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Re: Woody install Oops on Rawhide?

Nipper wrote:


I recently got an alphaserver 1200 5/533 rawhide/tincup. I've tried the woody alpha 3.0r0 install CD, but I get an oops (Unable to handle kernel paging request at virtual address 0000000000000010 in swapper) while the kernel is booting from the CD. Is there a work-around for this? Is there an iso with another kernel version I could try?

2.2r7 boot floppies do boot but don't recogize the dac960, and there seems to be a bug in the installer where it doesn't recognize the driver floppies properly so the install can't be completed.

Has anyone successfully installed debian on a similar machine lately?

I can try to supple the full oops if it would be any use.


I had exactly the same problem on the same machine.
Woody was not yet "stable", though.

Here's how I to solved the problem:
In short, I added temporarly another disk (on the scsi controller for the cdrom), installed Woody just to be able te compile a 2.4.18 kernel (with gcc-3.0, I had a problem compiling the DAC960 driver with gcc-2.95). Note: it seems the DAC960 drivers won't work either if configured as module (you have to put it in the kernel).
I then copied my system to the DAC960-controlled disks.
It's no piece of cake, but since then (back november 2001), the machine is running really fine (just a problem with aboot not choosing automatically to boot, have to press "0" and <enter>, I don't care, I don't have to reboot it often!).

PS: if you need the kernel or the config file, I can send it to you. I even think I made a kernel package of it.

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