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Re: VERY preliminary boot floppies available for testing

On Thu, Mar 02, 2000 at 01:29:13PM -0500, james@netcsi.com wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 09, 2000 at 02:37:40AM -0500, Daniel Jacobowitz wrote:
> > Success reports welcomed but not expected.  Failure reports only if they are
> > particularly entertaining.  Expect more in the days to come.
> I tried installing this, along with the root.bin from:
>   http://web.espy.org/ftp/debian/ramdisk.image.gz,
> which was mentioned in some other message I now can't find.
> Well ... I got what you'd call a -partial- success.  By skipping 'install
> kernel and modules', which hung the installer if i used any means but
> floppy (ugh...and I have random system hangs when using floppies for
> anything ...) I pretty much got everything else installed fine.
> However, when I went to try the first boot, at some time very early in the
> boot process (it even happened with 'single') the machine would loop
> endlessly printing what looked like 2 or 3 lines of errors from kmod...
> one might have been the 'waitpid' thing in the source, it had some
> parentheses and numbers and commas... unfortunately it was scrolling too
> fast to read.
> I thought this was odd given that the rootdisk booted nicely.
> Also: the modules in your directory were 2.2.14, while the kernel is
> 2.2.15pre3?  So installing modules to see if that would help ... wouldn't.
> Or so I assume?

Actually, the kernel and modules are both 2.2.15pre3.  I just kept the
package version at 2.2.14 for simplicity.

I'll have a new build in a few days, with luck.


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|       Daniel Jacobowitz        |__|        SCS Class of 2002       |
|   Debian GNU/Linux Developer    __    Carnegie Mellon University   |
|         dan@debian.org         |  |       dmj+@andrew.cmu.edu      |
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