Re: Install report (2003-04-30)
Chris Tillman wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 30, 2003 at 11:35:10PM -0400, Joe Nahmias wrote:
> > I did this install using a PXE boot of the daily snapshot from today
> > (2003-04-30). Although I was able to get a working install, I ran into a
> Could you send me your pxe configuration? Are the steps described
> in the woody install manual correct?
I posted about setting up PXE for installing a few weeks ago, see:
I haven't read the woody install manual, nor do I know where it is so
that I can read it (URL?), but I what I wrote in that mail can probably
be adapted for the manual if wanted/needed.
> > 6) Also, if we are going under the assumption that there is a serial
> > console, why isn't a login prompt generated on the serial port after
> > base-config finishes? As it worked out, no getty was run on the serial
> > port, instead vc0 got a login prompt and console messages were still sent
> > to the serial port! Should I file a bug against base-config or does some
> > other package handle setting up /etc/inittab (dpkg -S couldn't tell me)?
> > 7) Another thing, after reboot the network was unavailable since the
> > proper module (e100) for eth0 wasn't loaded. Perhaps the reboot step
> > should get the output of lsmod and append it to /target/etc/modules,
> > before rebooting. Note hw-detect-full cannot do this (as would be
> > logical) since /target isn't created/mounted at that point. File a bug?
> > Against which package?
> boot-floppies installed 2 inittabs, one for the initial reboot and one
> called inittab.install which base-config then moved to inittab. If you
> were installing via serial line, the inittab was modified to assume
> the serial line was console after reboot.
OK, but this didn't happen -- ie. base-config never enabled the serial
getty -- the lines for the serial gettys were the commented out as in
inittab.install. Instead, a getty was configured and run on tty0. Any
idea why this happened?
Furthermore, this doesn't solve the other problem quoted by you above
(#7) of making sure the modules discovered during install are added to
Thanks for the info!
Joe Nahmias, DD wannabe