Re: How to get the good kernel from boot diskette to hard drive
Thanks for the info. I have some more info, for anyone who's following
this thread, and some questions.
(email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, <email@example.com> : see
questions 1+2 below--I wasn't sure exactly where to send this).
Info: the site referred to in the release notes is
ftp://kalle.csb.ki.se/pub/, with files
07/13/99 05:41PM 1,474,560 resc1440.bin-non-eata-dma
06/17/99 04:28PM 1,474,560 resc1440.bin-only-aic7xxx
07/13/99 05:41PM 706,857 vmlinuz-2.0.36-non-eata-dma
06/17/99 04:32PM 508,194 vmlinuz-2.0.36-only-aic7xxx
The other site is http://www.debian.org/~adric/aic7xxx/slink/5.1.19/ (also
Instructions 24-Aug-1999 18:57 4k
Instructions.asc 24-Aug-1999 18:57 1k
MD5SUMS 24-Aug-1999 18:57 1k
MD5SUMS.asc 24-Aug-1999 18:57 1k
drv1440.bin 24-Aug-1999 18:56 1.4M
drv1440.bin.asc 24-Aug-1999 18:57 1k
resc1440.bin 24-Aug-1999 18:57 1.4M
resc1440.bin.asc 24-Aug-1999 18:57 1k
1) Which of these sites is preferred? (I always prefer instructions :)).
2) It would be good if the release notes would either provide the
documentation missing at the site they reference, or point to the other
site. For some indication of matters a novice might need info on, keep
Basically, the problem was that my initial bootdisk had the right kernel,
but I then installed the base system off the CD, which didn't.
3) Seth advises I could copy the file I downloaded from sweden. But
is an image of a rescue diskette. Is that what I want to point lilo at?
with what parameter? or is it some file on there I should use? (I tried to
read the diskette with ls /dev/fd0, but didn't get anywhere).
At 11:34 PM 8/27/99 -0700, Seth R Arnold wrote:
>On Fri, Aug 27, 1999 at 09:02:02PM -0700, Ross Boylan wrote:
>> I just installed Debian 2.1 on a system with an Adaptec 2940 controller
>> which ran, among other things, the CD I used. After running into the
>> well-known problems with that controller, I made a boot floppy from the
>> site pointed to in the release notes (in sweden, I think).
>> >From there on I pointed the install at the CD. I'm pretty sure this means
>> I got the vanilla kernel, because when I try to boot off the hard drive I
>> get the same Adaptec error. I can boot off the same diskette I used for
>> the install, with rescue root=/dev/hdax (from memory) getting me into the
>> main system.
>> So I need to get the good stuff onto the hard drive. How do I do that?
>Well, you could copy the file you downloaded from sweden onto your harddrive
>and setup lilo to boot with that -- but, honestly, probably the right thing
>to do is compile your own kernel with the support you need compiled in.
>Compiling the kernel isn't too bad; there is the debian way (look in the
>archives of this mail list for the last day or two for that..) and the
>standard way -- which basically boils down to:
>make clean ; make dep
>make bzImage && make modules && make modules_install
>Then copy /usr/src/linux/arch/i386/boot/vzlinuz to someplace, normally
>/boot/vmlinuz or /vmlinuz or .. most anything else will work if you edit
>your lilo.conf file. Also copy /usr/src/linux/arch/i386/boot/System.map to
>Then, be sure to re-run /sbin/lilo :)
>Of course, ymmv :)
>> I also noticed a reference in the email archives to another site, which had
>> diskette images for the boot disk and another for a driver disk. I never
>> used the latter, and I never told the install process to add a module to
>> get the fixes onto the system.
>> I'd appreciate any advice. If necessary I can do another install, though
>> I'd naturally prefer not to. I spent several hours installing packages.
>> By the way, the hard disk I am using is IDE. The system has a SCSI disk
>> drive (also a SCSI Jaz), but it's full.
>> Thanks in advance.
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