As I said in my previous post. I have gotten tired of Ubuntu and am in the process of going back to a standard Debian install. This is the first time after a lot of years that I am installing Debian from scratch on my system, before this the last Debian version I installed from base was version 3. What I have been doing recently is that I boot off a Kanotix CD (Live CD based on Debian) and write that to the drive. Once that was done I would point the system to Debian repositories and then do an upgrade.
This time I decided to do a plain install, so I downloaded the “Debian GNU/Linux testing “Squeeze” – Official Snapshot i386 CD Binary-1 20091221-04:49″ from the Debian site and burned it to a disk. I downloaded this version instead of the Stable snapshot because I was anyways going to upgrade to Testing so this should save me some time in downloading new/updated packages.
I hit a couple of issues during the install which might be because I was using the testing snapshot but can’t be sure:
1. The graphical install didn’t work. If just gave me an error when I tried to run it. So I did a text install, which worked fine
2. After the install completed, I found that grub was not installed correctly. If kept giving me an error that grub_printf was undefined. To fix this, I booted the system off the installation CD in ‘Rescue Mode’ and told the system to reinstall grub on the main harddrive. That fixed that issue.
Other than that I had no issues installing Debian on my system. All built-in devices have been working ok so far. Will post more on any issues I hit during customization etc later.