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Old 02-27-2009, 04:04 PM   #1
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Found my first Lenny install bug.

It seems Lenny doesn't like something with the Adaptec 2400A RAID controller.

Install went flawlessly up till the end, and then grub failed to install.. and when I say failed to install I mean it wasn't installed on the system at all. At first I thought it was just failing to install to the mbr of the drive but that was not the case. A bit of searching found people with this issue in the past when using this controller.

I used the Supergrub boot disk to get the installed system to boot,

then I did the following

aptitude update
aptitude install grub
grub-install /dev/i2o/hda

System boots perfectly well now, although one or two other items from the install weren't right. root had a blank password and the user I created during install didn't exist. easy enough to fix but..

I should probably file a bug report.. Is there an install log anywhere on my system that might have captured what happened ?

Last edited by farslayer; 02-27-2009 at 11:38 PM.
Old 02-27-2009, 05:17 PM   #2
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Not sure if you can get the install stuff you need now or not. But from the release notes, you might find some of the notable files from the upgrade. You may have missed out if you didn't script the upgrade or install...

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Old 02-27-2009, 11:49 PM   #3
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It was a new install so no it wasn't scripted.. can you script a fresh install ?

I saw how the scripting is done for an upgrade in tolimars blog a while back.

OK just found the info below.. now I just have to look at that system again and see if any of those logs exist..
Error messages and logs are redirected to the fourth console. You can access this console by pressing Left Alt-F4 (hold the left Alt key while pressing the F4 function key); get back to the main installer process with Left Alt-F1.

These messages can also be found in /var/log/syslog. After installation, this log is copied to /var/log/installer/syslog on your new system. Other installation messages may be found in /var/log/ during the installation, and /var/log/installer/ after the computer has been booted into the installed system.
Damn I forgot I ran out of time today. I got the system up just before 5:00, but I never installed the ssh daemon on the box. I have to wait till Monday before I can look at it again, since I am unable to hit it remotely.

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