Re: Alpha Boot Floppies: new version
Doug Larrick <email@example.com> writes:
> Quoting Falk Hueffner <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
> > That's really good news. I couldn't get bootp to work, so I
> > couldn't test it. There were some suspicious hacks in the
> > previous version...
> Bootp is a lot easier to get going using a dhcp server rather than a
> bootp server. Much better log messages. Or did you mean the SRM
Yes, I meant the SRM end. I couldn't get SRM tro transmit *anything*
over ethernet (checked with tcpdump), regardless of the medium type
setting. Perhaps this is because I had a crappy ISA card at the other
end; they can communicate from Linux, though.
> > > The bad news? The installation hangs during/right after
> > > installing the libc6.1 package. It hangs so solid that the
> > > shell on the second virtual console will not respond. I even
> > > tried floppies rather than tftp and it stops in the same
> > > location. Is this a known problem?
> > No. That's really weird; I have no idea what might cause this. I
> > had no problems at that point. Did you download via http, or did
> > you install from a mounted mirror?
> Downloaded via http. If there's an easy way to make a local mirror
> of just the files needed for the base system I'd be willing to give
> that a try.
Anthony Towns just posted a method on debian-boot:
/usr/sbin/debootstrap --download-only --arch alpha woody woody-alpha http://ftp.debian.org/debian/
(cd woody-alpha && tar cf ../basedebs_3.0_alpha.tar *)
rm -rf woody-alpha