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Debian 3.0 on a Netra T1


I am trying to install a Debian 3.0 on a Sun Netra T1 (sparc 64).
I use a console access (to video card!).

The CD boots fine with a

To partition, I first wrote the Sun disklabel (s under fdisk),
then put whatever partition schema that suits me.

The "initialize the swap partition" goes fine as long as I do not pick
"Check Bad Blocks".
Things start to get wrong when I try to initialize a linux filesystem.
No matter if I try ext2 or ext3, it goes up to
"Writing superblocks and filesystem accounting information:"
and then just hangs...

The disk is SCSI, I have read here and there than the linux SCSI driver
could not lower its rate enough(?). But I have not found any workaround...

I would love to be able to get the kernel logs with some ALT+Fn,
but again Sun Netra T1 do not have a video card... (unless there is
a way to get the logs through the console?)

Anybody with an idea?

Guillaume Tamboise

First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you,
then you win." -- Gandhi

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