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Debian 2.1 Alpha dbootstrap skipping installation steps

Here's more detail on my problem with dbootstrap skipping steps during
install to a Dec AlphaServer 1000 4/266. The boot disk is from "mikasa" on
my Deb2.1 cdrom:
		 Volume in drive E is Debian-alpha 2.1
		 Volume Serial Number is F08E-5564
		 Directory of
     		 03-06-99  07:03a             1,474,560 resc1440.bin

Booting from SRM: 
>>>boot dva0 -flags i
MILO> boot fd0:linux root=/dev/fd0 load_ramdisk=1 prompt_ramdisk=1
. . . k e r n e l   b o o t s . . .
. . . dbootstrap menus . . .
. . . partitions formatted: /dev/sda1 is msdos (eventually for Milo?)
	                      /dev/sda2 is swap
                            /dev/sda3 is Linux
  "Install Operating System Kernel and Modules"  		
  "Install Base"
  "Configure Device Driver Modules"
error: "Broken loop device detected, copying drv1440.bin to local before
		... bad superblock on device /dev/loop0  (the complete msg
is blocked)

After this, dbootstrap just wants to "Next: Reboot the System" (which fails,
if I try it).  If I select "Configure Device Driver Modules" again, it just
flashes a screen, and
then returns to the "Next: Reboot the System".  From console2, I can see the
new /target system (including vmlinuz & vmlinuz.old kernels).

Does anyone on the list think it might work if I build & use the 8
installation diskettes instead of the cdrom?

I also saw the reply from Phil Oleson about configuring the modules
manually; I don't know how to do that, but if anyone can provide more
detail, I'd sure like to try it.

-----Original Message-----
From: Christopher C Chimelis [mailto:chris@debian.org] 
Sent: Thursday, October 14, 1999 10:10 AM
To: simonst@WellsFargo.COM
Cc: debian-alpha@lists.debian.org
Subject: Re: Is this the right list for Debian 2.1 Alpha installation

On Thu, 14 Oct 1999 simonst@WellsFargo.COM wrote:

> Is this the right list for getting help with a Debian 2.1 Alpha install?
> have received no replies to my last 2 queries.

Sorry...I saw one of yours, but I've been in email hell lately (changed
jobs and am trying to get all of my mail straightened out).  You're in the
right place.

> My Debian 2.1 Alpha installation is stuck; the main menu keeps prompting
> to "Next: Reboot the System", and won't let me do the previous items, such
> as "Configure Device Driver Modules", etc. (when I select one, I see a
> screen flash, which I think is the standard "the installation is
> the next step . . .").
> Does anyone know how to get around this?  The dates on the Debian Alpha
> cdrom are around 1999-03-05.  Is there a newer version available? 

That's incredibly odd since I've done three installs from my CD set with
no problems.  What kind of system are you using?  Also, what are the dates
of the boot disk images on the CD?


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