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Bug#133935: 3.0.19 net-install impossible

On Thu, Feb 14, 2002 at 05:58:20PM +0100, Wilmer van der Gaast wrote:
> Package: boot-floppies
> Version: 3.0.19
> Severity: important
> Colin Walters@lists.debian-sparc@14 Feb 2002 00:08:03 -0500:
> > > I tried 3.0.19 on my x86 last week, but it sucked. There was no way
> > > to install from network. Even worse, without fooling the Linux
> > > kernel (hdc=none hdd=none) it insisted on an install from CD, didn't
> > > even offer me to install from another partition. Haven't been able
> > > to test more..
> >  
> This is about all I can say. It happened with the compact 1.44 sets and
> the normal 1.44 sets.
> After initializing the swap partition and mounting an existing ext2
> partition as root I choose for the next step, intall kernel+modules. It
> immediately prompts me which one (of the two) CD-ROM drives I'd like to
> use. I get the same screen when installing a base system.
> Then I retried, but with the hdc=none, hdd=none flags to make the
> installer believe there are no CD drives. Worked just a bit, now it
> allowed me to install from an existing partition, fd0 or fd1 (IIRC). But
> still no FTP/HTTP.

There were several fixes to the hard disk installation code which will
not be available until 3.0.20 (or if you have a few 100 M free and a
couple hours, you could build from cvs...). At the least, it will
behave differently... so this should be revisited with that version.

There were also several debug messages added in that code, so when you
check it out if you boot with ' debug' added to your boot arguments,
you will see more info on console 3.

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