Debian i386 installation reports

Overview

Some Debian i386 installation tests on real non-amd64-capable i386 hardware.

Command to reduce screenshot size: for i in sub/*.jpg; do convert "${i}" -scale 50% -quality 60 "$(basename "$i")_downscaled.jpg"; done

Command to assemble screenshots: { find -type f -name '*.jpg' | sort | while read -r line; do printf '<img src="data:image/jpeg;base64,%s" alt="%s"/><br/>\n' "$(base64 < "$line" | tr -d "\n")" "$line"; done; } > html.html

Debian 10 buster (stable)

debian-live-10.7.0-i386-lxde.iso

https://wiki.debian.org/Teams/DebianCD/ReleaseTesting/Buster_r7

Test Number 1105a
Claim PASSED
Image debian-live-10.7.0-i386-lxde.iso
ISO SHA-256 c9dfac9e9461df6967fd79b43220277cbf53185cd91cf962d76401b8e497dc2d
Boot method BIOS
Test Details - Start Live Image
  - Install using DI (simple ext4 + Network IPv4 DHCP eth)
  - Could not test Calamares (too little memory)
X-Hardware masysma-4
X-Date 2020/12/21

debian-live-10.7.0-i386-standard.iso

Test Number 1106d
Claim PASSED
Image debian-live-10.7.0-i386-standard.iso
ISO SHA-256 d2f1a740c25158a9dda58e0d060efccf077074a0a799efb7a0143727f9c2076a
Boot method BIOS
Test Details - Start Live Image
  - Install using DI (simple ext4 + Network IPv4 DHCP eth)
X-Hardware masysma-4
X-Date 2020/12/21
Test Number 1106d
Claim PASSED
Image debian-live-10.7.0-i386-standard.iso
ISO SHA-256 d2f1a740c25158a9dda58e0d060efccf077074a0a799efb7a0143727f9c2076a
Boot method BIOS
Test Details - Start Live Image
X-Hardware masysma-6
X-Date 2020/12/21

debian-live-10.8.0-i386-lxde.iso

https://wiki.debian.org/Teams/DebianCD/ReleaseTesting/Buster_r8

Test Number 1105ac
Claim PASSED
Image debian-live-10.8.0-i386-lxde.iso
ISO SHA-256 f96122a9844b9fd40c73c288b7e642e1b68fc1b89435cd8303ab7f236ec978e7
Boot method BIOS
Test Details - Start Live Image (a)
  - Install using DI (a, simple ext4 + Network IPv4 DHCP eth)
  - Install using Calamares (c)
X-Hardware masysma-2
X-Date 2021/02/06

debian-live-10.8.0-i386-kde.isoo

Test Number 1105abc
Claim PASSED
Image debian-live-10.8.0-i386-kde.iso
ISO SHA-256 a5ce901837fb125573d3252d3bf27359a07a0b367189b5932e331170f8326686
Boot method BIOS
Test Details - Install using DI (a, masysma-2)
  - Start Live Image (b, masysma-6, fails on masysma-2)
  - Install using Calamares (c, masysma-6)
X-Hardware masysma-2, masysma-6
X-Date 2021/02/07

Tests on masysma-2

Tests on masysma-6

debian-live-10.9.0-i386-lxqt.iso

https://wiki.debian.org/Teams/DebianCD/ReleaseTesting/Buster_r9

Test Number 1106ac
Claim PASSWD
Image debian-live-10.9.0-i386-lxqt.iso
ISO SHA-256 31a84b7f93cf0fef2f4d25c7bc1544b24b002390e817f40864196830b49e06bc
Boot method BIOS
Test Details - Start Live Image (a)
  - Install using DI (a, simple ext4 + Network IPv4 DHCP eth)
  - Install using Calamares (c)
X-Hardware masysma-2
X-Date 2021/03/27

Tests on masysma-2

debian-live-10.9.0-i386-lxde.iso

Test Number 1105ac
Claim PASSED
Image debian-live-10.9.0-i386-lxde.iso
ISO SHA-256 7548c2e4ae54dfb6c44f225a696128a8e084b044edd361faafe1ff5979723adf
Boot method BIOS
Test Details - Start Live Image (a)
  - Install using DI (a, simple ext4 + Network IPv4 DHCP eth)
  - Install using Calamares (c)
X-Hardware masysma-2
X-Date 2021/03/27

Tests on masysma-2

debian-live-10.9.0-i386-standard.iso

Test Number 1106a
Claim PASSED
Image debian-live-10.9.0-i386-standard.iso
ISO SHA-256 201c55b7e736352c6477ad4e10d10c68fd8b5c4c22172d77e3c3d39f21c9c873
Boot method BIOS
Test Details - Start Live Image (a)
  - Install using DI (a, simple ext4 + Network IPv4 DHCP eth)
X-Hardware masysma-2
X-Date 2021/03/27

debian-live-10.9.0-i386-mate.iso

Test Number 1103abc
Claim PASSED
Image debian-live-10.9.0-i386-mate.iso
ISO SHA-256 2e265536b7ad8d9afe837b6440d57c6f31012675bc8d048b56d585adb0194290
Boot method BIOS
Test Details - Install using DI (a, no network, btrfs, encrypted!)
  - Start Live Image (b)
  - Install using Calamares (c)
X-Hardware masysma-2
X-Date 2021/03/27

Tests on masysma-2

Debian 11 bullseye (testing)

debian-bullseye-DI-alpha3-i386-netinst.iso

Test Number (unassigned)
Claim PASSED
Image debian-bullseye-DI-alpha3-i386-netinst.iso
ISO SHA-256 62e43e3835fdc2f996201f8aef336827bfb7a7c8a2158290f8ee1c1e4efd12e0
Install Mode Text
Disk simple disk: single fs
FileSystem ext4
Desktop None
Net Enabled
Language Locale: en_US.UTF-8 / Keyboard: de
Arch used i386
Boot method BIOS
Hardware masysma-6
Comments boot from real CD, non-expert install
X-Date 2020/12/21

Machines

Note: syssheet output was obtained before doing the clean installs described before.

Ma_Sys.ma 2 (masysma-2)

hp Compaq d530 CMT

┌─────── System Sheet Script 1.2.6, Copyright (c) 2012-2020 Ma_Sys.ma ─────────┐
│ linux-fan (id 1000) on screen                   Debian GNU/Linux 10 (buster) │
│ Linux 4.19.0-14-686                                                     i686 │
│ 07.02.2021 12:56:35                                                masysma-2 │
│ up 9 min,  4 users,  load avg: 0.25, 0.56, 0.42                  377/994 MiB │
│ 1 Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.80GHz                                          │
├────────────────────────────────── Network ───────────────────────────────────┤
│ Interface                      Sent/MiB  Received/MiB                Address │
│ enp5s2                                0           127       192.168.1.109/24 │
├─────────────────────────────── File systems ─────────────────────────────────┤
│ Mountpoint                     Used/GiB        Of/GiB             Percentage │
│ /                                     8           143                     6% │
├─────────────────────────────────── Users ────────────────────────────────────┤
│ Username     MEM/MiB            Top/MEM      CPU          Top/CPU   Time/min │
│ linux-fan         39            systemd     0.4%            tmux:          0 │
│ systemd-tim+       3    systemd-timesyn       0%  systemd-timesyn          0 │
└──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────┘

/proc/cpuinfo

processor       : 0
vendor_id       : GenuineIntel
cpu family      : 15
model           : 3
model name      : Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.80GHz
stepping        : 4
microcode       : 0xc
cpu MHz         : 2793.129
cache size      : 1024 KB
physical id     : 0
siblings        : 1
core id         : 0
cpu cores       : 1
apicid          : 0
initial apicid  : 0
fdiv_bug        : no
f00f_bug        : no
coma_bug        : no
fpu             : yes
fpu_exception   : yes
cpuid level     : 5
wp              : yes
flags           : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm pbe constant_tsc pebs bts cpuid pni dtes64 monitor ds_cpl cid xtpr
bugs            : cpu_meltdown spectre_v1 spectre_v2 spec_store_bypass l1tf mds swapgs itlb_multihit
bogomips        : 5586.25
clflush size    : 64
cache_alignment : 128
address sizes   : 36 bits physical, 32 bits virtual
power management:

Ma_Sys.ma 4 (masysma-4)

┌─────── System Sheet Script 1.2.1, Copyright (c) 2012-2018 Ma_Sys.ma ─────────┐
│ linux-fan (id 1000) on rxvt-unicode-256color    Debian GNU/Linux 10 (buster) │
│ Linux 4.19.0-5-686-pae                                                  i686 │
│ 21.12.2020 20:39:29                                                masysma-4 │
│ up 3 min,  1 user,  load avg: 1.16, 1.25, 0.55                   129/429 MiB │
│ 1 Intel(R) Pentium(R) M processor 1.60GHz                                    │
├────────────────────────────────── Network ───────────────────────────────────┤
│ Interface                      Sent/MiB  Received/MiB                Address │
│ enp2s0                                0             0       192.168.1.111/24 │
│ wlp6s2                                0             0                        │
├─────────────────────────────── File systems ─────────────────────────────────┤
│ Mountpoint                     Used/GiB        Of/GiB             Percentage │
│ /                                    14            34                    44% │
├─────────────────────────────────── Users ────────────────────────────────────┤
│ Username     MEM/MiB            Top/MEM      CPU          Top/CPU   Time/min │
│ root             238            glances     8.6%          glances          0 │
│ www-data          33            apache2       0%          apache2          0 │
│ linux-fan         32            systemd      14%             bash          0 │
│ messagebus         4        dbus-daemon     0.2%      dbus-daemon          0 │
└──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────┘

/proc/cpuinfo

processor   : 0
vendor_id   : GenuineIntel
cpu family  : 6
model       : 13
model name  : Intel(R) Pentium(R) M processor 1.60GHz
stepping    : 8
microcode   : 0x20
cpu MHz     : 1600.000
cache size  : 2048 KB
physical id : 0
siblings    : 1
core id     : 0
cpu cores   : 1
apicid      : 0
initial apicid  : 0
fdiv_bug    : no
f00f_bug    : no
coma_bug    : no
fpu     : yes
fpu_exception   : yes
cpuid level : 2
wp      : yes
flags       : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss tm pbe bts cpuid est tm2
bugs        : cpu_meltdown spectre_v1 spectre_v2 spec_store_bypass l1tf mds swapgs itlb_multihit
bogomips    : 3192.11
clflush size    : 64
cache_alignment : 64
address sizes   : 32 bits physical, 32 bits virtual
power management:

Ma_Sys.ma 6 (masysma-6)

┌─────── System Sheet Script 1.2.1, Copyright (c) 2012-2018 Ma_Sys.ma ─────────┐
│ linux-fan (id 1000) on rxvt-unicode-256color    Debian GNU/Linux 10 (buster) │
│ Linux 4.19.0-6-686                                                      i686 │
│ 21.12.2020 20:37:32                                                masysma-6 │
│ up 6 min,  1 user,  load avg: 0.86, 1.03, 0.64                  230/1002 MiB │
│ 1 Intel(R) Pentium(R) M processor 1500MHz                                    │
├────────────────────────────────── Network ───────────────────────────────────┤
│ Interface                      Sent/MiB  Received/MiB                Address │
│ eth0                                  0             0       192.168.1.129/24 │
├─────────────────────────────── File systems ─────────────────────────────────┤
│ Mountpoint                     Used/GiB        Of/GiB             Percentage │
│ /                                    19            35                    57% │
├─────────────────────────────────── Users ────────────────────────────────────┤
│ Username     MEM/MiB            Top/MEM      CPU          Top/CPU   Time/min │
│ root             149           libvirtd     6.9%  updatedb.mlocat          0 │
│ linux-fan         32            systemd      11%             bash          0 │
│ messagebus         4        dbus-daemon       0%      dbus-daemon          0 │
│ ntp                3               ntpd       0%             ntpd          0 │
└──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────┘

Test Procedures

Live CDs

Installation


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Created: 2020/12/21 14:19:41 | Revised: 2021/03/28 00:25:13 | Tags: debian, i386, installation, report, blog | Version: 1.0.1 | SRC (Pandoc MD) | GPL

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