Re: Tips on ZX6000 install
Carlo Segre wrote:
I have seen references to problems like these on the list but with no
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"
This happened when I was using the VGA output and when I tried
connecting to the console as well. As a side note, once I started
working on the console, I can't get the system to go back to the VGA
I tried making sure that the console was set to 9600 baud since that is
the speed of the serial port I have connected it to but this does not
I tried the current squeeze image since there was a note in August 2008
saying that the kernel in lenny might be the problem.
I would appreciate any help the list can give me, I haven't found
anything in the installation manual which addresses this problem.
I saw a similar problem when installing Debian on my HP DL/560 a long
time ago. The fix there was to specify console=tty0 on the kernel boot
I had another similar problem recently on a Celestia Itanium2 box. The
Gentoo IA64 install kernel would simply stop after unpacking the initrd.
I don't believe it was running at all but I couldn't debug it. The
Fedora 9 IA64 installer booted perfectly. To see if that is similar to
your problem you could try IA64 FC9. There are no newer versions of
Fedora IA64 unfortunately, although I believe there are up to date IA64
CentOS and RHEL versions available.
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