RE: HP 712 - No partitionable media
It seems I just had to start over from scratch. Apparently, I got myself
into trouble by backstepping to load the scsi module on the first attempt,
because it worked just fine this time.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Slor [mailto:email@example.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, November 15, 2006 10:59 AM
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: HP 712 - No partitionable media
> I have an old 712 that I am trying to install Sarge on, and I
> can't seem to get past the disk detection phase. Here are
> the steps I'm taking and the results, following section 4.3
> (Booting from network) in the PA-RISC HOWTO:
> - I set up bootp/tftp on my existing linux box to serve up
> the lifimage from
> - From the HP BOOT-ADMIN prompt, I use "boot lan" to kick off
> the installation.
> - The image loads, and it goes into low memory installation
> mode (I have only 32 MB on the machine at this time).
> - I configure my network and am able to connect to the debian
> ftp mirror to get installation packages.
> - On the install package selection screen, I select the
> network setup, auto-partitioning, and SCSI support options,
> and those are pulled from the mirror.
> - This is where I get stuck. I reach the screen that loads
> up the partitioner, and it errors with the dreaded "no
> partitionable media were found" message. My machine contains
> the standard 1 GB SCSI drive that shipped in that machine,
> which currently contains an old HP-UX installation (that I
> plan to wipe and replace with Debian). The drive seems ok,
> because I can boot HP-UX from it.
> Is there a step that I have missed in getting the installer
> to recognize my drive?
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