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Re: Tips on ZX6000 install

I have a similar system - HP RX2600. I found that Although serial

Carlo Segre wrote:
> Hi All:
> I have seen references to problems like these on the list but with no
> clear resolution.
> I have a newly acquired ZX6000 system with version 2.21 ROM.  I have
> been trying to install lenny on this system with no success and I
> wonder if there are tricks I am just not aware of.
> I have no problem getting to boot installation menu with three kernel
> options: Install, Install (Expert mode), and Rescue.  Whenever I
> select any one of these, I get the kernel loading line and then the
> line telling me it is loading intrd.gz and when this latter says
> "done" everything stops.

Sounds like at this point the kernel is switching output on you, from
VGA to serial or vice versa. Make sure you are watching both the serial
and VGA output. If that is the case, switching whether you are passing
the console=ttyS0 option to the kernel may help.

On my RX2600 (a very similar box), I have to use a USB keyboard to
navigate the firmware prompts, it is only when linux is loaded that I
can switch to input over serial input. Could be unrelated, but it's
worth trying to input and output over both VGA and serial until you can
pin down exactly what's going on.

Hope that helps & good luck!
Brian Szymanski

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