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problems installing debian on a cobalt raq 550

Hello, I’m new to the list and not familiar with cobalt raqs, I saw it was possible to install a sarge on it, so I’m trying …


I have read a howto on installing sarge on a cobalt raq or cube (http://www.cyrius.com/debian/cobalt/sarge.html), but I can’t make it work on a raq 550. Can someone confirm that this howto is applicable or not to a raq 550 ? I’ve searched the archive list but didn’t found anything confirming this, and how !



if the raq is set to bfn via nfs :


IP-Config: Got DHCP answer from, my address is

IP-Config: Complete:

      device=eth0, addr=, mask=, gw=,

     host=cobalt, domain=, nis-domain=(none),

     bootserver=, rootserver=, rootpath=/nfsroot

NET4: Unix domain sockets 1.0/SMP for Linux NET4.0.

Looking up port of RPC 100003/2 on

Looking up port of RPC 100005/1 on

VFS: Mounted root (nfs filesystem).

Freeing unused kernel memory: 112k freed

Warning: unable to open an initial console.

Kernel panic: No init found.  Try passing init= option to kernel.

 <6>disabling network interfaces.


And with cobalt set_boot_type to netkernel (set in the boot section of the bios of the raq) :


BOOTLOADER: opening "/boot/vmlinux.gz"

BOOTLOADER: reading "/boot/vmlinux.gz"

BOOTLOADER: read 55646bytes

BOOTLOADER: unmounting /

BOOTLOADER: calling reboot notifiers

md: stopping all md devices.

flushing ide devices: hda

disabling network interfaces.

BOOTLOADER: mapping 22M-32M for ride home

BOOTLOADER: disabling interupts

BOOTLOADER: flushing cache

BOOTLOADER: Leap of faith!

Back in ramcode: done

Second stage kernel: Decompressing -Error bunzip2ing kernel. Trying gunzip.

- done


and it then reboot :


command line: 'console=ttyS0,115200 debug ip=on root=/dev/nfs nfsroot=192.168.1.

130:/nfsroot-x86,rsize=8192,wsize=8192 '

booting kernel...


DIMM 0, RxCxB, Size/Index = DxAx4, 1x256MB/8, OK

DIMM 1, none found

DIMM 2, none found

DIMM 3, none found)


Thank you,



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