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Re: Debian on SparcClassic

On Sun, Jun 03, 2001 at 11:27:32AM -0400, Colin Walters wrote:
> "Schaller Christoph" <christoph_schaller@web.de> writes:
> > thanx for this great tip! It did work fine for booting.  But in the
> > end i had to open my scsi-tower, attached to the SparcClassic
> > Station, because after booting i did not succeed in telling Debian
> > to use the second device for installing kernel modules and so
> > on... :-( So I had to 'umount' the first dirve the hardest (by
> > pulling out the cableing) way. I did change the scsi ids before but
> > it did not help at all.
> I think you could have switched to VT2, mounted the CD as /mnt/cdrom
> or something, and then told the installer to use a mounted filesystem
> to install from.  Just a handy trick in case you get in the same
> situation again.

Actually the CD install assumes use of the root filesystem (which is the
mounted CV volume with all the files available). He would have had to
add "verbose" to the boot command line to override this.


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