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install/38453: install crash

>Number:         38453
>Category:       install
>Synopsis:       install crash
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       critical
>Priority:       high
>Responsible:    install-manager
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Thu Apr 17 19:35:00 +0000 2008
>Originator:     MandrakeRoot
>Release:        4
toshiba satellite m  series laptop. i386 4.0 distro
I have attempted to install netbsd 4.0 on a partition (not a dedicated drive ) 
and encountered these problems :

The fdisk program ( or whatever its name is) from the install outputs some 
strange symbols in the fdisk table under the  the column " boot menu " - it is 
the column in which the name of the partition should be displayed  (ie NetBSd , 
linux, Windows etc).

Then during the install process it crashes after outputting some error messages 
concerning disk space.

Digging deeper i found these. The iso ,although matched through checksums with 
the code on your website - ergo correctly downloaded - does not provide the 
same checksum with the burnt cd. And it's not a problem with my cd-burner (eg 
another distro from openbsd matches). And watching the install behavior i 
suspect it is a distro error as i remember installing a few years ago on the 
same machine(and similar disk layout) another netbsd and it went ok through the 
install process. I have used gnome 2 tools to burn the iso.

this is the iso checksum: ok as you can see 

sha512sum downloads/i386cd-4.0.iso 

this is the checksum from the cdrom :

dd if=/dev/cdrom bs=2048 count=123641 |sha512sum 
123641+0 records in
123641+0 records out
253216768 bytes (253 MB) copied, 121.937 seconds, 2.1 MB/s

as you can see they don't match

but, interesting enough :

 dd if=downloads/i386cd-4.0.iso bs=2048 count=123641 |sha512sum 
123641+0 records in
123641+0 records out

reading the iso with the same parameters as the cd brings out the same checksum 
: -definitely not a write error. I'm not a unix guru, maybe they're supposed to 
be this way, but nonetheless the install crashes so i thought i'd let you know.



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