Bug#403024: Installation Report - Debian Etch for Digital Alpha
Boot method: <How did you boot the installer? CD? floppy? network?>
Date: 13th December 2006
Machine: Digital Personal Workstation
Partitions: No chance. <df -Tl will do; the raw partition table is
preferred> Output of lspci -nn and lspci -vnn:
>From Digital Unix-Shell:
dkb0.0.0.207.0 DKB0 Thoshiba CD-ROM XM-63 1012
dkc0.0.0.1004.0 DKC0 R22CC-KA 5520
dkc126.96.36.1994.0 DKC100 R22CC-KA 5520
ewa0.0.0.3.0 EWA0 00-00-F8-76-4F-40
pkc0.7.0.1004.0 PKC0 SCSI Bus ID 7 5.57
pqa0.0.0.107.0 PQA0 PCI EIDE
pqb0.0.0.207.0 PQB0 PCI EIDE
Base System Installation Checklist:
[O] = OK, [E] = Error (please elaborate below), [ ] = didn't try it
Initial boot: [E]
=> The screen gets red
-> starts aboot "Linux/Alpha SRM bootloader version 0.9b"
-> loads compressed boot/vmlinuz
-> loads initrd
-> starts kernel "/boot: starting kernel boot/vmlinuz with arguments
ramdisk_size=16384 root=/dev/ ram devfs=mount,dall console=ttyS0"
Yes root=/dev/ ram <- with the space!
The system waits serveral seconds and then accesses the CD-ROM again.
Nothing else happens.
I can activate the 2nd console with a BusyBox
srm_env: version 0.0.5 loaded successfully
-> starting debian installer
-> setting debconf/language to en
-> main-menu: DEBUG: resolver (dhcp-client-udeb) package doesn't exist
-> main-menu: INFO: Menu item 'localechooser' selected'
... it seems that the debian installer is executed correctly - BUT
nothing appears on the screen....
I can start /sbin/debian-installer on the 2nd console. But after
choosing the language, nothing else happens again.
I can kill the debian-installer, but it respawns every time again and
seems to handicap the 2nd debian-installer on the 2nd console.
Detect network card: [ ]
Configure network: [ ]
Detect CD: [ ]
Load installer modules: [ ]
Detect hard drives: [ ]
Partition hard drives: [ ]
Install base system: [ ]
Clock/timezone setup: [ ]
User/password setup: [ ]
Install tasks: [ ]
Install boot loader: [ ]
Overall install: [ ]
<Description of the install, in prose, and any thoughts, comments
and ideas you had during the initial install.>
I hope I can help....