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Re: Is it possible?

On Fri, Aug 03, 2001 at 09:29:06PM -0400, Adam Di Carlo wrote:
> Jan-Hendrik Palic <palic@billgotchy.de> writes:
> > I have a question and an error of installing debian-sparc on Sun-IPC.
> > 
> > To install I used the official debian-sparc-cd's and the installation went
> > fine (for me, because I did not have any experience on sparc anymore up to
> > thursday this week.... :) ).
> > 
> > But when I come the point to configure my modules, I can't do that. Laoding
> > any module of the menus gives me an unresolved symbol and permission denied
> > and the mesage, that these are modules from kernel 2.2.19.
> I find that hard to believe.  That would be a serious bug.
> Unresolved kernel modules would be a bug in the
> kernel-image-2.2.19-sun4dm (or whatever) package.
> However, we're really only working on testing (woody) now.  

There are a few modules that should not be built. Most should work.

> > I wondered and reboot the machine to beginn to install once more and I saw
> > on the greetingsscreen of the installer, I was told, that kernel 2.2.15 is
> > booted.
> That's bizarre.

That screen that shows 2.2.15 is from the debian-cd welcome message. I
need to just remove that for woody since sparc64/sparc32 are using
different kernels.

> > My question is, is it true, is the bootkernel from the disk 2.2.15 and the
> > modules from 2.2.19 or is it an mistake of the greetingstext?
> > 
> > The next one is, that I have unresolved symbols when I have a clearly
> > installed debian-sparc and tried depmod -a at five modules. :(
> > 
> > I do have only the sparc but no cd-rom, it's was borrowed from a friend, so
> > can't do fuerther test, I think, or they will take a while.
> there are other ways to install -- floppy, tftp, etc.

Yep, the install docs cover all of them.

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