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Re: Preparing to install on HP9000 D330

Hello all,

I have recently installed debian-testing on a D330 via the network. I will
share my experience with you.

I you are going to use a serial console and you have a remote management /
access port card installed, take it out. It will cause you to to have to switch
ports from ttyS0 to ttyS1 after the kernel loads. You will see the cryptic

>Branching to kernel entry point 0x00100000.  If this is the last
>message you see, you may need to switch your console.  This is
>a common symptom -- search the FAQ and mailing list at parisc-linux.org

and the output will stop.

But switching ports is not acceptable, because the output on ttyS1 i.s.
.v.e.r.y. .s.l.o.w. Remove the card and you will not have to switch your
console and all proceeds fine.

I haven't tried using a graphics card and the sti console on a D-class.

As for my boot setup, I used an i386 running Debian as a boot server. I setup
dhcp and tftp as follows:

allow bootp;

subnet netmask {
    option broadcast-address;
    option domain-name "my.net";
    server-name "server.my.net";

host d330 {
    hardware ethernet 08:00:09:B8:B8:68;
    filename "lifimage";
    fixed-address d330.my.net;

tftp dgram udp wait nobody /usr/sbin/tcpd /usr/sbin/in.tftpd /tftpboot

Plug in your ethernet address and you fixed-address in dhcpd.conf.

Get "lifimage" from
and install it in /tftpboot.

Best of luck,
Bill Nestlerode
IT | Enterprise Hosting
Agilent Technologies

Peter Whysall writes:
>Dear List
>I've finally tired of HP-UX on the D330 I picked up some six months ago and wa
>s overjoyed to find that Debian is now usable on these boxes.
>However, what I have found is that there's no clear path to enlightenment here
> - I intend to install across the network (I don't have a CDRW so cannot take 
>the easier path of burnung a bootable CD. Anyway, network stuff is more fun.
>I would be chuffed if you fine lot could point me in the general direction of 
>some relevant documentation. Also, if the box isn't appropriate for this, I'd 
>like to know before I zap all the partitions on it :)
>Lastly, if anyone has any "if you remember nothing else remember this" type in
>formation, it'd be appreciated.
>And your reward? I'll document my adventures for your edificiation and amuseme
>Take care,
>Peter Whysall
>The TLD in my email address is sdrawkcab.
>Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 sid -- kernel 2.4.18
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