 76172197+ 5 Extended
    /dev/sda5 244 1459 9767488+ 83 Linux
    /dev/sda6 1460 2675 9767488+ 83 Linux
    /dev/sda7 2676 3891 9767488+ 83 Linux
    /dev/sda8 3892 4499 4883728+ 82 Linux swap / Solaris
    /dev/sda9 4500 4864 2931831 83 Linux
    /dev/sda10 4865 6080 9767488+ 83 Linux
    /dev/sda11 6081 7296 9767488+ 83 Linux
    /dev/sda12 7297 8512 9767488+ 83 Linux
    /dev/sda13 8513 9726 9751423+ 83 Linux

    Output of lspci -nn and lspci -vnn:
    # lspci -nn
    00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation E7520 Memory Controller Hub [8086:3590] (rev 09)
    00:02.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation E7525/E7520/E7320 PCI Express Port A [8086:3595] (rev 09)
    00:1d.0 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) USB UHCI Controller #1 [8086:24d2] (rev 02)
    00:1d.1 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) USB UHCI Controller #2 [8086:24d4] (rev 02)
    00:1d.7 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) USB2 EHCI Controller [8086:24dd] (rev 02)
    00:1e.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801 PCI Bridge [8086:244e] (rev c2)
    00:1f.0 ISA bridge [0601]: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) LPC Interface Bridge [8086:24d0] (rev 02)
    00:1f.1 IDE interface [0101]: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) IDEController [8086:24db] (rev 02)
    00:1f.2 IDE interface [0101]: Intel Corporation 82801EB (ICH5) SATA Controller [8086:24d1] (rev 02)
    01:00.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 6700PXH PCI Express-to-PCI Bridge A [8086:0329] (rev 09)
    01:00.1 PIC [0800]: Intel Corporation 6700/6702PXH I/OxAPIC Interrupt Controller A [8086:0326] (rev 09)
    01:00.2 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 6700PXH PCI Express-to-PCI Bridge B [8086:032a] (rev 09)
    01:00.3 PIC [0800]: Intel Corporation 6700PXH I/OxAPIC Interrupt ControllerB [8086:0327] (rev 09)
    02:04.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Intel Corporation 82541GI/PI Gigabit Ethernet Controller [8086:1076] (rev 05)
    04:03.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Intel Corporation 82541GI/PI Gigabit Ethernet Controller [8086:1076] (rev 05)
    04:0d.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon RV100QY [Radeon 7000/VE] [1002:5159]

    # lspci -vnn
    00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation E7520 Memory Controller Hub [8086:3590] (rev 09)
    Subsystem: Dell PowerEdge SC1425 [1028:019a]
    Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
    Capabilities: [40] Vendor Specific Information

    00:02.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation E7525/E7520/E7320 PCI Express Port A [8086:3595] (rev 09) (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
    Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
    Bus: primary=00, secondary=01, subordinate=03, sec-latency=0
    I/O behind bridge: 0000e000-0000efff
    Memory behind bridge: dfb00000-dfefffff
    Capabilities: [50] Power Management version 2
    Capabilities: [58] Message Signalled Interrupts: Mask- 64bit- Queue=0/1 Enable-
    Capabilities: [64] Express Root Port (Slot-) IRQ 0
    Capabilities: [100] Advanced Error Reporting

    00:1d.0 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) USB UHCI Controller #1 [8086:24d2] (rev 02) (prog-if 00 [UHCI])
    Subsystem: Dell PowerEdge SC1425 [1028:019a]
    Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 169
    I/O ports at cce0 [size=32]

    00:1d.1 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) USB UHCI Controller #2 [8086:24d4] (rev 02) (prog-if 00 [UHCI])
    Subsystem: Dell PowerEdge SC1425 [1028:019a]
    Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 185
    I/O ports at ccc0 [size=32]

    00:1d.7 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) USB2 EHCI Controller [8086:24dd] (rev 02) (prog-if 20 [EHCI])
    Subsystem: Dell PowerEdge SC1425 [1028:019a]
    Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 201
    Memory at dff00000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=1K]
    Capabilities: [50] Power Management version 2
    Capabilities: [58] Debug port

    00:1e.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801 PCI Bridge [8086:244e] (rev c2) (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
    Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
    Bus: primary=00, secondary=04, subordinate=04, sec-latency=32
    I/O behind bridge: 0000d000-0000dfff
    Memory behind bridge: df900000-dfafffff
    Prefetchable memory behind bridge: d0000000-d7ffffff

    00:1f.0 ISA bridge [0601]: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) LPC Interface Bridge [8086:24d0] (rev 02)
    Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0

    00:1f.1 IDE interface [0101]: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) IDEController [8086:24db] (rev 02) (prog-if 8a [Master SecP PriP])
    Subsystem: Dell PowerEdge SC1425 [1028:019a]
    Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 209
    I/O ports at
    I/O ports at
    I/O ports at
    I/O ports at
    I/O ports at fc00 [size=16]
    Memory at 20000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=1K]

    00:1f.2 IDE interface [0101]: Intel Corporation 82801EB (ICH5) SATA Controller [8086:24d1] (rev 02) (prog-if 8f [Master SecP SecO PriP PriO])
    Subsystem: Dell PowerEdge SC1425 [1028:019a]
    Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 209
    I/O ports at ccb8 [size=8]
    I/O ports at ccb0 [size=4]
    I/O ports at cca0 [size=8]
    I/O ports at cc98 [size=4]
    I/O ports at cc80 [size=16]

    01:00.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 6700PXH PCI Express-to-PCI Bridge A [8086:0329] (rev 09) (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
    Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
    Bus: primary=01, secondary=02, subordinate=02, sec-latency=32
    I/O behind bridge: 0000e000-0000efff
    Memory behind bridge: dfd00000-dfefffff
    Capabilities: [44] Express PCI/PCI-X Bridge IRQ 0
    Capabilities: [5c] Message Signalled Interrupts: Mask- 64bit+ Queue=0/0 Enable-
    Capabilities: [6c] Power Management version 2
    Capabilities: [d8] PCI-X bridge device
    Capabilities: [100] Advanced Error Reporting
    Capabilities: [300] Power Budgeting

    01:00.1 PIC [0800]: Intel Corporation 6700/6702PXH I/OxAPIC Interrupt Controller A [8086:0326] (rev 09) (prog-if 20 [IO(X)-APIC])
    Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
    Memory at dfbff000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
    Capabilities: [44] Express Endpoint IRQ 0
    Capabilities: [6c] Power Management version 2

    01:00.2 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 6700PXH PCI Express-to-PCI Bridge B [8086:032a] (rev 09) (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
    Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
    Bus: primary=01, secondary=03, subordinate=03, sec-latency=64
    Capabilities: [44] Express PCI/PCI-X Bridge IRQ 0
    Capabilities: [5c] Message Signalled Interrupts: Mask- 64bit+ Queue=0/0 Enable-
    Capabilities: [6c] Power Management version 2
    Capabilities: [d8] PCI-X bridge device
    Capabilities: [100] Advanced Error Reporting
    Capabilities: [300] Power Budgeting

    01:00.3 PIC [0800]: Intel Corporation 6700PXH I/OxAPIC Interrupt ControllerB [8086:0327] (rev 09) (prog-if 20 [IO(X)-APIC])
    Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
    Memory at dfbfe000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
    Capabilities: [44] Express Endpoint IRQ 0
    Capabilities: [6c] Power Management version 2

    02:04.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Intel Corporation 82541GI/PI Gigabit Ethernet Controller [8086:1076] (rev 05)
    Subsystem: Dell PowerEdge SC1425 [1028:019a]
    Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 32, IRQ 177
    Memory at dfde0000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=128K]
    I/O ports at ecc0 [size=64]
    Capabilities: [dc] Power Management version 2
    Capabilities: [e4] PCI-X non-bridge device

    04:03.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Intel Corporation 82541GI/PI Gigabit Ethernet Controller [8086:1076] (rev 05)
    Subsystem: Dell PowerEdge SC1425 [1028:019a]
    Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 32, IRQ 193
    Memory at df9e0000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=128K]
    I/O ports at dcc0 [size=64]
    Capabilities: [dc] Power Management version 2
    Capabilities: [e4] PCI-X non-bridge device

    04:0d.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon RV100QY [Radeon 7000/VE] [1002:5159] (prog-if 00 [VGA])
    Subsystem: Dell PowerEdge SC1425 [1028:019a]
    Flags: bus master, VGA palette snoop, stepping, medium devsel, latency 32, IRQ 11
    Memory at d0000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=128M]
    I/O ports at d800 [size=256]
    Memory at df9d0000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=64K]
    [virtual] Expansion ROM at df900000 [disabled] [size=128K]
    Capabilities: [50] Power Management version 2

    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: [O]

    Comments/Problems:

    The system booted just fine, but GRUB had bein configued with the following
    at the top of /boot/grub/menu.lst:
    serial --unit=0 --speed=19200 --word=console=ttyS0,19200 --parity= --stop=1
    terminal serial

    As the word and parity are not configured correctly GRUB still worked but
    sent it's output to the attached monitor not to the serial port.

    I changed the top line to:
    serial --unit=0 --speed=19200 --word=8 --parity=no --stop=1
    and GRUB then worked as expected.

    Steve

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  2. Bug#445854: marked as done (Installation using i386 NetInstall over a serial line)


    Your message dated Fri, 14 Mar 2008 19:53:40 +0100
    with message-id <20080314185340.GC4095@chaos.nusquama.org>
    and subject line fixed in 1.23
    has caused the Debian Bug report #445854,
    regarding Installation using i386 NetInstall over a serial line
    to be marked as done.

    This means that you claim that the problem has been dealt with.
    If this is not the case it is now your responsibility to reopen the
    Bug report if necessary, and/or fix the problem forthwith.

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