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Re: Updated installation images for Debian Ports 2019-04-09

Hi Frank

I don't have a PCI USB card, though perhaps I should invest in one.
Nearly everything now is PCI-E, so something secondhand, I guess.

Many thanks

On Thu, Apr 18, 2019 at 9:24 AM Frank Scheiner <frank.scheiner@web.de> wrote:
> On 4/16/19 14:55, Darren Goossens wrote:
> > Hi, and thanks for the inte3resting discussion.
> >
> > Yes, the QLOGIC chip seems to be the issue. The Debian 5 installer
> > works flawlessly. I used full disk not netinstall for that.
> I believe at that time the Linux kernel (tree) still included a lot of
> firmware files. These remaining in-tree firmware files were removed with
> [1]. And the `qlogic/1040.bin.ihex` firmware file was among them.
> [1]:
> https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/commit/?id=b38923a068c10fc36ca8f596d650d095ce390b85
> Not sure though, if this was also the case for the Linux kernel in Lenny.
> > I cannot say what would work best for the most people, and thus be
> > best place to put your efforts, but I do know that the floppy works on
> > this machine (AlphaServer 1200), though in Deb 5 I had to modprobe
> > floppy first.
> A PCI to USB adapter could also work and avoid the size limitations of
> floppy disks - if you have one at hand.
> Cheers,
> Frank

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