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Bug#264358: Debian Installer RC 1 on Alpha

Hi Peter,

Thank you for your report.

On Sun, Aug 08, 2004 at 01:37:06PM +0200, Peter Van Loock wrote:
> -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.

This is not really a bug, so much as a limitation of the architecture;
the only way to ensure a reboot automatically boots to the right device
is for debian-installer to be able to map reliably between Linux device
names and SRM device names, which is a quite difficult problem that no
one seems to have done any work on yet.

> -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.

Do you know what kernel ended up installed on your system?  (Either from
remembering choosing one during the install, or from the boot-time
messages?)  To my knowledge, this is still a problem if you try to
install a 2.6 kernel in testing, but this bug is fixed for me when
installing a 2.4 kernel.

Steve Langasek
postmodern programmer

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