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Re: FW: Call for m68k/atari debian-installer testers

On Wed, May 12, 2004 at 09:06:16AM +0200, Szymanski, Frank-Peter (DMT) wrote:

> I tried it with Didier Mequignon's CT60 kernel. 

I guess we'll have to look into those patches.

> My bootargs were the following:
> bootstra.prg -s .k vmlinux.ct60 -r cdron-initrd.gz root=/dev/ram
> video=keep load_ramdisk=1 ramdisk=20000
> debian-installer/framebuffer=false
> With these settings the install program starts until it tries to find a
> networking card. :-) Then it doesn't find any but I could continue

Does dmesg say anything about the nic?

> installation. ;-) After that the install program unfortunately doesn't
> find a harddisk although at bootup my IDE drive was found on which are
> two partitions for Linux, one is an ext2, the other is swap and are
> marked in XHDI as LNX and SWP. :-(

Does the menu title say "Partition disks" (partman) or "Partition a 
hard drive" (partitioner)? If the former, then you need to select 

> Then the installation fails. Any hints? Does the current kernel support
> hard disks > 8 GB? I know that there was a problem aeons ago with Mac or
> ATARI ide harddisks > 8GB but I thought it was fixed in current
> 68k-kernels.

I suspect the problem is that partman/parted doesn't know about atari

I'll build a new set of images and an iso to go with it that should at
least get you through the partitioning. Since we have a (more-or-less)
working 2.4 kernel, the new stuff won't have have 2.2 support.

Sounds like we've made some progress!



Stephen R. Marenka     If life's not fun, you're not doing it right!

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