[Frugalware-bugs] [FBTS] #3264: installation bugs
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Sun Jul 27 19:35:07 CEST 2008
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User who did this - Richard (richard)
Attached to Project - Frugalware
Summary - installation bugs
Task Type - Bug Report
Category - Applications
Status - Unconfirmed
Assigned To -
Operating System - i686
Severity - Critical
Priority - Normal
Reported Version - -current
Due in Version - Undecided
Due Date - Undecided
Details - I recently installed Frugalware-0.9pre2 into a virtualbox virtual machine. I encountered two major bugs that would prevent many from being able to successfully complete an installation.
First, selecting the KDE package set caused the installation of the first cd to fail. (As a side note, I decided to do this installation with only the first cd image.) It seems to me that some KDE packages on the first disk are dependent on some of the packages on the second disk. In my opinion, this is what caused the first disk to fail. By deselecting the KDE, Gnome, and Xfce4 package sets, I was able to get the install to succeed. (I'm not sure if Gnome or Xfce4 suffer from the same problem as KDE here. I deselected them simply since I didn't care to install them during the initial install.)
Second, the grub install failed - leaving me to boot my new virtual pc into nothing more than a black screen. By modifying the boot options of the install cd, I was able to then boot into my new virtual pc system. Once in, I found neither grubconfig or grub-install would properly install grub. I recall grub-install complaining about no device for /boot. I hadn't created a seperate /boot partition since I installed into a vm with only about 10G of virtual HD space. Therefore I wound up reinstalling - setting up a seperate /boot partition this time. This time, I had the same problems as previously with the install, leaving me once again to use the installation disk to boot into the system. This time, running grubconfig would segfault. Using grub-install managed to work though.
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