Re: HP i2000 IA64 install experience w/3.1 testing
Thanks for the reply & info, much appreciated.
Replying directly to you in case it is not useful to the boot list &
cc'ing to the
Frans Pop wrote:
OK - gatech.edu was the only one that was error free but by then we had
On Friday 28 April 2006 15:50, Hurf Sheldon wrote:
After several attempts, Debian 3.1 "testing" was installed successfully
on IA64 HP i2000 Itanium 733mhz single cpu. using the Debian 3.1
netinst.iso. "locale" errors were a problem on all installations.
Consider this a bug report for the install dialog. Problems were
experienced with earlier Sarge version and various mirrors.
I'm not going to reply to all the installation attempts. I've personally
no experience with the IA64 port and don't know about issues with Sarge.
Glad though that the current Etch installation worked.
Some of your mirror problems can be explained by the fact that there is a
mirror reorganization going on currently and the installer still reflects
the "old" situation.
keep the selection small.
We wanted to achieve an error free install to have confidence in the
After we did, aptitude worked as advertised and was robust enough to use
1: Debian Sarge loaded, we chose "desktop"; the install errored out on
2.6 expert saying several packages didn't download correctly from the
That is after the reboot then. In that case recovering from the errors
should have been possible without having to reinstall.
Your problems could be either related to the mirror you were using (in
which case switching to a different mirror is pretty easy) or maybe due
to architecture specific bugs in aptitude.
that wasn't labeled specifically. (this could be a feature or a bug)
It was all that was offered from the mirror so we took a chance - It
might have worked but
3: Downloaded debian-testing-ia64-netinst.iso ( "Etch"?) went through
Was offered only "stable" from ftp.debian.org - (hey, why not?) this
Installing stable using the Etch installer is not really supported.
for the locale problems but we don't know.
How to solve "locale issues " (After some manual surfing & trial &
error): Created /etc/locale.gen with 'echo "en_US UTF-8"
/etc/locale.gen' ran `locale-gen`.
I think this was tried and failed with a "xxx does not exist or not
writable" (more or less) error
The best way is: 'dpkg-reconfigure locales'
US, English and Eastern time. None of these seemed to have been applied
as we had to
Should the "Locale" stuff be set by the language dialog during the
install? (Most of the errors were "Couldn't set LC_xxx - file not
Some errors with locales _during_ the installation are expected. However,
you should not get any errors after the installation.
What language and country did you select exactly at the beginning of the
set date/time/tz by hand (with `date`).
If you installed in expert mode with the Etch installer, did you change
any of the defaults in the two questions about locales after that?
What were the contents of /etc/locale.gen and /etc/environment before you
corrected stuff manually (if you can still reproduce that)?
/etc/local.gen did not exist before we created it - now contains: en_US
/etc/environment appears to have been created with the installation and
LANG="en_US". None of the "LC_xxx" errors we saw indicated "en_US" as
Are there Debian analogs for Redhat's chkconfig, authconf and
serviceconf? How do we allow logins from nis users? (ypbind has a
server but the users and paths are not recognized)
Sorry, these questions are off-topic for the debian-boot list. Please try
If needed, you may be able to get some IA64 specific help from the
debian-ia64 mailing list.
Thanks for your report. Next time please consider sending a formal
installation report .