Package: installation-reports

Boot method: NETISO
Image version: debian-LennyBeta2-amd64-netinst.iso from an official
mirror though don't remember exact URL.
Date: 2008-08-20

Machine: Self-built desktop PC
Filesystem Type Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/sda8 reiserfs 45G 44G 1.8G 97% /
tmpfs tmpfs 881M 0 881M 0% /lib/init/rw
udev tmpfs 10M 100K 10M 1% /dev
tmpfs tmpfs 881M 0 881M 0% /dev/shm
/dev/sda1 fuseblk 44G 26G 18G 60% /mnt/c
/dev/sda6 vfat 14G 11G 2.3G 83% /mnt/d
/dev/sda7 vfat 32G 32G 752M 98% /mnt/e

Though the installation was in sda2 (a partition of 15G) and now I moved
it to sda8.

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]


My girlfriend bought me this new machine with a 64 bits processor,
so I wanted to try the 64 bits world instead of using my good old 32
bits Debian installation.
On the boot prompt of the netinst CD, I selected "expert", with the
good and trusty text based install instead of the graphical one.
Everything was generally fine, some things needs improvements, read
I have several partitions, I wanted to only format sda2 and just
mount the others without formating, but I couldn't find the way to
specify that with the installer! When I selected sda1 for example (my
Windows Vista partition), I couldn't say that it was an NTFS partition
and that I wanted to mount it in /mnt/c; the same with the other regular
vfat partitions; so after install I had to edit the fstab file, but the
installer should do that instead for comfort and specially for newbies.
I selected the "low" priority on DebConf on the installer, but after
the install, DebConf was configured with priority "medium" or "high"
(don't remember exactly), so a dpkg-reconfigure debconf was necessary
after the install; the installer should leave debconf with the priority
that the user selected in the install process.
If you are curious about something else let me know.
Thanks for your hard work!

P.s.: now how is it possible that this machine has choppy sound with
only a tiny bit of load? :-)

Ivan Baldo - -
>From Montevideo, Uruguay, at the south of South America.

Freelance programmer and GNU/Linux system administrator, hire me!
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