Bug#264358: Debian Installer RC 1 on Alpha
Debian-installer-version: Release Candidate 1
uname -a: N/A
Date: Sun Aug 8 13:21:23 CEST 2004
Method: Booted from CD
Machine: Alpha Personal Workstation 500a
Processor: Alpha EV56
Memory: 256 MB
Root Device: SCSI, /dev/sda
Root Size/partition table: N/A
Output of lspci: N/A
Base System Installation Checklist:
Initial boot worked: [O]
Configure network HW: [O]
Config network: [O]
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: [O]
Install boot loader: [O]
[O] = OK, [E] = Error (please elaborate below), [ ] = didn't try it
-When selecting the Belgian keyboard layout, I got the error message 'An
installation step failed: Select a keyboard layout'.
On /dev/tty4 I could read:
Error executing gunzip -d -c /usr/share/keymaps/i386/azerty/be-latin1.kmap.gz
So, the installer wants to install be2-latin1, but he tries to unzip
I chose the American English keymap and the installer continued.
-After the FIRST reboot, aboot insists on booting from the cd-rom drive. I had
to interrupt (with control-c) and force booting from sda. After a power-down,
aboot correctly boots from sda.
-After the kernel is loaded, I see some normal messages on the console, until
he tries to load the scsi-driver. This is a QLogic ISP1020.
From then on, I only get the following message repeated over and again until I
powerdown the machine:
SCSI aborting command due to timeout: pid 0, scsi0, channel 0, id 0, lun 0,
Inquiry 00 00 00 ff 00
The installer did it's work almost perfect, but it is not possible to boot
into a working machine.