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install report: sid on i386


trying to install  sarge-i386-netinst.iso  from
onto an existing XFS partition (from an old Mandrake install)
by selecting to 'keep existing file system intact' failed.
Here comes an excerpt from /var/log/messages:

Using /lib/modules/2.4.24-1-386/kernel/drivers/ide/ide-detect.o

insmod    ide-detect  

modprobe: failed to load module ide-disk
Using /lib/modules/2.4.24-1-386/kernel/drivers/cdrom/cdrom.o
Using /lib/modules/2.4.24-1-386/kernel/drivers/ide/ide-cd.o

insmod    cdrom 
insmod    ide-cd  
Using /lib/modules/2.4.24-1-386/kernel/fs/isofs/isofs.o
insmod    isofs  
Using /lib/modules/2.4.24-1-386/kernel/drivers/net/mii.o
Using /lib/modules/2.4.24-1-386/kernel/drivers/net/eepro100.o
insmod    mii 
insmod    eepro100  
Using /lib/modules/2.4.24-1-386/kernel/drivers/scsi/ncr53c8xx.o

insmod    ncr53c8xx  
Using /lib/modules/2.4.24-1-386/kernel/drivers/scsi/sd_mod.o

insmod    sd_mod  
Using /lib/modules/2.4.24-1-386/kernel/fs/jbd/jbd.o
Using /lib/modules/2.4.24-1-386/kernel/fs/ext3/ext3.o
Using /lib/modules/2.4.24-1-386/kernel/fs/reiserfs/reiserfs.o
Using /lib/modules/2.4.24-1-386/kernel/fs/jfs/jfs.o
insmod: xfs.o: no module by that name found
modprobe: failed to load module xfs

The failure to load module ide-disk seems to do no harm. The 
xfs.o failure however seems to be fatal but is not reported 
prominently, so later error messages ('seg fault' or 'no room 
left on disk') distract from the real cause. 

Replacing xfs with ext2, the install goes really fast and
mostly smooth (more on that separately). I am deeply impressed!


Herbert Kaminski  D-26122 Oldenburg
Tel. +49-441-5090133   Fax -9558939

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