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Bug#264358: Debian Installer RC 1 on Alpha

On Tuesday 10 August 2004 09:18, Steve Langasek wrote:
> 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.
> Thanks,

Hi Steve,

This morning I verified the kernel-version. By using the 'dir' command in 
aboot I could see kernel version 2.4.26-1-generic was installed.


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