Bug#70428: marked as done (PM2865U3 has problems during debian install)
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From: Jason Mesker <email@example.com>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: PM2865U3 has problems during debian install
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Date: Mon, 28 Aug 2000 08:27:25 -0400
I am trying to install Debian 2.2 on a new machine with a PM2865U3 controller. I downloaded a new kernel source 2.2.17, patched it with the DPT controller driver and recompiled the kernel. I put the kernel in place of the default kernel on the rescue.bin disk. The version of boot-floppies is:
This disk uses Linux 2.2.17
The error is very non helpfull on finding the problem, on tty3 I get repeated "Open error". This error starts up as soon as the system boots up, even on the opening screen. From what I have seen it looks like tty3 is a tail -f of /var/log/messages. There are no other error messages that I have ever encountered. It appears that the error messages are coming from dbootstrap becuase it looks like the error messages stop when I kill it, of course it is respawned quickly so I am still not 100% for sure about dbootstrap being the exact problem.
Also the ramdisk is not mounted rw, I have to manually mount -o remount rw / before I can continue the install process. Also the drives go *very* slow, example, takes around 15 mins to mke2fs on 3 4 gig Raid 5 drives.
Also the compact version of the bootdisks do not contain the driver for the card as the driver isn't installed in the stock kernel yet for this card. I will be getting the email address of DPT for Adam Di Carlo as he requested. Thanks.
-- System Information
Debian Release: woody
Kernel: Linux hammer 2.2.15 #1 Thu Jun 22 09:36:29 EDT 2000 i586
Versions of packages boot-floppies depends on:
ii ash 0.3.7-2 NetBSD /bin/sh
ii bison 1:1.28-5 A parser generator that is compati
ii cslatex 1.2.1 LaTeX for Czech/Slovak typesetting
ii cspsfonts 0.2.1 Support for Czech and Slovak Type1
ii debhelper 2.1.4 helper programs for debian/rules
ii debiandoc-sgml 1.1.43 DebianDoc SGML DTD and formatting
ii dpkg-awk 1.0.0 Gawk script to parse /var/lib/dpkg
ii dpkg-dev 1.6.14 Package building tools for Debian
ii file 3.28-1 Determines file type using "magic"
ii flex 2.5.4a-7 A fast lexical analyzer generator.
ii gawk 1:3.0.4-4 GNU awk, a pattern scanning and pr
ii gcc 1:2.95.2-14 The GNU C compiler.
ii gettext 0.10.35-15 GNU Internationalization utilities
ii libc6-pic [glibc-pic] 2.1.3-10 GNU C Library: PIC archive library
ii libgd1g-dev 1.7.3-0.1 GD Graphics Library (development v
ii libi18n-langtags-perl 0.13-1 Perl module for dealing with RFC17
ii libnewt-dev 0.50.8-1 Developer's toolkit for newt windo
ii libpaperg 1.0.3-13 Library for handling paper charact
ii libpopt-dev 1.5-0.1 lib for parsing cmdline parameters
ii libwww-perl 5.48-1 WWW client/server library for Perl
ii m4 1.4-10 a macro processing language
ii make 3.79.1-1 The GNU version of the "make" util
ii makedev 2.3.1-44 Creates special device files in /d
ii man-db 2.3.17-2 Display the on-line manual.
ii perl-5.004 [perl5] 5.004.05-6 Larry Wall's Practical Extracting
ii perl-5.005 [perl5] 5.005.03-7.1 Larry Wall's Practical Extracting
ii pointerize 0.4 Internationalization utilities, ba
ii recode 3.5-1 Character set conversion utility.
ii rsync 2.4.3-1 fast remote file copy program (lik
ii slang1-pic 1.4.1-1 The S-Lang programming library, sh
ii tetex-bin 1.0.7+20000807-1 teTeX binary files
ii tetex-extra 1.0.2+20000804-1 extra teTeX library files
ii zlib1g-dev 1:1.1.3-9 compression library - development
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To: Jason Mesker <email@example.com>
Subject: Re: Bug#70428: DPT controller
References: <39ABD3E0.7A6332C8@tool.net> <firstname.lastname@example.org> <39AD1AC3.DAAD8F5F@tool.net>
From: Adam Di Carlo <email@example.com>
Date: 02 Sep 2000 15:02:36 -0400
In-Reply-To: Jason Mesker's message of "Wed, 30 Aug 2000 14:31:31 +0000"
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Jason Mesker <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Actually when I took steps a little further it looks like I have a buggy
> version of potato-pre which is causeing the mount of the ramdisk to be
> read only from the rescue disks. I tried just a normal install and it
> did the same thing. I downloaded new disks and the problem is fixed.
> Sorry about that and thanks for all you concern. You are a very
> valuable person for the Debian project because of your strong desire to
> help people fix their problems.... I can only hope to be of as much
> help for the Debian project myself one day. This bug can be closed.
> Thanks again.
Thanks for the kind words. Closing the bug. Please feel free to open
a bug on kernel-image-2.2.17-compact if there is a way for Debian to
provide support for this driver natively.
.....Adam Di Carlo....adam@onShore.com.....<URL:http://www.onShore.com/>
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