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Re: AMD64 installation problem

Tobias Prousa <prousa@caetec.de> writes:

> Hi,
> first of all I want to thank anyone who made this AMD64 port possible.
> But now here are my experiences:
> The system is a MSI K8N Neo4 Platinum (S939 nForce4 Ultra) with a SATA-2 HDD 
> on the primary nForce SATA-2 port. 
> For my first installation attempt I used the 125MB netinst iso (2005-01-24 I 
> think). Installation worked quite fine with that one exception that it had no 
> networking modules and no support for [reiserfs | ext3 | xfs ] so I had to 
> use ext2 which I really don't like for a desktop system. But after 
> installation I was able to boot it up using grub which was installed at the 
> last step of the installer.

Three things: First use an older image. The last build had a version
skew. Secondly man tune2fs to convert ext2 to ext3 post installation.
And last try loading the sk98lin module if needed with force.

> Because I definitely want a journalling FS (no ext3 <--> reiserfs flamewar 
> now , please) I tried to make a new install using mini.iso (2005-02-10). I 
> had both, the normal and the monolithic one. The monolithic failed when 
> trying to debootstrap so I had to use the non-monolithic one. With it 

That makes no sense since both have exactly the binaries. Only
difference is preinstalled modules.

> installation worked fine (with one little exception, it didn't automatically 
> detect my network hardware, I had to load forcedth.ko by hand), I selected 
> debian-amd64.alioth.debian.org as mirror and /pure64/ as mirror folder, 
> reiserfs ok, debootstrap ok, installing base system ok, installing grub ok. 
> Then when installer finished it reboots the system but now grub won't start, 
> it only gives me a dead loop of the line Grub loading stage 1.5 repeating 
> again and again.  Btw. the HDD is detected as /dev/sda using sata_nv.ko, is 
> this correct). Also tried this with ext3 and xfs, same problem. 
> Any ideas what I might be doing wrong?
> Thanks in advance,
> Tobi


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