Re: installation stuck in loop
I'm not sure if this is exactly what you are looking for -- I'm new to this
list -- but I just did a successful AMD64 install to an Opteron server with
SATA hard disks, using the Debian From Scratch (DFS) method. (See The Debian
GNU/Linux AMD64 HOWTO:
The result was a fully functional, but basic, pure 64 bit system.
On Friday 27 August 2004 12:21 pm, Christian T. Steigies wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 27, 2004 at 07:03:45PM +0200, Goswin von Brederlow wrote:
> > That is a major design flaw of debian-installer. If something goes
> > wrong you can't do the step by hand and continue with the next
> > one. D-I will always want to complete the failed step first.
> Design flaw? I thought it was redesigned from scratch? ;-)
> Ok, would it help if I install in the expert mode?
> > As for the errors they are probably all related to libgnutls11. I'm
> > guessing previously only libgnutls10 was needed and debootstrap just
> > doesn't know about the change yet.
> > If you fix the base system by hand (and you need to do more than you
> > did) you can also install grub by hand on the second console and then
> > reboot.
> What more would I have to do? (and yes, this is amd64).
> > I would start with i386 unless you have time to wait for a fix.
> i386 installed fairly well, with linux-2.6, 2.4 does not find the harddisk
> it seems, just like winxp. The harddisk is now called hde instead of sda
> (serial ATA), I had a little trouble with X11, the upgraded kernel (2.6.8
> from unstable) does not want to boot, I used a sarge iso from July which
> has 2.6.6. And I had to remove lots of language stuff which I don't think
> we will need, to regain some diskspace. So i386 is working, except for a
> current kernel.
> Once I can install amd64, can I have both installations in parallel, ie I
> pick at boot time if I want i386 or amd64? I am still new to grub. And how
> do I tell grub to use the coffee.bmp as splashscreen, like I do in lilo?
> Please let me know when you think amd64 is fixed (or if there is an older
> version, that does not have this problem), I would try again on monday. I
> can play with the machine until wednesday...
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