RE: bootstrap (was Slink install on Falcon ....)
Here is a summary of my install steps and my setup. I should have provided
this from the start. My apologies.
Stock Falcon 030 with clock mod. (CenTurbo IIB is in the mail!)
14M RAM Atari Memory board
Stock 80M IDE harddrive Partitions C-F
Two 202M SCSI 2 drives. SCSI ID 0 & 1
One NEC CDR-73 SCSI CD ROM Drive. SCSI ID 2
I tried to install several times and the machine kept locking up. I finally
removed the CD ROM driver and that didn't help. I read the list archives
and saw where Roman talked about running in 16 color mode made things run
better. This was my problem as I was running in 256 color mode.
I used HD Driver to partition my two SCSI drives:
/dev/hdb1 is 32M of swap (partition ID SWP)
/dev/hdb2 (the rest of the disk) is / (root)
/dev/hda2 is usr. I tried to use the whole disk but found out it wasn't
recognized by the install program. I searched the list Archives (See I do
read some!) and saw where there was a bug and that I had to create a small
partition (I used it for TOS) in order for the install program to "see" it.
Next I used PARC to transfer the install.lzh file from my PC.
I unarchived everything to the Debian directory.
I followed the install.txt directions in the disks-m68k/current/atari
When it came time to configure modules I didn't configure any. I did as the
instructions said and just exited out of the screen and continued.
I didn't configure any network stuff. Gave the machine a name and answered
'no' to the question are you connected ...
I edited the bootargs file in the C:\Debian directory to -k linux
I double click on bootstra.prg and linux boots and everything looks pretty
good until I get the following lines:
Root-NFS: Unable to open at least one network device
Root-NFS: Unable to contact NFS server for root fs, using /dev/fd0
VFS: Insert root floppy and press ENTER
And that is the whole story!
I have traced my steps and the only thing I can think of that deviated from
the instructions was the following:
I unarchived the install.lzh into the Debian directory and not in the C:\
This is the only detail I can think of that is not exactly like the
install.txt says. I don't know if this could make a difference or not.
From: Michael Schmitz [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Thursday, March 09, 2000 12:22 PM
To: Brian Hutchinson (EUS)
Subject: Re: bootstrap (was Slink install on Falcon ....)
> I replaced my bootargs with:
> -k linux root=/dev/sdb2 video=keep
> Hope that clears some things up.
> No I didn't use yyyy. I'm not THAT dumb. Well almost :)
Ok, in that case please post a more detailed description of your
configuration (what other disks, how partitioned?).