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Re: amd64 installer (Debian From Scratch)

Steffen Elste <steffen.elste@max-ulmschneider.de> writes:

> On Sun, 2004-05-23 at 15:34, John Goerzen wrote:
>> repository.  I wonder if you would have better luck bootstrapping
>> directly from the amd64 archive:
>>   cdebootstrap -a sid /mnt http://debian-amd64.alioth.debian.org/pure64/
> Hmm, already tried that - not /really/ successfully, i have/hate to
> admit. Installation went well, but the boot process failed with 'error
> opening /dev/console' during init :-(
> Might be because i used the kernel sources from Debian (2.6.6) with
> module support ... will have to give it another try!

No, thats because you didn't run MAKEDEV in the chroot. You also need
to create the root user, an fstab and various other things to boot.

>> Alternatively, you could download one of the tarball-based bootstrap
>> systems.  I could put one of them on the CD for a future version if
>> cdebootstrap continues to be obstinate :-)

Run cdebootstrap with -v --debug. Anything else is useless if it gives
an error.

> Yep, that's on my list, too.
>> Someone else may have to chime in there, as I know very little about
>> SATA and have no SATA hardware myself.
> Yes, i should probably post it to one of the kernel-related lists!
> Steffen


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