Problems installing with CVS updated 12/8
Hello debian-boot people;
I'm not sure if this has been mentioned, but I'm getting a whole bunch
of modprobe errors just prior to startup of dbootstrap. Something about
not finding /lib/modules/2.2.13. Forgive me if noting this is
After dbootstrap starts and installation has progressed to "Install
Operating System Kernel and Modules," I normally can just press enter
through "Select Archive path" after selecting the CDROM on /dev/hdc.
However, this time, dbootstrap returned "couldn't find
disks-2880/rescue.bin" after pressing enter at "list: Choose from a list
of all archive paths." When I selected "manually: Enter the directory
containing the archive files" and entered
"dists/potato/main/disks-i386/current," it found the archive and
When I got to the phase where dbootstrap installs the base system, I had
no problems when pressing enter at "list: Choose from a list of all
One note is that dbootstrap looks for disks-2880/rescue.bin, but the
build generates disks-2.88/rescue.bin.
After selecting boot from /dev/hda1 (where I installed Debian) by
default, install an MBR, and "reboot the system," it hung with a message
to the effect of "waiting to reboot". Giving it the three finger salute
restarted the system. The system hung on start-up where the lilo prompt
would have normally appeared. I came up on a rescue disk and, aaaargh,
the whole hard drive was swiped clean, partitions all gone and no
installation to be found. Man that's ugly.
Just to be sure, I updated, built, and burned another CD. Same thing.
Lastly, to rule out any coincidental hardware failures, I successfully
did an install from a CD I burned using yesterday's CVS build. One note
is that a new version of mbr came down the pike today.
Craig H. Block, Debian ia32 user
Linux 2.2.12 SMP i686 building CVS bf