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Re: Installation report for d-i on Pegasos2

On Thu, Mar 18, 2004 at 10:15:50AM +0100, Ingo Juergensmann wrote:
> Hi!
> After I managed to successfully install Debian with Svens di-2004.02.26
> (from http://people.debian.org/~luther/pegasos/ - di-2004.03.15 wasn't
> available then), I want to give some feedback upon that... 

For info, those are netboot initrd of the corresponding d-i snapshot
(2004.03.15 is mostly beta3), builtin into a chrp kernel.

> - d-i worked fine - except for that problem that it doesn't supported pppoe. 
> It started straight with trying to retrieve files via a fixed line
> (configuration via DHCP or manual setup). It is obvious that this only works
> for machines hooked up directly to the net or are behind a router. When your
> machine to install is supposed to be your router, this will give you some
> problems to succeed installation with d-i. ;)
> Whereas I could work around this problem, I know of at least one other
> person who has this problem as well. 
> Prior to the installation problem, there was a problem to even load & start
> d-i successfully. The kernel couldn't mount root= or didn't find console,
> but Sven solved these problems rapidly by telling me to use kernel parameter
> "devfs=mount" when loading d-i image via OF. So I think this happens quite
> often and should be listed somewhere nearby the d-i image (f.e. a small
> INSTALL/README in http://people.debian.org/~luther/pegasos/ ?). ;)

Ingo, did you look into the documentation described at : 


Go to the two links in the first paragraph of the Beta 3 section.

> - after installation a dpkg-reconfigure console-data didn't work. Choosing
> keymap from arch list (qwertz, german no-dead-key, standard) resulted in an
> error, stating that it can't find and load such a keymap. 
> After all, the installation went quite good an Sven was very helpful with
> help and support for some other problems like getting the sound card to
> work. Thanks, Sven!

No problem, but make sure you thank all the other folk which made d-i
possible too, i was only involved in a small part of it myself.


Sven Luther

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