Package: installation-reports INSTALL REPORT Debian-installer-version: alpha test rc1 from may 30 uname -a: Date: 6. june 2004 ~16h Method: sarge-alpha-businesscard.iso, boot from scsi cdrom, target ont scsi hard disc. Machine: Digital Server 4000 - family Rawhide Processor: 4 Memory: ~ 800 Mb Root Device: SCSI Maverick hard disc Root Size/partition table: 520mb from the end of a ~540 mb scsi drive Output of lspci and lspci -n: Base System Installation Checklist: [O] = OK, [E] = Error (please elaborate below), [ ] = didn't try it Initial boot worked: [O] Configure network HW: [E] 1) Config network: [O/E] 2) Detect CD: [O] Load installer modules: [O] Detect hard drives: [O] Partition hard drives: [O] Create file systems: [O] Mount partitions: [O] Install base system: [E] 3) Install boot loader: [E] 4) Reboot: [E] 5) Comments/Problems: this is the same machine as #242659 *) unfortunately ended again without a working os on it. 1) detecting network loads module DAC960 don't know how that raid controller helps for networking? anyway everything dead, last thing i could do was to change consoles without seeing any grave message, i assume kernel panic -> please blacklist that controller for network detection. rebooted with DEBCONF_PRIORITY=medium to not load that module 2) another error while installing the base system on a clean target: "couldn't download dpkg" the dhcpd daemon of that ass slow network is configured with "renewal in 150 seconds" so that may have interferred. on the next run i had more luck regarding network. 3) install the base system fails after 70% because of apt-utils vc3 shows: Errors were encountered while processing: apt-utils umount: /target/dev/pts: No such file or directory umount: /target/dev/shm: No such file or directory umount: /target/proc/bus/usb: Invalid argument changed to vc2, chrooted into /target, cd /var/cache/apt/archives, dpkg -i *deb apt-get install aboot libdb4.2 kernel-image-2.4.26-generic 4) boot loader menu entry jumps back to base-install instaed of calling swriteboot witch correct arguments: tried to install aboot from debian main-menu, that asked if i want to proceed on an unclean base install, which i thought to have cured above somehow, but arrrgh it brings me back to 3) redone aboves steps then outside of chroot: sbin/swriteboot -c1 dev/sda boot/bootlx (hmm it's a wild guess but seems to work somehow, stumbeled a bit but /dev/sda seemed not to exist only above /target) edited /etc/aboot.conf to reflect the root partition on 1 partition. 5) boot fails on kernel panic unable to mount root=/dev/sda1 when entering aboot, a quick 'l' lists aboot.conf entries choosing 1 boots up the kernel, but Please append a correct "root=" boot option kernel panic: vfs unable to mount root fs on 08.01 also treid with bootargs devfs=mount,dall root=/dev/scsi/host0/bus/0/target0/lun0/partition1 but same result. hope that helps for further alpha development. best regards maks *) i will close that bug report, as scsi disc were recognised after boot (no need to mount) those base system trouble were cured, and the menu entry of aboot showed up.
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