Re: My few hints on installing Sarge on a Cobalt Qube2
* Guido Zeiger <email@example.com> [2004-08-02 19:49]:
> 2.) if your Qube2 ist already running CobaltOS you get the MAC-address
> from the commandline with ifconfig
> 5.) if your Qube2 does netboot now.... dont use the left/right
> Cursor-Keys on the Qube2 for moving (like on the CobaltOS Menue)...
> use only up/down and enter... by using left/right my Qube2 did try to
> boot directly from the hda...
Thanks, I'll add a note about this to the HOWTO.
> 6.) after getting the Installer-Screen I tried to use the german
> language to install.... but it seeems there comes nothing up..did wait
> a lot of time.... after restarting with netboot and choosing
This is a bug... we have not been able to track it down, so languages
other than English should not be offered to user. I'll talk to other
d-i developers about this.
> 7.) (this number has already find another user as a problem, and I
> solved the problem the same way)
> in the Install-process the Installer did configure the network as DHCP
> (and you can configure HostName etc)...
> BUT when you didnt use normally DHCP your Qube2 wouldnt find the way to
> the Debian-Mirrors... and he will only
> tell you that this server hasnt the right packages for Mipsel. In my
> first try, I did try serval mirrors with no luck :-((
> After thinking about was the installer has done with the
> Network-Settings, I did "go back" to the Installer-Menue and
> reconfigured the Network for using static IPs. After this point the
> Installer did find the packages on the mirror-Servers just fine :-))
Sorry, I don't understand what you mean. Can you explain again?
> 8.) My next "STOP" was the configuration after the Base-Installation
> (which I had to restart between the installation, because in the first
> time the didnt get the telnet-package right)... I dont kno why, but I
> checked to install the "Desktop" (additional to the
This might have been a temporary problem.
> 9.) because I didnt want to use the serial Terminal, I installed the
> package telnetd with apt-get. So I can now telnet from my Apple Cube to
Better use SSH since it offers encryption.