Re: Headless install on LX164
- To: Greg Johnson <email@example.com>
- Cc: Debian Alpha <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Subject: Re: Headless install on LX164
- From: Adam C Powell IV <email@example.com>
- Date: Mon, 06 Dec 1999 22:38:30 +0000
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Greg Johnson wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 01, 1999 at 01:01:11AM +0000, Adam C Powell IV wrote:
> > Okay, I'm mostly there, installed the base system from floppies and did the linking
> > trick so /dev/console is linked to ttyS0. It gets as far as:
> > Starting base networking daemons: portmap inetd.
> > But of course I have a tulip ethernet card, and there's no tulip module in the install.
> Wow. I really thought there was one. Are you sure support is not buil
> into the kernel? All of my machines have tulip cards in them and I
> always install over the net.
I'm pretty sure. I have a headed machine which I installed at the same time, and ifconfig
eth0 up doesn't work on it.
> > So where can I get a tulip.o module which goes with the Slink install kernel (2.0.36),
> > so I can put it on a floppy? I can't seem to find any kernel-image packages in slink,
> > but then again, this would probably be too big for a floppy, though at least I might
> > extract a tulip module...
> I don't know. I verified that there isn't a tulip.o on the install
> disks. :-(
> If you tell me you configuration, I can build you a monolithic 2.2 kernel.
Okay, I got the 2.2.12 which came with the machines, and it boots, the headed machine is
fine. The headless one has had a couple of problems, the last of which I can't figure out
for the life of me...
First there was:
/bin/sh: /dev/tty1: Operation not supported by device [repeated ten times]
INIT: ID "1" respawning too fast, disabled for 5 minutes
INIT: ID "2" respawning too fast, disabled for 5 minutes
I made a new /dev/console, to no avail, then realized that must be from /etc/inittab. Okay,
edited that, commenting out consoles 2-6 and switching tty1 to ttyS0 in the two versions of
Next problem: when I boot, it asks me for a root password! Rebooting with the rescue floppy
and mounting / confirms there is no root password, i.e. in /etc/passwd the root line starts
with root:: while the others have :*: but it is still asking me for a password.
I try username root, no password, to no avail. Why did this work on the headed machine, but
not on the headless? Is there something about trying to log in to a non-tty1 type of thing
which makes it non-trusted?
So, next I try commenting out the login line, and uncommenting the getty line in
/etc/inittab. Trouble is, getty needs a baud rate, and both 38400 (default) and 115200 give
What should I do?
> > (For future releases, it seems that there is ample room in the drivers floppy, maybe a
> > tulip module would be a good idea?)
> > Thanks very much once again!
> Glad to help. :-)
I guess I can partially "repay" you by helping others on the lists, which I'll do my best to
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