Happy New Year! I found the box with the Amiga keyboards so I could finally
try to set up crest and kullervo. We know that crest has always been a
little picky, but kullervo wanted to power up only after I opened the case.
kullervo has only one disk (250GB IDE with an IDE -> SCSI converter). crest
has only an 8.4GB (boot?) disk, the 250GB disk with converter is currently
in an external SCSI case, probably because I was trying to set it up like
kullervo. kullervo was last running in May 2011 after I picked it up in HH
and installed it from scratch. It has three 4GB partitions with Debian
installations on it: sarge, etch, and wheezy/sid. It is currently running
wheezy with the 2.6.39 kernel and seems to be doing fine: the network is a
little slow (130kb/sec with scp) but the SCSI driver is working. According
to my mails from 2011 I started with a lenny/sid iso from Stephen and I
think I managed to upgrade to Thorsten's packages with TLS support.
I think it had some stability problems, I see some errors with dmesg:
eth0: Interrupted while interrupts are masked! isr=0x0 imr=0x0.
I am torturing it a bit with an fsck and taring up the home directories
(which I think I copied over from the previous installation, but probably
they will not be needed anymore). I already copied the new m68k-base.e2fs
and want to extract it on one of the boot partitions. The question is, do I
need to run the latest 3.x kernel with it (which does not support most SCSI
drivers)? In any case, I will keep the 2.6.39 kernel and maybe not upgrade
too many packages of the currently running installation: I have two more
partitions to play and test with, so I could also take the current
installation, copy it over and upgrade that to the latest packages. But
according to my Mails from 2011, the machine was crashing after a few hours,
so I may have to try newer kernels, preferably with a working SCSI driver.
But I can test kernels on this machine, maybe even build (gcc-4.4.6 is
installed). When the fschk is through I will have a look at the chroots,
maybe I can already fire up a buildd?
Oh, and I noticed the clock battery does not look too good. I removed it in
my A2k and soldered in a replacement, maybe I should do it with kullervo as
well. Now in which box do I have the soldering iron, and the 110V converters?