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Re: Debian 2.1 finally installed on Dec ALphaServer/1000

On Wed 20 Oct 1999, simonst@WellsFargo.COM wrote:
> I finally got Debian 2.1 installed on my Dec AlphaServer/1000.  I'd like to


> "Configure Device Driver Modules" never did work, but the new system booted
> ok without them (no network, though).
> Now I'm trying to find out how to add modules manually.

Basically just add the modules you need to /etc/modules, with any needed
parameters on the same line as the module name. If you want to do it the
official way, run /usr/sbin/modconf. It may be necessary to install a
new kernel image, however, if the installation of the modules failed
totally (i.e. /lib/modules/* is empty).

> I had to install from diskettes.  Even though the installation process
> recognized my cd, and even presented all the directories on it to choose
> from, the actual install always tried to read the diskette drive.

Were you using SRM? I had the same problem when I once tried it.

> Now I'm trying to figure out how to use that 8m /dev/sda1 partition, so I
> can stop booting from diskette.

Is your disk recognized by SRM? Then it should be possible (did you
remember to use BSD partitioning instead of the standard fdisk

Paul Slootman
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