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Re: VERY preliminary boot floppies available for testing

On Thu, Mar 02, 2000 at 01:34:26PM -0500, Daniel Jacobowitz wrote:
> 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.

I have still problems with the keyboard recognition in the apus boot floppies.
I don't understand how it works, and was ignored on debian-boot. I did the
changes hartmut suggested, and even looked at the resulting bootstrap binary,
and see no reason why it still searches for amiga/amiga/amiga-fr.bmap instead
of amiga/amiga-fr.bmap. I am bafled.

Still you should now be able to build the apus boot floppies directly from the boot-floppies from cvs and an actual ftp debian mirror.



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