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install report: sid on i386, pure SCSI, part 2


still trying to install  sarge-i386-netinst.iso  from
on a pure SCSI system.

Hardware: PIII/500, 256 MB RAM, Initio 9100UW SCSI controller,
SCSI Disk 1GB, Yamaha SCSI CD writer

Loading module 'initio' by hand from the right floppy allows to 
complete the install until reboot of the system. Booting from 
harddisk starts fine, but then...

mount: /dev2/root2: no valid block device
[this message repeated several times]
pivot_root: No such file or directory
/sbin/init: 347: cannot open dev/console: no such file
kernel panic: Attempt to kill init

and the the keyboard leds blink.

Booting Knoppix and having a look at the hard disk does not reveal
anything suspicious (to me), maybe with one exception:
when I mount the /boot/initrd.img-xxx from the hard disk, it 
contains a file 'loadmodules' with, among other lines, one line
saying: "modprobe -k ini9100u" . /lib/modules of the initrd
does not contain any file with this name, but there is initio.o,
and also all other moules loaded in 'loadmodules'.  But actually,
I do not know how the initrd works ;-)

Maybe I should find out how to modify the initrd and then give
it one more try.


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