Re: Problems with installing debian 2.2
> > get the system up, I didn't install much programs. This was the
> > first time I got the system up at all. However, there was not
> > much installed, so I was not able to do about anything ( I don't
> > know much about linux ). Because there were no X Window system
> > so I decided to install it again.
> Oh, that was silly. You can pull in more packages quite easily.
Well, if I install it many times, I'll get more in touch with it. :)
> > 11th time was just like 10th, expect that this time I chose
> > simple method of installing packages. I installed all GNOME stuff,
> > all language developement, SQL developement, X window system and games.
> > I installed about 2/3 - 3/4 of those packages available. This time
> > it went OK, but when it started to unpack & install the packages
> > ( pretty long session ) it unpacked & installed normally until it
> > got to wwwaffle ( or something like that ) package, and then the
> > system was locked, and there was no way to continue.
> This is clearly hardware/kernel issues. Not much us boot-floppies
> folks can do about that. It's either flakey hardware (loose RAM
> chip?) or else should be filed as a bug against kernel-image-2.2.17 I
> > read all the files correctly, but because I get the RH installed
> > easily, I'm not sure about that. However, as a newbie, I can't tell
> > if this is a bug or not.
> Well, this tells me that your problem stems from the new 2.2 linux
> kernels -- old RH 5.1 would use 2.0 kernels I think.
I checked it, and I think RH 5.1 is 2.0.34...My machine is P200
MMX, 88 MB ram, 0,5 & 2 GB hard disk, SB AWE 64, 56600 bps modem,
24*IDE/ATAPI CDROM, STB Velocity 128 4 MB PCI, a keyboard, a monitor
and a mouse. The motherboard, 24 MB ram, 0,5 GB hard disk and a
monitor are from 1995, the rest from 1997. I do suspect that flakey
> > If you still think I should file a wishlist for this, I can try
> > if you tell me what that actually means. I probably can tell
> > pretty accurately, what happened in my machine, and try to repeat
> > that error, etc. but not much else.
> I dunno. The thing to do would be to try to track down what hardware
> device driver is acting bad and tell the kernel folks about it, if you
I'll try to do that, if I'm still having more similar problems.
> When I have problems such as you describe, I start stripping out all
> the extra hardware -- uneedded internal modems and sound cards in
> Also check your bios settings -- be sure shadow RAM is off.