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Re: Debian Alpha Install

I am using the Debian install CDROM from lsl.com

it comes with some older images and no instructions about what they are....

i finally figured it out and made the disks from the CD

its gets a little bit further, but seems to finally choke around the base

the base install promts which of two dates, both seem to fail as a result of
a broken pipe....

97-8-12 is the latest date.... what's up with this? This seems really

The Alpha CDR from lsl.com is more expensive than the regular Intel disks
because it is CDR not CD write once.... The idea is that Alpha Debian
changes too much and they want to be able to do the updates quickly....

I don't mind the small price dif, but it doesn't seem to work.... that has
been bothering me a bit....

Has anyone purchased the lsl.com disk and gotten a UDB up and running from

I'm on the verge of buying Red Hat Alpha....
I installed over the wire before, but....

I no longer have a good wire to install over....

Can anyone help with the Debian Alpha install??

Oh yeah, my mount problems went away when I downreved to the images on the
CD instead of from http://master.debian.org/~lprylli/axp/debian.html

Seems like one down one million to go....

-----Original Message-----
From: Arthur Gallun <gallun@iname.com>
To: Bart Warmerdam <bartw@xs4all.nl>; debian-alpha@lists.debian.org
Date: Tuesday, February 09, 1999 3:49 PM
Subject: Re: Debian Alpha Install

>The CD-ROM worked formerly under NT
>I had to blow away NT to get the fdisk utility under Debian to work....
>Does anyone know why??
>iso9660 is listed in /proc/filesystems
>I am using a milo from the RH5.2 dist.
>the root and rescue disks were downloaded fresh from
>they report Generated on 99/02/05
>any hints?
>ifconfig and route seem to work....
>I'm gonna try to get it going on over NFS, but I'm ont too optimistic....
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Bart Warmerdam <bartw@xs4all.nl>
>To: Arthur Gallun <gallun@iname.com>; debian-alpha@lists.debian.org
>Date: Tuesday, February 09, 1999 1:22 PM
>Subject: Re: Debian Alpha Install
>>On Tue, Feb 09, 1999 at 01:06:53PM -0800, Arthur Gallun wrote:
>>> the mknod results in 'module already exists'
>>> changing the mount command has not yet helped....
>>> the error says
>>> wrong fs type, bad options, bad superblock on /dev/scd0, or too many
>>> file systems
>>Try: cat /proc/filesystems
>>It should say something like:
>> ext2
>> msdos
>> vfat
>>nodev   proc
>> iso9660
>>nodev   devpts
>>So if there is no iso9660 there, recompile your kernel...
>>Is the cd mountable (so no audio cd, or no cd at all)?
>>BTW: if your directory is called quote:
>>">> I created a directory called CDROM"
>>you should also mount: "mount -t iso9660 -o ro /dev/scd0 /CDROM"
>>But I guess thats an open door...
>>B. Warmerdam                                              GNU/Debian Linux
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