Re: Sarge.tgz Installer Strangeness RaQ2 [SCANNED]
On 7/30/04 10:09 AM, "David Thurman" wrote:
To answer myself.
> We attempted to do a manual partition but when we finished with our
> partition settings, the installer never gave a continue method to start the
> process, it would keep re-looping us to guide or help with the partition.
Sometimes depending, we don't get the auto-partitioning tool.
Do some mirrors not carry the same distro? Also we are getting a lot of
time-outs from ftp.us.debian.org and ftp.debian.org (both seemed to have the
complete package for the auto-partitioning tool)
> On the last attempt, the drive size was listed as 2.4 TB!!! Be nice if the
> installer was magically creating larger drives ;)
Still no idea why it did this. We have since removed the drive and are
trying a 15 gig drive.
> Also when using minicom we would at times get a lot of garbled output, when
> using screen seemed to be the same thing.
We are using a different machine that has unstable, and the minicom version
2.1 seems to not display the scrambled screen as well as we are running in
color. (Nice feature)
> We are using a Debian Woody server as the source server, with 2.2* something
> kernel (it's and older development box we had handy).
> Any ideas or work arounds or suggestions. I have read the MIPS list 3 times
> over on all RaQ2 related posts as well as Googled this out but after 100+
> emails and lots of coffee and extended hours on this I am at a blur so
> pardon my rambles.
We did find a lot of our answers by doing some additional reading and
viewing of the Debian-MIPS archives, so I apologize for the redundant
We are still attempting to get the RaQ to install the Debian sarge build
with our main area of issue the partitioning.
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