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RE: HP 712 - No partitionable media

It seems I just had to start over from scratch.  Apparently, I got myself
into trouble by backstepping to load the scsi module on the first attempt,
because it worked just fine this time.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Slor [mailto:slor@comcast.net] 
> Sent: Wednesday, November 15, 2006 10:59 AM
> To: debian-hppa@lists.debian.org
> Subject: HP 712 - No partitionable media
> I have an old 712 that I am trying to install Sarge on, and I 
> can't seem to get past the disk detection phase.  Here are 
> the steps I'm taking and the results, following section 4.3 
> (Booting from network) in the PA-RISC HOWTO:
> - I set up bootp/tftp on my existing linux box to serve up 
> the lifimage from 
> http://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/sarge/main/installer-hppa/c
> netboot/2.6/boot.img.
> - From the HP BOOT-ADMIN prompt, I use "boot lan" to kick off 
> the installation.
> - The image loads, and it goes into low memory installation 
> mode (I have only 32 MB on the machine at this time).
> - I configure my network and am able to connect to the debian 
> ftp mirror to get installation packages.
> - On the install package selection screen, I select the 
> network setup, auto-partitioning, and SCSI support options, 
> and those are pulled from the mirror.
> - This is where I get stuck.  I reach the screen that loads 
> up the partitioner, and it errors with the dreaded "no 
> partitionable media were found" message.  My machine contains 
> the standard 1 GB SCSI drive that shipped in that machine, 
> which currently contains an old HP-UX installation (that I 
> plan to wipe and replace with Debian).  The drive seems ok, 
> because I can boot HP-UX from it.
> Is there a step that I have missed in getting the installer 
> to recognize my drive?
> Thanks!
> --
> James
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