Bug#1808: No boot parameters available on final boot disk
This bug is not a package bug, but a bug in the installprocedure.
I am using debian-0.93 R6
When I start installing debian from scratch using the boot disk, i
have to write:
boot: linux ether=5,0x300,eth0
As a boot-parameter or else the system freezes when coming to the
'IP Protocols: ICMP, UDP, TCP'
part of the boot sequence
It seems that there are problems detecting my NE2000 compatible
That is not the problem that I wan't to report, cause when I type the
ether parameter it works fine. The problem appears when I have
installed the base system, and have made my second boot disk, which
will enable me to boot in the new debian system. When I boot on the
second boot disk, I can't give my ether-parameter, and thus the system
freezes again in the same spot
So in order to fix the problem I had to remove the netcard, and boot
without it, which actually worked. Or, as I really did, boot Linux
from a previous Slackware-installation on an other hard-disk, and
mount the debian base system, and copy the kernel on to my a
dos-partition, and use 'loadlin' with the ether boot-parameter.
A solution might bo to prompt for bootparameters as on the first boot
- Jan Moeller
PS: I like debian :)
Jan Moeller email@example.com http://www.daimi.aau.dk/~fwiffo
Computer Science Department, Aarhus University.
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