Bug#42681: marked as done (Debian install problem on new machine)
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Date: Mon, 9 Aug 1999 15:41:16 +1000 (EST)
From: Matthew Wallis <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: Richard Wraith <email@example.com>
cc: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com,
Chris Leishman <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Re: Debian install problem on new machine
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I'd be tempted to just unplug the Floppy drive or the last device
detected and see if it was actually sticking on either of those devices.
On Mon, 9 Aug 1999, Richard Wraith wrote:
> I have just taken delivery of a shiny new Gateway PIII machine on which I
> am trying to install Debian. I have done many debian installs before, so I
> am not a raw novice.
> For some reason on this machine it gets part way through booting from the
> Debain 2.1 (slink) rescue floppy when it just stops soon after detecting
> the ide HDs.
> ie The last few boot lines are:
> hda: WDC blah blah blah...
> hdc: IOMEGA ZIP blah blah blah..
> hdd: CRD-8400B, blah blah blah
> ide0 at 0x1f0-0x1f7,0f3f6 on irg 14
> Looking at the boot log of my other (old) machine it then should probably
> go off and do something like:
> FDC 0 is a blah blah
> md driver 0.blah blah
> and so on.
> I have tried following the Debian tips of removing plug and play cards but
> with no luck. I even tried the safe rescue floppy, then tried a Debian
> 2.0 bootable CD but still got stuck in the same place.
> I then tried the Redhat 6 boot floppy and it started up fine making it
> past the Debian sticking point with no trouble.
> Any ideas?
> Machine vitals:
> Gateway GP7-450 PentiumIII 450
> 128MB RAM
> SCSI card (for tape drive only) Adaptec AHA-2940 (removing this didn't
> help boot)
> 8.4 GB ATA HD
> ATAPI CD-ROM
> 3Com Etherlink 10/100 PCI ethernet card
> ATI Rage 128 16MB 2X 3-D AGP Graphics Accelerator (Don't know if X is
> going to like this?)
> SoundBlaster Audio PCI 64D Soundcard (removing this didn't help either)
> PS/2 KB & mouse
> Dr Richard Wraith IT Manager
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