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Re: install report: sid on i386, pure SCSI

Herbert Kaminski wrote:
> Hi,
> trying to install  sarge-i386-netinst.iso  from
> http://gluck.debian.org/cdimage/testing/sid_d-i/netinst/i386/20040131/
> on a pure SCSI drives me crazy :-]
> First, the CD does not boot with standard settings, where KNOPPIX 
> boots easily.

What is the error message / Exactly where did it fail?

> Fiddling around with controller and BIOS settings
> finally gets the system up,

What did you change for that?

> but soon it loops endlessly:
> after selecting language and keyboard, hardware detection executes
> and then the CD could not be mounted (as expected after reading the 
> Instalaltion-HOWTO). Next screen says "...failed to find and mount 
> a Debian CD...". Next screen is Main Menu. Selecting either "Detect 
> and mount CD-ROM" or "Load installer components" both restarts 
> hardware detection, this time telling me that it is missing modules
> 'initio' and '8238too' and I need to load them from a floppy.
> This continues endlessly.
> >From a shell, I can mount the CDrom_driver floppy (BTW: the HOWTO
> says I need the SCSI_drivers floppy, but there is none. It would
> reduce the pain to test the installer somewhat if the HOWTO would
> suggest the right floppy). Now if I only knew what to do with the
> udebs on that floppy... googling around did not help at all..

Probably something like switching to console 2 and typing
udpkg -i your_missing_scsi_driver.udeb


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