Re: Status of Potato?
On Sat, 29 Jan 2000, Brandon Mitchell wrote:
> > > Hopefully tonight I can try a generic install at home which rarely
> > >gives me problems. If things are hurried, I have a spare harddrive
> > >for my laptop that I can give a try on, but a co-worker will want to
> > >use that in a few days.
> > I know there are several problems with the compact flavor. Either the
> > 'compact' option is not being set, or dbootstrap is not looking at
> > that option correctly. Known bug in 2.2.5.
> Ok, I gave it a try with non-compact on a pretty generic P90. Dhcp failed
> here too, I am unable to ping from either direction after a manual config,
> and netfetch of course fails. The good news, keyboard config works
> properly. The driver install was also successful.
> Network card: Realtek 8139
Looks like the kernel might not like my network card. I get an error
about not being able to allocate memory for a ring buffer or something.
Highly doubt that's a boot floppy problem.
I saw an error about not being able to write to /root/dbootstrap_settings
or something like that, because /root didn't exist apparently. This was
when configuring base, timezones I think.
> Side note, if there are instructions of converting base2_2.tgz to
> floppies, I test that part of the install. Otherwise, I'm dead in the
> water for now.
I couldn't find the floppy_split utility you mentioned, and cvs didn't
seem to like me, so I just downloaded the images. On reboot there is the
complaint about an unclean root partition as seen by others.
Some other errors:
insmod failed to create /var/log/ksymoops/19940131174636.ksyms because the
filesystem had yet to be remounted. This caused problems during while
Calculating module dependencies... depmod: error reading ELF header: No
such file or directory
The options I selected during install:
created user acct
I tried setting up apt for my cd, but it would just hang on setting up a
2.0 cd I had. I would cont-c out of this and it restarted the post-reboot
steps. I'll look into this a bit more and try to submit a bug against
Bug: The configuration of /etc/module didn't show my changes, I had to
rerun modconf after the reboot.
/etc/init.d/network didn't have my settings, but the network config did
bomb out from the kernel error.
Third reboot to see if things clear up:
Still see the readonly filesystem error for insmod.
Bug: Keyboard is no long US layout. Typing 12345 gets me &, e' (the
accent), ", ", ', and the paragraph symbol. I believe this is why people
can't login as root, my password contains numbers. I managed to figure
out this keyboard a bit, but it's not easy. If you need me to debug
things, let me know how, but try to minimize the typing :-( Running
"/etc/init.d/keymaps.sh start" results in:
So I think it's working as designed.
That's all for now. I might try compiling a kernel for this box to see if
that clears up network problems.
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