Debian on a jensen.. No SCSI?
Krishna Simonse writes:
> Installing debian on a jensen, what fun....havent had a challenge
> like that since trying to get win95 to recognize my Ultrasound max.
> After several hours of torture and hard hard work with
> MINLABEL.EXE and COPYBOOT.EXE, combined with the
> 981115/jensen/resc1440.bin image I have managed to get the
> beast ( I use the term fondly) to boot aboot ..and from there I have
> even gotten it to load the root disk and in theory I should be on my
> way to installing....but
I would be happy to transform your nightmare into some added
instructions for people wanted to install Debian on Jensen, if you can
describe briefly the procedure.
> The kernel in the 981115/jensen/resc1440.bin image flatly refused
> to acknowledge the fact that I have a SCSI disk. No hosts found,
> no disks and hence no way to install. Anyone have any idea what
> is happening here?
Well I guess unfortunately for you, you are the first one to test the
Jensen with the debian disks. I did not know what SCSI card it uses,
when building the kernel so I just included some commons ones.
I have looked on the following page
http://www.comnets.rwth-aachen.de/~ost/alpha/jensen.html, looks like
jensen use a AHA_1740 SCSI controller.
I have generated a new jensen resc1440.bin and new kernel-image-jensen.deb
package, that you will find on http://lhpca.univ-lyon1.fr/axp (not yet
mirrored on master).
If they do not recognize you SCSI controller, there is also a kernel
on the http://www.comnets.rwth-aachen.de/~ost/alpha/jensen.html page,
you can see if it works.