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Re: Installing Sarge (3.1r1) on Amiga

Hi Christian,

On 16.01.2006, you wrote:

> Moin,
> On Mon, Jan 16, 2006 at 10:36:03PM -0500, Peter Krummrich wrote:
>> I installed from the CD set (13 CDs labeled Debian 3.1 r1 m68k bin)
>> using the StartInstall_clgen icon in the amiga directory.
> I somehow missed the sage update, was about to ask where you got r1.
>> >> Some information about my set-up: Amiga 2000, Blizzard 2060 with 64
>> >> MByte RAM and SCSI, Oktagon 2008 SCSI, X-Surf Ethernet, Picasso II
>> >> graphics adapter.
> Just a week ago installed I sarge (3.1r0a) on a very similar system and it
> worked just great, as I already reported on the build list.
> A2000, B2060, Ariadne2, PicassoIV, GVP SeriesII SCSI, and catweasel. The
> GVP is causing trouble, the PicassoIV is not supported by the kernel yet
> (does your PicassoII work? 

The PicassoII works with the clgen driver, at least in text mode. I did not
get a chance to install XFree yet. Is it still necessary to use a
statically linked server with a 060 CPU or does the regular version with
module loading work now?

> Maybe I should switch cards then). Seems you
> found the right module for the Xsurf by now.

The zorro8390 module seems to work fine (at least it detects the adapter and
displays the MAC address). I could not really test the interface so far as
I am still searching for an easy method to configure networking. 

>> >> The first observation was that the installer was not able to detect my
>> >> Ethernet adapter (X-Surf). In my Woody installation, the card works
>> >> with Kernel 2.4.27 with the zorro8390 module. Is there a way to repeat
>> >> the network configuration after the base installation has finished?
>>> Do you mean after you rebooted into the new system?
>> Yes. Is there some special Debian configuration program or should I use
>> a generic one like linuxconf?
> You could just use a text editor of your choice, linuxconf is a little
> overkill to edit /etc/modules (just add a line with zorro8390) and
> /etc/network/interfaces, something like this:
> # The primary network interface
> auto eth0
> #iface eth0 inet dhcp
> iface eth0 inet static
>        address
>        netmask
>        network
>        broadcast
>        gateway
> Ok, three files, /etc/resolv.conf might need work.
> search debian.org
> nameserver

Sounds feasible, I will try.

I am still under the impression that a Debian system and configuration tool
could increase the attractiveness of the distribution (especially for users
not considering themselves linux wizards). 

>> Maybe you can add examples for adapter names in the list? Some other
>> people may have similar problems to make a connection between the
>> zorro8390 module and ariadne2 or X-Surf adapters.
> That's probably (or should be) mentioned in the installation manual,
> changing this behaviour would require changes in d-i, I guess?
>> >> The partitioning program had problems with one of my SCSI drives. Two
>> >> of them are connected to the Blizzard 2060 SCSI adapter (a 2 GByte IBM
>> >> drive and a 4 GByte IBM drive). The one I had problems with is a 9
>> >> GByte Fujitsu drive connected to the Oktagon 2008 SCSI adapter. The
>> >> installer was able to detect the drive and displayed size and drive
>> >> type correctly. However, it did neither display partitions already
>> >> present on the drive nor let me add new partitions.
> Why don't you attach all drives to the B2060, it should be much faster.

If I remember correctly, there were stability problems on the SCSI bus - too
many devices or cabling too long?

>> >> Later on in the installation process, the installer complained several
>> >> times that it was not able to access the hardware clock.
>>> Amiga folks: is this a normal hardware thing?
> That seems to be a "feature" of the 2.4.27 kernel, I think it did not work
> for me either. Or at least it complained, it might have set the clock
> anyhow. Now I am using 2.6.14, and hwclock works just fine. However, that
> kernel only supports IDE controllers, I can not even load the module for
> the b2060, have to try to fix that.
>> >> When installing packages, the install process displayed an error
>> >> message. It could not find the package "read-edid"
>>> That shouldn't happen: network or cd?
>> CD set
> Happened for me too, but it did not break the installation.
> Christian

Best Regards,


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