Re: Installing Debian sarge (beta4) on Cobalt
* El Bailador <firstname.lastname@example.org> [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
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:
mkdir -p /target
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.