Re: How to install Debian with Promise FastTrak 376 chip onboard?
Hi Nano Nano,
thank you for your posting, but I'm an absolute Linux beginner. I have
installed only Windows, so I can't compile a new kernel, as I have no Linux
All I need is for the installation some binary driver that the Debian 3 R2
installer detects my FastTrak 376.
"Nano Nano" <email@example.com> schrieb im Newsbeitrag
> On Thu, Feb 12, 2004 at 03:21:25PM +0100, Danny wrote:
> > I have difficulties to install Debian 3 on my MSI K7N2G motherboard with
> > Promise FastTrak 376 chip onboard. Standard Install and also 2.4 Kernel
> > (BF24) doesn't recognize the harddisk controller.
> > Unfortunately Promise supports only Suse and RedHat.
> > Any hints / tips tricks are greatly appreciated.
> I was stumped by this for the longest time but it's cake.
> Search lists.d.o for promise
> I put my 2.4.24 .config file that will fit on a boot floppy here:
> Here are some random tidbits, follow the web page:
> - download bf24 root and rescue floppy
> - create 2.4.24 kernel with .config above: make dep bzImage
> - mount rescue floppy, replace linux.bin with arch/i386/bzImage
> (rename to linux.bin)
> - boot from rescue floppy, continue with root floppy
> [you'll have to select the steps manually during setup]
> - execute shell, mkdir /cdrom, mount cdrom on /cdrom
> - configure hostname and network: i had to use static ip for some reason
> - install kernel from mounted, /cdrom
> - install base system from mounted, /cdrom
> - kernel 2.2.20 will be installed, so system won't start on reboot, so
> - following the install reboot, boot off rescue floppy, and boot
> "rescue /dev/[rootpart]"
> - mount rescue floppy
> - copy /floppy/linux.bin /boot/vmlinuz-2.4.24-rescue
> - rm /vmlinuz, ln -s /boot/vmlinuz-2.4.24-rescue /vmlinuz
> - run lilo -- now you can boot off the HD
> - install a "real" kernel, now you can boot off Linux and LinuxOld
> enjoy !
> the process is a lot like having to hit F6 during Windows Setup with
> the promise disk, except Linux is Nicer!
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