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Package: boot-floppies
Version: unknown

I am using PXE boot,
dists/woody/main/disks-i386/3.0.23-2002-05-21/bf2.4/tftpboot.img, to
install to an Acerpower 6100 (Pentium II).

It does not support my network card:
00:10.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corp. 82557 [Ethernet Pro 100] (rev
05)
        Subsystem: IBM 82558B Ethernet Pro 10/100
        Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 32, IRQ 9
        Memory at 82100000 (32-bit, prefetchable)
        I/O ports at 8000
        Memory at 80200000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable)
        Expansion ROM at 80300000 [disabled]
        Capabilities: [dc] Power Management version 1

and required me to use a CD or floppy to supply the driver.

I inserted debian-30r1-i386-binary-1.iso, and the installer gave me a
selection of one set of modules from which to choose.

I was unable to read the full name of the file it offered; had it
located all the modules on the CD I would have been unable to select the
correct one.

The one it chose contained only 2.2 modules, of no use to my 2.4 kernel.

I suggest that
a) b-f be corrected so as to display the full name of the modules it
offers, if not the full path/name, then at least the distinguishing
part(s).
b) b-f be correct so as to not offer any modules incompatible with the
running kernel.

There is a related problem, so I won't file a separate report.

I eventually got my network driver in place as a foreign module, and
proceded to install from the default http server.

On rebooting, I find that it's installed a 2.2.20 kernel, without
offering me a choice, even though I chose to use a 2.4 kernel for
installation.

There are many machines that the 2.2 kernel simply would not boot,
including one here that has a hotrod 66 card in it:
00:0c.0 Unknown mass storage controller: Triones Technologies, Inc.
HPT366 / HPT370 (rev 01)
        Control: I/O+ Mem- BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop-
ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B-
        Status: Cap- 66Mhz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort-
<TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR-
        Latency: 120 (2000ns min, 2000ns max)
        Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 11
        Region 0: I/O ports at 9000
        Region 1: I/O ports at 8800
        Region 4: I/O ports at 8400

00:0c.1 Unknown mass storage controller: Triones Technologies, Inc.
HPT366 / HPT370 (rev 01)
        Control: I/O+ Mem- BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop-
ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B-
        Status: Cap- 66Mhz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort-
<TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR-
        Latency: 120 (2000ns min, 2000ns max)
        Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 11
        Region 0: I/O ports at 8000
        Region 1: I/O ports at 7800
        Region 4: I/O ports at 7400

For some time I ran Red Hat Linux booting from a drive on this
controller. It works well with 2.4, but afaik not at all with 2.2.

I suggest that b-f be changed to install a kernel from the same series
as that used for install: if the person installing chooses a 2.2 kernel,
then installing a 2.2.20 kernel is appropriate, but if 2.4 then
installing a 2.2 kernel is necessary.



-- 
Cheers
John Summerfield
Please, don't mail to debian@computerdatasafe.com.au, my antispam
filters treat it as spam.


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I'm closing all bug reports filed on the boot-floppies since this
codebase has reached its end of life. boot-floppies is only in Debian
oldstable now (and temporarily in unstable because of bug #224469).

The new installer for sarge and beyond is of course, the
debian-installer. It solves a great many issues present in the
boot-floppies.

If you believe that your boot-floppies bug is still present in
debian-installer somehow, then please reopen the bug report and reassign
it there, or perhaps better, file a new bug report.

--=20
see shy jo

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