Bug#505243: [TEST RC1] Resize NTFS ; windows detection ; Nec VL360 - Debian

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  1. Bug#505243: [TEST RC1] Resize NTFS ; windows detection ; Nec VL360

    Package: installation-reports

    -- Package-specific info:

    Boot method: CD
    Image version: multiarch lenny-pre-rc1 (2008-11-xx)
    Date: 2008-11-10

    Machine: NEC Powermate VL360
    Processor: AMD64
    Memory: 1GB
    Partitions: see below


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

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

    Comments/Problems:

    The following regression test are passed :
    * resize NTFS partition (for Windows XP)
    * Detect windows (in GRUB, if that's what the test means).

    I have a concern regarding the "multiarch CD" :
    syslinux/isolinux boots the amd-64 installer directly (i.e it doesn't
    show the menu).
    I suspect that it isn't the desired behavior. I've had a quick look and
    I suppose it's because isolinux/isolinux.cfg declares "timeout 0", then
    amd64text.cfg declares "default64 amd64-install".
    I assume it can be solved either by:
    - declaring "timeout 999" in amd64text.cfg
    or
    - removing "default64 amd64-install".


    Franklin


    ============================================
    df -Tl
    Filesystem Type 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on
    /dev/sda3 ext3 9155584 437260 8253244 6% /
    tmpfs tmpfs 481916 0 481916 0% /lib/init/rw
    udev tmpfs 10240 92 10148 1% /dev
    tmpfs tmpfs 481916 0 481916 0% /dev/shm
    /dev/sdb vfat 127476 68548 58928 54% /mnt

    fdisk -l
    Disk /dev/sda: 80.0 GB, 80026361856 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 9729 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0x0f300f2f

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/sda1 1 3406 27358663+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
    /dev/sda2 3407 8571 41487862+ f W95 Ext'd (LBA)
    /dev/sda3 * 8572 9729 9301635 83 Linux
    /dev/sda5 3407 8513 41021946 7 HPFS/NTFS
    /dev/sda6 8514 8571 465853+ 82 Linux swap / Solaris

    /boot/grub/menu.lst
    [[..]]
    # This entry automatically added by the Debian installer for a non-linux OS
    # on /dev/sda1
    title Microsoft Windows XP Professionnel
    root (hd0,0)
    savedefault
    makeactive
    chainloader +1





    umame -a: Linux p310401 2.6.26-1-amd64 #1 SMP Thu Oct 9 14:16:53 UTC 2008 x86_64 GNU/Linux
    /proc/bus/pci/devices: 0000 10de02f0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    /proc/bus/pci/devices: 0001 10de02fa 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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    /proc/bus/pci/devices: 0010 10de02fc 4ff 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 pcieport-driver
    /proc/bus/pci/devices: 0018 10de02fd 4fe 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 pcieport-driver
    /proc/bus/pci/devices: 0020 10de02fb 4fd 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 pcieport-driver
    /proc/bus/pci/devices: 0028 10de0241 5 fc000000 e000000c 0 fb000004 0 0 40000002 1000000 10000000 0 1000000 0 0 20000
    /proc/bus/pci/devices: 0048 10de0270 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    /proc/bus/pci/devices: 0050 10de0260 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    /proc/bus/pci/devices: 0051 10de0264 5 0 0 0 0 1c01 1c41 0 0 0 0 0 40 40 0 nForce2_smbus
    /proc/bus/pci/devices: 0052 10de0272 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    /proc/bus/pci/devices: 0058 10de026d 17 fe02f000 0 0 0 0 0 0 1000 0 0 0 0 0 0 ohci_hcd
    /proc/bus/pci/devices: 0059 10de026e 16 fe02e000 0 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 0 0 0 0 0 ehci_hcd
    /proc/bus/pci/devices: 0068 10de0265 0 1f0 3f6 170 376 f401 0 0 8 0 8 0 10 0 0 AMD_IDE
    /proc/bus/pci/devices: 0070 10de0266 14 9f1 bf1 971 b71 e001 fe02d000 0 8 4 8 4 10 1000 0 sata_nv
    /proc/bus/pci/devices: 0078 10de0267 17 9e1 be1 961 b61 cc01 fe02c000 0 8 4 8 4 10 1000 0 sata_nv
    /proc/bus/pci/devices: 0080 10de026f 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    /proc/bus/pci/devices: 0081 10de026c 16 fe024000 0 0 0 0 0 0 4000 0 0 0 0 0 0 HDA Intel
    /proc/bus/pci/devices: 00a0 10de0269 15 fe02b000 c801 0 0 0 0 0 1000 8 0 0 0 0 0 forcedeth
    /proc/bus/pci/devices: 00c0 10221100 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    /proc/bus/pci/devices: 00c1 10221101 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    /proc/bus/pci/devices: 00c2 10221102 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    /proc/bus/pci/devices: 00c3 10221103 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 k8temp

    /proc/cmdline: root=/dev/sda3 ro quiet

    /proc/cpuinfo: processor : 0
    /proc/cpuinfo: vendor_id : AuthenticAMD
    /proc/cpuinfo: cpu family : 15
    /proc/cpuinfo: model : 79
    /proc/cpuinfo: model name : AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 3200+
    /proc/cpuinfo: stepping : 2
    /proc/cpuinfo: cpu MHz : 2004.173
    /proc/cpuinfo: cache size : 512 KB
    /proc/cpuinfo: fpu : yes
    /proc/cpuinfo: fpu_exception : yes
    /proc/cpuinfo: cpuid level : 1
    /proc/cpuinfo: wp : yes
    /proc/cpuinfo: flags : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush mmx fxsr sse sse2 syscall nx mmxext fxsr_opt rdtscp lm 3dnowext 3dnow rep_good pni cx16 lahf_lm svm extapic cr8_legacy
    /proc/cpuinfo: bogomips : 4012.35
    /proc/cpuinfo: TLB size : 1024 4K pages
    /proc/cpuinfo: clflush size : 64
    /proc/cpuinfo: cache_alignment : 64
    /proc/cpuinfo: address sizes : 40 bits physical, 48 bits virtual
    /proc/cpuinfo: power management: ts fid vid ttp tm stc

    dmidecode: # dmidecode 2.9
    dmidecode: SMBIOS 2.4 present.
    dmidecode: 42 structures occupying 1759 bytes.
    dmidecode: Table at 0x000F0000.
    dmidecode:
    dmidecode: Handle 0x0000, DMI type 0, 24 bytes
    dmidecode: BIOS Information
    dmidecode: Vendor: Phoenix Technologies, LTD
    dmidecode: Version: W7295NP2.107
    dmidecode: Release Date: 07/27/2006
    dmidecode: Address: 0xE0000
    dmidecode: Runtime Size: 128 kB
    dmidecode: ROM Size: 512 kB
    dmidecode: Characteristics:
    dmidecode: ISA is supported
    dmidecode: PCI is supported
    dmidecode: PNP is supported
    dmidecode: APM is supported
    dmidecode: BIOS is upgradeable
    dmidecode: BIOS shadowing is allowed
    dmidecode: Boot from CD is supported
    dmidecode: Selectable boot is supported
    dmidecode: BIOS ROM is socketed
    dmidecode: EDD is supported
    dmidecode: 5.25"/360 KB floppy services are supported (int 13h)
    dmidecode: 5.25"/1.2 MB floppy services are supported (int 13h)
    dmidecode: 3.5"/720 KB floppy services are supported (int 13h)
    dmidecode: 3.5"/2.88 MB floppy services are supported (int 13h)
    dmidecode: Print screen service is supported (int 5h)
    dmidecode: 8042 keyboard services are supported (int 9h)
    dmidecode: Serial services are supported (int 14h)
    dmidecode: Printer services are supported (int 17h)
    dmidecode: CGA/mono video services are supported (int 10h)
    dmidecode: ACPI is supported
    dmidecode: USB legacy is supported
    dmidecode: LS-120 boot is supported
    dmidecode: ATAPI Zip drive boot is supported
    dmidecode: BIOS boot specification is supported
    dmidecode: Function key-initiated network boot is supported
    dmidecode:
    dmidecode: Handle 0x0001, DMI type 1, 27 bytes
    dmidecode: System Information
    dmidecode: Manufacturer: NEC COMPUTERS SAS
    dmidecode: Product Name: POWERMATE VL360
    dmidecode: Version: FDD41798702
    dmidecode: Serial Number: REMOVED
    dmidecode: UUID: REMOVED
    dmidecode: Wake-up Type: Power Switch
    dmidecode: SKU Number:
    dmidecode: Family:
    dmidecode:
    dmidecode: Handle 0x0002, DMI type 2, 8 bytes
    dmidecode: Base Board Information
    dmidecode: Manufacturer:
    dmidecode: Product Name: C51MCP51
    dmidecode: Version:
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    dmidecode:
    dmidecode: Handle 0x0003, DMI type 3, 17 bytes
    dmidecode: Chassis Information
    dmidecode: Manufacturer:
    dmidecode: Type: Desktop
    dmidecode: Lock: Not Present
    dmidecode: Version: ........................
    dmidecode: Serial Number: 50424E
    dmidecode: Asset Tag:
    dmidecode: Boot-up State: Unknown
    dmidecode: Power Supply State: Unknown
    dmidecode: Thermal State: Unknown
    dmidecode: Security Status: Unknown
    dmidecode: OEM Information: 0x00000000
    dmidecode:
    dmidecode: Handle 0x0004, DMI type 4, 35 bytes
    dmidecode: Processor Information
    dmidecode: Socket Designation: Socket M2
    dmidecode: Type: Central Processor
    dmidecode: Family: Athlon 64
    dmidecode: Manufacturer: AMD
    dmidecode: ID: F2 0F 04 00 FF FB 8B 07
    dmidecode: Signature: Family 15, Model 79, Stepping 2
    dmidecode: Flags:
    dmidecode: FPU (Floating-point unit on-chip)
    dmidecode: VME (Virtual mode extension)
    dmidecode: DE (Debugging extension)
    dmidecode: PSE (Page size extension)
    dmidecode: TSC (Time stamp counter)
    dmidecode: MSR (Model specific registers)
    dmidecode: PAE (Physical address extension)
    dmidecode: MCE (Machine check exception)
    dmidecode: CX8 (CMPXCHG8 instruction supported)
    dmidecode: APIC (On-chip APIC hardware supported)
    dmidecode: SEP (Fast system call)
    dmidecode: MTRR (Memory type range registers)
    dmidecode: PGE (Page global enable)
    dmidecode: MCA (Machine check architecture)
    dmidecode: CMOV (Conditional move instruction supported)
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    dmidecode: CLFSH (CLFLUSH instruction supported)
    dmidecode: MMX (MMX technology supported)
    dmidecode: FXSR (Fast floating-point save and restore)
    dmidecode: SSE (Streaming SIMD extensions)
    dmidecode: SSE2 (Streaming SIMD extensions 2)
    dmidecode: Version: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 3200+
    dmidecode: Voltage: 1.4 V
    dmidecode: External Clock: 200 MHz
    dmidecode: Max Speed: 3000 MHz
    dmidecode: Current Speed: 2000 MHz
    dmidecode: Status: Populated, Enabled
    dmidecode: Upgrade: Socket 754
    dmidecode: L1 Cache Handle: 0x000A
    dmidecode: L2 Cache Handle: 0x000B
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    dmidecode: Serial Number:
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  2. Bug#505243: [TEST RC1] Resize NTFS ; windows detection ; Nec VL360

    reassign 505243 debian-cd
    retitle 505243 Multiarch CD directly boots in the amd64 installer
    tags 505243 patch
    thanks

    Quoting Frank Lin PIAT (fpiat@klabs.be):

    > I have a concern regarding the "multiarch CD" :
    > syslinux/isolinux boots the amd-64 installer directly (i.e it doesn't
    > show the menu).
    > I suspect that it isn't the desired behavior. I've had a quick look and
    > I suppose it's because isolinux/isolinux.cfg declares "timeout 0", then
    > amd64text.cfg declares "default64 amd64-install".
    > I assume it can be solved either by:
    > - declaring "timeout 999" in amd64text.cfg
    > or
    > - removing "default64 amd64-install".



    I assume this belongs to debian-cd even though I'm not completely sure
    of this. debian-cd maintainers, please reassign is I'm wrong.

    I'm tagging this bug "patch" as Frankling gave enough informaiton for
    this bug to be easily fixed by anyone enough aware of the right place
    to make the changes..:-)

    Thanks a lot, Franklin. Other issues described in your install report
    have been noted in the release checklist for D-I.


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  3. Processed: Re: Bug#505243: [TEST RC1] Resize NTFS ; windows detection ; Nec VL360

    Processing commands for control@bugs.debian.org:

    > reassign 505243 debian-cd

    Bug#505243: [TEST RC1] Resize NTFS ; windows detection ; Nec VL360
    Bug reassigned from package `installation-reports' to `debian-cd'.

    > retitle 505243 Multiarch CD directly boots in the amd64 installer

    Bug#505243: [TEST RC1] Resize NTFS ; windows detection ; Nec VL360
    Changed Bug title to `Multiarch CD directly boots in the amd64 installer' from `[TEST RC1] Resize NTFS ; windows detection ; Nec VL360'.

    > tags 505243 patch

    Bug#505243: Multiarch CD directly boots in the amd64 installer
    There were no tags set.
    Tags added: patch

    > thanks

    Stopping processing here.

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  4. Bug#505243: [TEST RC1] Resize NTFS ; windows detection ; Nec VL360

    On Tue, 2008-11-11 at 07:51 +0100, Christian Perrier wrote:
    > Quoting Frank Lin PIAT (fpiat@klabs.be):
    >
    > > I have a concern regarding the "multiarch CD" :
    > > syslinux/isolinux boots the amd-64 installer directly (i.e it doesn't
    > > show the menu).
    > > I suspect that it isn't the desired behavior. I've had a quick look and
    > > I suppose it's because isolinux/isolinux.cfg declares "timeout 0", then
    > > amd64text.cfg declares "default64 amd64-install".
    > > I assume it can be solved either by:
    > > - declaring "timeout 999" in amd64text.cfg
    > > or
    > > - removing "default64 amd64-install".


    How thinks works:
    isolinux.bin is loaded. it loads isolinux.cfg and all the "included"
    files. isolinux sees "prompt 0", so it jumps to the action described in
    default (vesamenu.cfg) or default64 (amd-install).

    * The first action is to change default64 to vesamenu.c32 (or just
    remove it completely). See amdtext.cfg.diff


    Now the problem is that there's a bug in isolinux: It is possible to
    specify two different "default" action for boot prompt (Do action
    "vesamenu.c32" the first time, then do action "install").
    This feature isn't possible with default64 (the second action is always
    the same action as the second "default", //or something like that//).

    We have at least three options :

    * Keep that new behaviour (We you press enter in the help screen, you
    launch i386 installation).
    * Apply the patch text.cfg.diff so when a user press "enter" after
    reading the help pages, he/she returns to the GUI menu.
    this can be a problem for people using serial console or some
    floppies according to fjp.
    * Apply the patch text-ifcpu64.diff, which uses ifcpu64.c32[1] to
    automatically choose the good cpu profile.
    (It event seems to automaticaly fallback to 32bit, it the 64bit label
    isn't fount)

    Note: the patch are against an existing Cd, not again the source
    files ;( [I start working on the source files]


    Franklin


    [1] http://syslinux.zytor.com/wiki/index.php/Ifcpu64.c32

    --- scratch pad ---
    To rebuild an ISO iamge, based on extracted files, I have used:
    mkisofs -J -joliet-long -cache-inodes -b isolinux/isolinux.bin -c
    isolinux/boot.cat -no-emul-boot -boot-load-size 4 -boot-info-table
    -o /tmp/test.iso


  5. Bug#505243: [TEST RC1] Resize NTFS ; windows detection ; Nec VL360

    tag 505243 +patch
    thanks

    On Tue, 2008-11-11 at 19:45 +0100, Frank Lin PIAT wrote:
    > On Tue, 2008-11-11 at 07:51 +0100, Christian Perrier wrote:
    > > Quoting Frank Lin PIAT (fpiat@klabs.be):
    > >
    > > > I have a concern regarding the "multiarch CD" :
    > > > syslinux/isolinux boots the amd-64 installer directly (i.e it doesn't
    > > > show the menu).
    > > > I suspect that it isn't the desired behavior.


    > * Apply the patch text-ifcpu64.diff, which uses ifcpu64.c32[1] to
    > automatically choose the good cpu profile.
    > (It event seems to automaticaly fallback to 32bit, it the 64bit label
    > isn't fount)
    >
    > Note: the patch are against an existing Cd, not again the source
    > files ;( [I start working on the source files]


    Here's a proper patch against SVN repository:

    I'll try to build a CD, and test it tomorrow on some computers at work.

    Franklin



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