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Re: Netboot on Multia

On Sat, Feb 24, 2007 at 10:42:29PM -0600, Harmon Seaver wrote:
> Steve Langasek wrote:
> > On Fri, Feb 23, 2007 at 05:58:58PM -0600, Harmon Seaver wrote:
> >>    Is there anyway to get to another console shell during the etch
> >> install to remove the already installed packages in
> >> /target/var/cache/apt/archives?

> > When using tgafb, you /should/ be able to switch vts with alt-f2 to get a
> > shell.  If this isn't working, I'm afraid I have no insights.

>      Huh -- I just tried doing a Alt-F2 during the install -- it's at
> the point of "unpacking the base system" about 48& done. So, I do the
> Alt-F2 and let it sit there to see if it will open another console after
> awhile -- I leave it for maybe 5 minutes -- nope, nothing happens, so
> then I try doing a Alt-F1, and bingo, the screen updates very quickly.

Ok, I'm afraid this is a framebuffer problem; the framebuffer driver is only
associated with vt1, not with any of the other vts, and since the only way
TGA is supported is via the framebuffer, this means you don't get the use of
the other vts in the installer.  Sorry, I don't see any easy fix for that.

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
vorlon@debian.org                                   http://www.debian.org/

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