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Re: Installing Debian sarge (beta4) on Cobalt

* El Bailador <pepillo@gmx.de> [2004-07-11 21:04]:
> > http://people.debian.org/~tbm/d-i/images/mipsel/daily/cobalt/netboot/
> After selecting "write to disk", install hangs by the message
> "Creating ext3 filesystem for / in partition #3 of IDE master (hda) ...".
> The process bar shows "0%" and does not move, I waited half an hour.

I just tried an installation and it works for me.  Via the serial
console, it's hard to tell what is going on because you cannot open
another shell to look at log files.  You could wait until SSH support
is implemented.

Alternatively, you could skip the partitioning tool and format and
mount the partitions yourself... You have to use devfs paths
(/dev/ide/....).  Just do something like:

mkswap /dev/ide/.../part2
swapon /dev/ide/.../part2

mkdir -p /target
mkfs.ext3 /dev/ide/.../part3
mount /dev/ide/.../part/3 /target

mkdir -p /target/boot
mkfs.ext2 -r 0 /dev/ide/.../part1
mount /dev/ide/.../part/1 /target/boot

And then install the base system.
Martin Michlmayr

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