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New bootdisks / first install report / help needed


I've just uploaded a new set of Alpha-bootdisks to


They are still with a manually made to get around the
libm-library-reduction problem (any binutils knowing folks
around?). However I succeeded in booting them, installing kernel and
drivers. Unfortunately, when I tried to configure the modules I just
saw a segfault flashing by being overwritten by dbootstrap again :(
Strangely, nothing about this got written to the logs... Anyway,
manually inserting the modules worked, configuring the network with
DHCP and downloading the packages, too! But even here several
segfaults flashed by. At the end I got a window telling me that
dbootstrap exited with a return code of 139. Daring as I am I rebooted
and had a totally unusable system as /etc/fstab wasn't written...

Basically, there is still much to do, but as I have to have my diploma
thesis finished in three weeks and still have no useful results, I
won't be dealing very much with the disks...

Now, all Alpha owners with a bit of C-knowledge should try to debug
the stuff because Debian 3.0 wouldn't be that great without
Alpha... ;-)


Thimo Neubauer <thimo@debian.org>
Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 semi-frozen! See http://www.debian.org/ for details

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