Bug#603087: amd64 squeeze install success - Dell R815
thanks for your report and your usability analysis for the installation.
Please take a look on the manual, there is a chapter about missing firmware
Does it answers your notes regarding firmware?
1 - http://d-i.alioth.debian.org/manual/en.amd64/ch06s04.html
A Quarta 10 Novembro 2010 20:49:09 Greg Wooledge você escreveu:
> Package: installation-reports
> Boot method: CD (squeeze beta 1 netinst)
> Image version:
> eeze-di-beta1-amd64-netinst.iso Date: 2010-11-10
> Machine: Dell PowerEdge R815
> Processor: multiple Opteron 6128
> Memory: 4 GB
> Partitions: defaults using guided LVM, but I'm modifying them
> This worked flawlessly except for the non-free NICs, which required
> firmware. I didn't have the firmware burned to a CD-R at the time of
> the installation, so I had to do that, and then manually attempt to
> pick up the leftover pieces after the installation. Specifically:
> * I had to know how to extract the firmware debs from the tarball,
> build an ISO image of them, burn that image to a CD, and mount it
> on the target system.
> * I had to know how to install a .deb file from the mounted CD. (And to
> identify which file I actually needed. Fortunately the copious number
> of "can't find bnx2/... firmware" errors seen throughout the process
> were enough for me to figure that out.)
> * I had to know how to rmmod and then modprobe the driver module
> (although I suppose rebooting might have sufficed there).
> * I had to know how to configure /etc/network/interfaces to configure
> eth0 in DHCP client mode, and to run "ifup eth0" to make it start
> running. (Again, a reboot might work for the latter part.)
> * I had to know how to put a package repository into /etc/apt/sources.list
> by hand ("man sources.list" has a sample, thank goodness) since there
> is no longer a post-installation "apt-setup" command.
Melhores cumprimentos/Best regards,