Simple: list here the tests that you've done on the images you've downloaded. Help us make the Wheezy release the best one ever!

We need to know, for each test:

Thanks for your help! :-)

We will be co-ordinating on IRC (#debian-cd on irc.debian.org) to ensure that we cover the stuff we want, and to avoid duplication of efforts.

As we build images during release day, they will appear at http://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/.wheezy_release . Please do not publicise this too widely, and if you're reading this page to get early access to our images BE AWARE that anything found there is not considered to be a released image and may be replaced without warning.

Here it is! http://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/release/7.0.0/

Remember to verify physical install media before you start testing it!

Our preferred list of tests to be run is below. Please take a test and run it. First priority: if you have uncommon (i.e. non-x86 hardware), please start testing that first! Otherwise, pick the first one that's not already claimed. If there's nothing that suits, please make up another test and add that then run it.

To claim a test, edit this page and add your name/nick next to it with a time in UTC and INPROGRESS. Once you're done, change INPROGRESS to SUCCESS or FAILURE. Let's try to avoid duplication of effort!

If you do need to list a failure report, please file a bug against installation-reports immediately and tell us more on irc. It's possible that we may need to rebuild some of the CDs or DVDs based on feedback here; other bugs found may just end up being listed in errata. Either way, we need to know ASAP.

Specific things we want to check for:

Boot time

debian-installer

After installation

Finally

List of wanted tests

If the field isn't specified please decide what option to use yourself and note it down for reporting.

If you are able to test more than one combination please pick the most obscure first. Likewise, if you can use IPV6 please do so as most people will typically use IPV4 with DHCP clients.

The aim is to get the best spread of all possible options so if you can test an encrypted file system on top of SW RAID and LVM please do!

We'll try and keep track of test coverage achived and post often...

Wanted Tests

Test Number

Claim

Image

Install Mode

Disk

FileSystem

Desktop

Networking

Language

Arch used (for multi-arch)

Boot method (UEFI or BIOS)

Hardware

Comments

001

SUCCESS ?RattusRattus

debian-7.0.0-amd64-i386-netinst.iso

Text

Simple Disk

EXT4

Gnome

IPV4 DHCP

UK English

i386

BIOS

QEMU/KDE

Gnome3 failed to load, using fallback

001a

SUCCESS ?RattusRattus

debian-7.0.0-amd64-i386-netinst.iso

Graphical

SW RAID

BTRFS

Gnome

IPV4 DHCP

UK English

amd64

BIOS

Virtual Box

Gnome3 failed to load, using fallback

002

SUCCESS ?RattusRattus

debian-7.0.0-amd64-CD-1.iso

Graphical

LVM + SW RAID

XFS

Gnome

IPV4 static

UK English

QEMU/KDE

nome3 failed to load, using fallback

002a

SUCCESS ?RattusRattus

debian-7.0.0-amd64-CD-1.iso

Graphical

LVM + SW RAID

XFS

Gnome

IPV4 static

UK English

amd64

BIOS

QEMU/KDE

Gnome3 failed to load, using fallback

002b

SUCCESS Sledge

debian-7.0.0-amd64-CD-1.iso

Text

Simple Disk

EXT4

Gnome

IPv4/DHCP

English

UEFI

KVM

amd64

all successful

003

SUCCESS ?BernhardSchmidt

debian-7.0.0-amd64-kde-CD-1.iso

Text

LVM

JFS

KDE

IPv6/SLAAC

German

amd64

BIOS

kvm

004

SUCCESS ?RattusRattus

debian-7.0.0-amd64-lxde-CD-1.iso

Graphical

SW RAID

BTRFS

LXDE

IPV4 DHCP

UK English

amd64

BIOS

Virtual Box

005

SUCCESS ?FabriceAeschbacher

debian-7.0.0-amd64-netinst.iso

Graphical

Encrypted Volume

EXT4

XFCE

IP V4/DHCP

French

amd64

BIOS

Virtual Box

006

SUCCESS jmw

debian-7.0.0-amd64-xfce-CD-1.iso

Both

Simple Disk

EXT4

XFCE

v4/DHCP

en_GB

BIOS

kvm

007

SUCCESS-ish ?RattusRattus

debian-7.0.0-amd64-DVD-1.iso

Text

Simple Disk

BTRFS

KDE

IPV4 DHCP

UK English

amd64

BIOS

QEMU/KVM

Very Slow abandoned before installation compleated,

007a

SUCCESS Sledge

debian-7.0.0-amd64-DVD-1.iso

Text

Simple Disk

EXT4

Gnome

IPv4/DHCP

English

amd64

UEFI

kvm

008

SUCCESS HdB

debian-7.0.0-i386-CD-1.iso

Graphical

Simple Disk

XFS

Gnome

IP V4 / DHCP

Dutch

i386

BIOS

Virtual Box

009

SUCCESS Sledge

debian-7.0.0-i386-kde-CD-1.iso

Text

LVM + SW RAID

XFS

KDE

IPv4/DHCP

en_GB

i386

BIOS

kvm

010

SUCCESS jmw

debian-7.0.0-i386-lxde-CD-1.iso

Text

LVM

JFS

LXDE

IP Version / DHCP?

language used

BIOS

kvm

Needed >1G ram to get functioning desktop

011

SUCCESS-ish Sledge

debian-7.0.0-i386-netinst.iso

Graphical

SW RAID

BTRFS

LXDE

IPv4/DHCP

en_GB

i386

BIOS

kvm

btrfs is shockingly slow; simple installation worked ok, but aborted the full desktop installation. Life is too short

012

SUCCESS ?StevenChamberlain

debian-7.0.0-i386-xfce-CD-1.iso

Text

Encrypted Volume, on HW RAID

EXT4, separate partitions

XFCE

offline (rightly prompted for non-free NIC firmware, but proceeded without)

en_GB

P4 i686, 2-way SMP

BIOS

Compaq ?ProLiant DL360 (G1)

default Xorg video mode unsuitable for my CRT monitor; lightdm is still functional and managed to log in

013

SUCCESS ?RattusRattus

debian-7.0.0-i386-DVD-1.iso

Graphical

Simple Disk

EXT4

XFCE

IPV4 DHCP

UK English

i386

BIOS

Virtual Box

014

SUCCESS NeilWilliams

debian-7.0.0-powerpc-CD-1.iso

Text

LVM + SW RAID

EXT4

Gnome

IPV4 DHCP

English UK

Mac Mini

015

INPROGRESS NeilWilliams

debian-7.0.0-powerpc-kde-CD-1.iso

Text

LVM

XFS

KDE

IPV4 DHCP

English UK

Mac Mini

016

Claimed NeilWilliams

debian-7.0.0-powerpc-lxde-CD-1.iso

Text

SW RAID

JFS

LXDE

IPV4 DHCP

English UK

Mac Mini

017

Claimed NeilWilliams

debian-7.0.0-powerpc-netinst.iso

Text

Encrypted Volume

File System Used

Desktop Used

IPV4 DHCP

English UK

Mac Mini

018

Claimed NeilWilliams

debian-7.0.0-powerpc-xfce-CD-1.iso

Text

Simple Disk

File System Used

XFCE

IP Version / DHCP?

English UK

Mac Mini

019

Claimed NeilWilliams

debian-7.0.0-powerpc-DVD-1.iso

Graphical

LVM + SW RAID

File System Used

KDE

IP Version / DHCP?

English UK

Mac Mini

020

SUCCESS-ish Axel Beckert

debian-7.0.0-sparc-CD-1.iso

Text

LVM

ext4 / ext2

Gnome

no network

de_CH

sparc

OpenPROM

Tritec ESU450 (2x ?UltraSparc II, SCSI)

boot resulted in shutdown due to (claimed) temperature issues

021

Unclaimed

debian-7.0.0-sparc-kde-CD-1.iso

Graphical

SW RAID

File System Used

KDE

IP Version / DHCP?

language used

022

Unclaimed

debian-7.0.0-sparc-lxde-CD-1.iso

Text

Encrypted File System

File System Used

LXDE

IP Version / DHCP?

language used

023

Unclaimed

debian-7.0.0-sparc-netinst.iso

Graphical

Simple Disk

BTRFS

Desktop Used

IP Version / DHCP?

language used

024

Unclaimed

debian-7.0.0-sparc-xfce-CD-1.iso

Text

LVM + SW RAID

BTRFS

Desktop Used

IP Version / DHCP?

language used

025

Unclaimed

debian-7.0.0-sparc-DVD-1.iso

Graphical

LVM

XFS

Desktop Used

IP Version / DHCP?

language used

026

SUCCESS ?StevenChamberlain

debian-7.0.0-kfreebsd-amd64-lxde-CD-1.iso

Text

SW Raid

ZFS

LXDE

IPv4 / DHCP

en_GB

amd64

BIOS

Virtual Box

wasn't given choice of desktop in expert mode, got XFCE (the kfreebsd default); DHCP didn't set the proper netmask; on first attempt, text d-i and shells froze during base system install, perhaps because 1280MB insufficient for ZFS (4GB is recommended for amd64) whereas 2560MB worked; may also be instability of the Virtual Box host system (wheezy, linux 3.2); lightdm doesn't let me shut down! ACPI shutdown works; shutdown initscripts slow due to #664812

027

SUCCESS berni

debian-7.0.0-kfreebsd-amd64-netinst.iso

Text

single partition

UFS

standard, no desktop

IPv4/DHCP

language used?

KVM

very slow - due to UFS without softupdates?

028

SUCCESS ?FabriceAeschbacher

debian-7.0.0-kfreebsd-amd64-xfce-CD-1.iso

Text

Simple Disk

ufs

XFCE

IP V4/DHCP

French

amd64

BIOS

Virtual Box

029

Unclaimed

debian-7.0.0-kfreebsd-amd64-DVD-1.iso

Graphical

Disk used

File System Used

Desktop Used

IP Version / DHCP?

language used

030

BaptisteJ semi-SUCCESS

debian-7.0.0-kfreebsd-i386-lxde-CD-1.iso

Text

Simple disk

Default UFS

lxde

DHCP

fr_FR

i386

BIOS

qemu on Windows

keep all default choice in the text installer, but it install xfce !

031

SUCCESS dozi

debian-7.0.0-kfreebsd-i386-netinst.iso

text

Simple Disk

UFS

XFCE

IPV4/DHCP

English

i386

BIOS

Virtual Box

(virtual) mouse didn't work

032

SUCCESS ?StevenChamberlain

debian-7.0.0-kfreebsd-i386-xfce-CD-1.iso

Text

HW RAID, cpqarray

ZFS root, UFS /boot

XFCE

offline (rightly prompted for non-free NIC firmware, but proceeded without)

en_GB

P4 i686, 2-way SMP

BIOS

Compaq ?ProLiant DL360 (G1)

GRUB issue with cpqarray HW RAID, wanted to install to /dev/idad, should be /dev/idad0; doesn't eject CD-ROM at end of install (linux does); default Xorg video mode unsuitable for my CRT monitor; lightdm is still functional and managed to log in; PS/2 mouse working; ACPI shutdown button works; note for ERRATA: ignore the harmless warning about invalid ioctl, which affects HW RAIDs, not just IDE

033

Unclaimed

debian-7.0.0-kfreebsd-i386-DVD-1.iso

Graphical

Disk Used

File System Used

Desktop Used

IP Version / DHCP?

language used

034

Unclaimed

debian-7.0.0-ia64-netinst.iso

Text

Disk Used

File System Used

Desktop Used

IP Version / DHCP?

language used

035

Unclaimed

debian-7.0.0-s390-netinst.iso

Graphical

Disk Used

File System Used

Desktop Used

IP Version / DHCP?

language used

036

Unclaimed

debian-7.0.0-s390x-netinst.iso

Text

Disk Used

File System Used

Desktop Used

IP Version / DHCP?

language used

037

Unclaimed

debian-7.0.0-mips-netinst.iso

Text

Disk Used

File System Used

Desktop Used

IP Version / DHCP?

language used

039

SUCCESS NeilWilliams

debian-7.0.0-amd64-i386-netinst.iso

Graphical

Simple Disk

EXT4

Gnome (fallback)

IPV4 DHCP

UK English

amd64

BIOS

VB

fallback

040

SUCCESS NeilWilliams

debian-7.0.0-amd64-i386-netinst.iso

text

sep. partitions

EXT4

standard

IPV4 DHCP

UK English

i386

BIOS

VB

nondesktop

041

PARTIAL SUCCESS Sledge

debian-7.0.0-i386-amd64-source-DVD-1.iso

text

standard guided partitions

EXT4

kde

IPV4 DHCP

UK English

amd64

UEFI

qemu-kvm

Got Gnome desktop instead - m-a DVD ran out of space to include alternative desktops ERRATA

042

SUCCESS NeilWilliams

debian-7.0.0-amd64-i386-netinst.iso

text

sep. partitions

EXT4

XFCE4

IPV4 DHCP

UK English

i386

BIOS

VB

give it more than 8Gb

043

INPROGRESS jcristau

debian-7.0.0-amd64-i386-netinst.iso

text (speech)

sep. /home

ext4/btrfs

gnome

ipv4 dhcp

french

amd64

BIOS

kvm

044

SUCCESS Neil Williams

debian-7.0.0-i386-xfce-CD-1.iso

Text

guided, sep. /home

EXT4

XFCE

IPV4 DHCP?

UK English

BIOS

VB

045

SUCCESS NeilWilliams

debian-7.0.0-amd64-i386-netinst.iso

text

sep. /home

EXT4

standard

IPV4 DHCP

UK English

i386

BIOS

VB

nondesktop

046

SUCCESS NeilWilliams

debian-7.0.0-amd64-netinst.iso

Text

Encrypted Volume

EXT4

non-desktop

IPV4/DHCP

UK English

i386 | BIOS

Virtual Box

047

SUCCESS NeilWilliams

debian-7.0.0-powerpc-CD-1.iso

Text

Guided

EXT4

non desktop

IPV4DHCP

English UK

Mac Mini

048

SUCCESS ?FrankBergkemper

debian-7.0.0-amd64-netinst.iso

Text

Simple Disk

EXT4

Gnome

IPV4 DHCP

German

amd64

BIOS

Gnome3 failed to load, using fallback

049

FAILURE ?StevenChamberlain

debian-7.0.0-mipsel-netinst.iso

loongson-2f

pre-existing GRUB2

Lemote Yeeloong

There's no d-i on this media!

050

SUCCESS ?FrankBergkemper

debian-7.0.0-powerpc-netinst.iso

Text

Guided

EXT4

none

IPV4 DHCP

German

PowerPC

Yaboot

G4

boot parameter video=ofonly needed

051

SUCCESS ?BrianChamberlain

debian-7.0.0-amd64

Text

VMWare Fusion Disk

EXT4

Gnome

IPV4 DHCP

UK English

AMD64

BIOS

Core i7 iMac via Fusion

Smooth as silk!

Errata

(Collected from the notes above)

* DVDs may install the GNOME desktop environment, even if a different one was chosen at the boot menu

* Installing linux on btrfs seems extraordinarily slow.

* Installing kfreebsd on ufs may be slow.

* The partitioner on kfreebsd may show a harmless warning about invalid ioctl for a device; choose 'Ignore' to proceed.

* mipsel: the CD/DVD install media are not bootable, and do not contain d-i - only packages.

Non-install media issues

(Please file bugs if someone hasn't already)

d-i/partman: please warn the user if trying to put /boot inside a manually-created encrypted LVM; otherwise GRUB will fail at the very end of the install process.

sparc: could use more testing to make sure an installed system is bootable.

kfreebsd: when creating ZFS logical volumes, the suggested size may be up to ~100MB larger than usable free space in the pool.

kfreebsd: DHCP client does not set proper netmask.

kfreebsd: lightdm not showing the shutdown option.

kfreebsd: slow shutdown if NFS packages installed. 664812

kfreebsd: partition table type 'bsd' does not work (default is 'msdos').