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Re: K220 boot problems

On Wed, Feb 05, 2003 at 03:49:03PM -0800, James Dooley wrote:
> Hello, all.
>     I recently picked up an HP 9000/859/K220
> that I would like to install debian on. Reading through
> the list, I have seen other people with K-class boxes
> have no trouble. Unfortunately, I am not so lucky.
> I am netbooting the system using the lifimage I grabbed
> from <debian-ftp>woody/main/disks-hppa/current
> which is dated 5/16/2002. Every time I try to boot, it crashes
> at the same point with the following final messages:

your suspicion is correct -- K class doesn't have 16550-style
serial ports.  support for K class serial wasn't added till after
the debian 3.0 release.  you can pick up a replacement lifimage from

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