Re: debian stable version (installation problems)
On Mon, Sep 12, 2005 at 10:50:39AM +0000, enediel gonzalez wrote:
> >From: Horms <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> >To: enediel gonzalez <email@example.com>
> >CC: firstname.lastname@example.org
> >Subject: Re: debian stable version (installation problems)
> >Date: Mon, 12 Sep 2005 15:47:36 +0900
> >On Sun, Sep 11, 2005 at 12:12:43AM +0000, enediel gonzalez wrote:
> >> Hello:
> >> Using the netinst CD , I'm trying to install the stable version of
> >> debian, (i386)
> >> The PC has an Realtek onboard network card, I faced some errors
> >> so, I decided to desactivate it an added a 3com905 network card, with
> >> one the card's configuration procces passed whitout error, BUT
> >> after the first reboot this error appears even on the debian's starting
> >> process
> >> (I took this lines from /var/log/kern.log)
> >> Sep 10 12:31:15 java kernel: NETDEV WATCHDOG: eth0: transmit timed out
> >> Sep 10 12:31:15 java kernel: eth0: transmit timed out, tx_status 00
> >> e601.
> >> Sep 10 12:31:15 java kernel: diagnostics: net 0cc0 media 8802 dma
> >> 0000003b.
> >> Sep 10 12:31:15 java kernel: eth0: Interrupt posted but not delivered --
> >> IRQ blocked by another device?
> >is it possible to test the to see if this problem still manifests with
> >the 2.6.12 kernels, such as linux-image-2.6.12-1-686, that are in
> The solution I found to have first debian installation running was the
> I downloaded the netinst CD for the testing version (2.6 kernel)
> -I desactivated the onboard card (Realtek, just to bound my problems, at
> this moment I don't know if it was neccesary, may be not)
> -during the installation process, no errors were reported but none network
> card was configured properly on /etc/network/interfaces, I did it by hand
> -routing table empty, I had to put a rule neccesary there
> -/etc/resolv.conf was nos created on the installation process, I had to do
> Just after that, I started to download the packages from Internet.
> Everything was find after all this.
> Somebody on the users list answered me that I can install the stable
> version with the 2.6, sincerelly I don't have the information how to swicth
> the kernel on the installtion process, I asked for that information 'cause
> the most I want is to have the stable version running properly.
> I think that the answer for your question is YES, with the 2.6 kernel
> everything worked fine, only the test for the Realtek interface left.
It sounds like the Realtek problem is a kernel issue. Your idea of
disabling it during install is sound. Also using the testing
install is probably a good idea. Once you have the system installed,
you can upgrade the kernel by installing linux-image-2.6.12-1-686,
which may or may not help with the Realtek problem. The reason that
I suggest trying with 2.6.12 is that to be quite honest the chance
of problems of this nature being fixed in older kernels is close to
zero. 2.6.12, and soon the 2.6.13 package are the way of the future.
I have CCed debian-boot on this message, as other than the
Realtek problem, the troubles that you describe sound like
problems with debian-installer.