Re: Micro-HOWTO debian-hppa on 715/80 with serial console & cdrom
On Sat, Sep 01, 2001 at 07:15:12PM -0400, B. Douglas Hilton wrote:
> 1 used HP 715/80 with 32M RAM, 1Gb, cd-rom ( from Ebay )
> 1 salvaged HP 700/60 dumb terminal ( vt220 emulation )
By the way, the STI console works quite well on the 715/80,
if you have a suitable monitor.
> 1 DB15 joystick extension cable ~AUI ( from cablesnmor )
Hmm.. Glad this works. I thought the specs said you should never
run a cable between the transceiver and the AUI port. Just plug
the transceiver directly on to the back of the machine.
> Device Path Device Type
> --------- ----------
> scsi.2.0 TOSHIBA CD-ROM ....
> So set your boot path.
> path pri scsi.2.0
> And boot!
You can just 'boot scsi.2.0', instead of changing your primary path.
Then when you have to reboot later, you don't have to use the boot_admin
> Login as root. Switch to /etc/apt and edit sources.list
> vi sources.list
I found that with the 0.9 installation, nvi crashed the kernel very
promptly. Maybe this only occurs when using the STI console. Solution:
using the extra packages section of the CD, install vim before
> Then upgrade the base system.
> apt-get upgrade
> This is where I am at currently.
'apt-get install build-essential' to install all of the development
tools if you're going to build packages.
Also, I found that I had to upgrade the kernel as the latest upgrades
won't work with the 0.9 one. The kernel will just panic at the end
of the boot process.
Hamish Moffatt VK3SB <email@example.com> <firstname.lastname@example.org>