Bug#373119: marked as done (installation-report: mips weekly netboot.img 2006-06-11)
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installation-report: mips weekly netboot.img 2006-06-11
I snatched an old SGI O2 off the garbage, what better use is
there than trying a new netboot image?
Boot image from 2006-06-11
Machine: SGI O2
metis:~# cat /proc/cpuinfo
system type : SGI O2
processor : 0
cpu model : R5000 V2.1 FPU V1.0
BogoMIPS : 198.65
Memory: 256 MiB
metis:~# df -T
Filesystem Type 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on
/dev/sda1 ext2 3830348 269308 3366468 8% /
tmpfs tmpfs 126612 0 126612 0% /dev/shm
tmpfs tmpfs 10240 48 10192 1% /dev
metis:~# fdisk -l /dev/sda
Disk /dev/sda (SGI disk label): 132 heads, 62 sectors, 1017 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 8184 * 512 bytes
----- partitions -----
Pt# Device Info Start End Sectors Id System
1: /dev/sda1 boot 2 952 7782984 83 Linux native
2: /dev/sda2 swap 953 1016 523776 82 Linux swap
9: /dev/sda3 0 1 16368 0 SGI volhdr
11: /dev/sda4 0 1016 8323128 6 SGI volume
----- Bootinfo -----
----- Directory Entries -----
0: arcboot sector 4 size 70794
Output of lspci and lspci -n:
00:01.0 SCSI storage controller: Adaptec AIC-7880U
00:02.0 SCSI storage controller: Adaptec AIC-7880U
metis:~# lspci -n
00:01.0 0100: 9004:8078
00:02.0 0100: 9004:8078
[0:0:1:0] disk HP 4.26GB A 80-880R 880R /dev/sda
[0:0:4:0] cd/dvd TOSHIBA CD-ROM XM-5701TA 0167 /dev/scd0
Base System Installation Checklist:
[O] = OK, [E] = Error (please elaborate below), [ ] = didn't try it
Initial boot worked: [O]
Configure network HW: [O]
Config network: [O] dhcp
Detect CD: [ ]
Load installer modules: [O] selected unstable
Detect hard drives: [O]
Partition hard drives: [O]
Create file systems: [O]
Mount partitions: [O]
Install base system: [O]
Install boot loader: [O]
<Description of the install, in prose, and any thoughts, comments
and ideas you had during the initial install.>
It turned out after lengthy trying and wondering that the O2
needs some handcrafted network settings as described for
booting "Indy"s. On the system running the tftp daemon limit
the ethernet source port to numbers below 32k:
echo "2048 32767" > /proc/sys/net/ipv4/ip_local_port_range
echo "1" > /proc/sys/net/ipv4/ip_no_pmtu_disc
And make sure your fire_wall setting are nice :-)
And after that make sure you use a http-proxy to get low
source ports for that, too (used tinyproxy_1.6.3-2).
The disk did have a "foreign" disklabel, so the partitioner
offered expert menu (x) to create one (g) and go back to
main (r). Very nice!
Well, I got fancy and chose xfs, but booting from xfs seems
to be impossible :-( If that is the case, then a check and
message would sure help. So I took ext2 on the second attempt.
Select and Install Software:
There used to be a "Select packages manually" or something
such in expert mode. It seems to have vanished. :-(
The message detailing how to reboot is just nice. Saves me a
lot of head scratching! Kudos!
metis:~# uname -a
Linux metis 2.6.16-2-r5k-ip32 #1 Tue May 23 16:26:44 BST 2006 mips64
Thanks for making this possible!
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--- Begin Message ---
We are closing this installation report for one of the following
- it was reported with a pre-lenny version of Debian
- indications in the installation report give the feeling that
the reported problem waslying in another software, unrelated to
D-I, which we can't easily identify.
- indications in the installation report suggest that it may have been
fixed in a more recent version of a D-I component
- it was successful and we forgot closing it..:-)
- it has no information we consider useful
The D-I team is currently in the process of cleaning out the old spool
of installation reports that haven't bene processed yet.
In case you think that the problem you reported has chances to be
still present, please reiterate your installation test with
a more recent image of D-I, if you're in position of doing this.
You'll find daily builds at
http://www.debian.org/devel/debian-installer. We recommend you choose
the netboot image, in the "daily builds section", then choose to
install "squeeze" when prompted.
If some problems are found, please report them with a new bug sent
Many thanks for your understanding and your help improving Debian,
past and present.
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