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Re: Struggling with RaQ2-Debian [SCANNED]

On 8/4/04 12:07 PM, "Martin Michlmayr" wrote:

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Thanks! I found an old PC laying around that I can use to reformat here, I
have 2 15 gig drives also laying around which I will try.

Will let you know what happens, unfortunately we need to devote time to the
business end here until the weekend...will do re-installs then...Thanks

> * David Thurman <listonly@webpresencegroup.net> [2004-08-02 07:58]:
>> We are using a Mac OS X Panther 10.3.4 as our desktop machine to
>> reformat the hard drives, since we don't have any available PC type
>> machines to use.  I do remember reading somewhere that you had to do
>> something different if the drives had BSD partitions, and since OS X
>> is based on a BSD system could it be when we format to drives they
>> are in the wrong format?
> This is possible indeed.  You'll probably have to format the disk with
> DOS labels otherwise d-i might get confused.
>> Also we tried 15 gig drives, the Raq2 will go from Net Booting to the
>> selection of NFS, and start to pull down the files from a mirror.
>> When we place a 40 gig drive it never leaves Net Booting. Is there a limit
>> on the hard drive? Or could it relate to the above issue/statement?
> I have heard onother report that the firmware would not boot with a 40
> gig disk while a 30 gig disk worked just fine.  It's possible that you
> have a version of the firmware which doesn't like disks bigger than 32
> gig.
>> When we are able to get a download, though we have had mirrors not
>> respond and we keep hitting retry or will select a different mirror.
>> Do some mirrors not carry the same versions as other mirrors?
> They should all carry the same files.  Using ftp.debian.org or the
> oregonstate mirror should work.
>> Which version should we really be downloading? Stable - Testing or Unstable?
> Testing.

David Thurman
The Web Presence Group
Web Development/E-Commerce/CMS/Hosting/Dedicated Servers

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