Re: Cobalt Raq2 Network Issues
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From: "James" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Monday, August 01, 2005 11:32 PM
Subject: Cobalt Raq2 Network Issues
Ladies and Gents,
I am attempting to install Debian on a Cobalt Raq2. I am booting the
system from another Debian machine using dhcp and the nfsroot package from
When running the installer the system continually looses network
connectivity. After continually bringing the network interface (eth0) up
and down to get all the needed packages, I finally got the system
Once I got the system booted on Debian-stable, running "Linux
2.4.27-r5k-cobalt", the network continually drops out. There is no
information logged to /var/log/messages, /var/log/kern.log or dmesg.
Searching online I found a few references to others having similar
problems but found no real solutions to the problem. Has anyone else had
this problem? Or found a solution for it?
This is a very common problem and you need to get a new kernel and patch it
in order to fix this.
I have just built one yesterday and you can grab it right here along with
the .config and colo v1.19 (vmlinux.gz):
It is very basic as it was used on my webserver so dont expect to see any
netfilter or such things in it.
to install it all you need to do is dpkg -i <kernel.deb>