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Re: sparc IPC



>>>>> "Brian" == Brian May <bam@debian.org> writes:

    Brian> Hello, I have an old sparc IPC workstation, and am trying
    Brian> to install Debian testing on it, using boot disks created
    Brian> on 2001-10-27.

On other comment: it says "Extracting .../whiptail..." for a long
time.

The first time this happened, I thought it had crashed. The fact I
didn't have tty2 available to check didn't help :-(. The next time I
found it was unpacking all the packages again with dpkg (very slow
process on this computer...).

Of course, the debug output is on ALT+F4, but I was confused when
ALT+F1 said unpacking whiptail, but ALT+F4 said unpacking libc6...

I find the current behaviour confusing, and think the message should
change after it has unpacked whiptail.


Also: creation of the boot disk (last step before rebooting) failed. I
can't see any errors though, anywhere, that would indicate why. The
problem seems to be coming from superformat though, as that is the
only step executed (as per Alt+F3) before it fails - will look at that
after rebooting.
-- 
Brian May <bam@debian.org>



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