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hello all!

recently i've submitted an installation-report associated to a failed etch installation (CD netinst method) on an AlphaStation 500/266. this post is mainly because i suspect that it might be an alpha related bug and because it was my first time reporting such problem. now, has anyone in the alpha port community recently tried to install etch? perhaps with a similar system as mine? i've no idea why this happened and i'd like to be able to install etch in its final version. i'm afraid that this bug report passes unnoticed, should i report it otherwise? here is a link of the archived report:


shouldn't it be better classified?

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Package: installation-reports

Boot method: CD (netinst)
Image version: http://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/daily-builds/daily/arch-latest/alpha/iso-cd/debian-testing-alpha-netinst.iso
Date: 11th February 2007

Machine: AlphaStation 500/266
Processor: DECchip 21164 processor running at 266 MHz
Memory: 64MB
Partitions: No chance.

Output of lspci -nn and lspci -vnn:
From Digital Unix-Shell (SRM):
dka0.	DKA0	RZ28D 0008
dka100.	DKA100	IBM DNES-309170W SA30
dka200.	DKA200	RRD45 1645
dva	DVA0
ewa0.	EWA0	00-00-F8-21-A4-43
pka0.	PKA0	SCSI BUS ID 7 5.57

Base System Installation Checklist:
[O] = OK, [E] = Error (please elaborate below), [ ] = didn't try it

Initial boot:           [O]
Detect network card:    [E]
Configure network:      [ ]
Detect CD:              [O]
Load installer modules: [O]
Detect hard drives:     [ ]
Partition hard drives:  [ ]
Install base system:    [ ]
Clock/timezone setup:   [ ]
User/password setup:    [ ]
Install tasks:          [ ]
Install boot loader:    [ ]
Overall install:        [ ]


the installation is started with the following SRM command:

boot dka200 -flags 0

the d-i enters into "low memory mode".

when it reaches the "detecting network hardware" point, it enters into
an endless loop of killed processes showing the following error flag:

(process:number) INFO: kbd-mode: setting console mode to Unicode (UTF-8)

when i boot the netinst CD using the priority=low flag, the d-i accomplishes
successfully the following tasks:

"Choose language"
"Select a keyboard layout"
"Detect and mount CD-ROM" ("Detecting hardware to find CD-ROMS", "Scanning CD-ROM")
"Load installer components from CD" ("Loading additional components")

no big problem so far, however when i push it through "Detect network hardware",
the logging console (Alt-F4) shows the kernel killing several processes associated
with the message "Out of Memory" and the installing console (Alt-F1) prints out the

(process:number) INFO: kbd-mode: setting console mode to Unicode (UTF-8)

Thanks for all!

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