Re: Updated installation images for Debian Ports 2019-04-09
> On Apr 15, 2019, at 9:37 AM, Frank Scheiner <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> On 4/15/19 03:53, Darren Goossens wrote:
>> Sorry If I am replying in the wrong way, I tried to understand how
>> these lists work but I always seem to get it wrong.
>> I have tried to use the Alpha netboot image. It booted very nicely,
>> but then I got the message that I needed to load some firmware from
>> removable media -- in this case, qlogic/1040.bin. The installer did
>> not detect the CDROM drive, which is a standard SCSI one that came
>> with the AlphaServer.
>> I put the files on a floppy (AlphaServer 1200 does not have USB) but
>> there is no floppy kernel module on the installer, so it could not
>> read the floppy.
>> So I'm kind of stuck.
> Can you get your network up already at that point - netcat (as `nc`) is
> available in the installer environment - or does this also require
> access to the installer disc?
First of all, we need to find out whether Darren is actually using netboot images or NETINST. Those are not the same.