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Re: Install images for newer OBP's

Hi Ben,

On Tue, 2003-07-29 at 04:46, Ben Collins wrote:
> I've put up a new set of install images that handles the newer
>  dm4xe driver built-in for the
> Netra X1 folks.
> These are Debian 3.0/woody install images.
> http://auric.debian.org/~bcollins/disks-sparc/current/
> Re-use this same URL during the part of the install that does the kernel
> and drivers.
> Maybe later this week I'll have some images that support IIIi hardware.
> Next build will definitely have reiserfs builtin aswell.

I thought that it might be time that I gave Debian Sparc a try.
I downloaded the 64 bit tftpboot.img from the address below and tried it out
on a Netra X1. The installer complained that it couldn't find a harddisk. it says...

         No hard disk drives were detected.  Since you must be 
         installing a diskless workstation, you must configure the
         network before mounting your Linux root filesystem from a
         NFS server.  Select "Next" to configure the network.

If I escape to the shell I can see that a disk was found (output below)


P.S. Apologies if this is a RTFM but I couldn't see anything in the
manuals that I found.

from dmesg

Uniform Multi-Platform E-IDE driver Revision: 7.00beta4-2.4
ide: Assuming 33MHz system bus speed for PIO modes; override with
ALI15X3: IDE controller at PCI slot 00:0d.0
ALI15X3: chipset revision 195
ALI15X3: 100% native mode on irq 4,7cc
    ide0: BM-DMA at 0x1fe02010220-0x1fe02010227, BIOS settings: hda:pio,
hdb:pio    ide1: BM-DMA at 0x1fe02010228-0x1fe0201022f, BIOS settings:
hdc:pio, hdd:piohda: Maxtor 32049H2, ATA DISK drive
ide: Assuming 33MHz system bus speed for PIO modes; override with
ide0 at 0x1fe02010200-0x1fe02010207,0x1fe0201021a on irq 4,7cc
hda: attached ide-disk driver.
hda: host protected area => 1
hda: 40021632 sectors (20491 MB) w/2048KiB Cache, CHS=39704/16/63,
Partition check:
 /dev/ide/host0/bus0/target0/lun0: p1 p2 p3 p4 p5 p6 p7 p8
SCSI subsystem driver Revision: 1.00
kmod: failed to exec /sbin/modprobe -s -k scsi_hostadapter, errno = 2

# fdisk /dev/hda1

Command (m for help): p

Disk /dev/hda1 (Sun disk label): 16 heads, 63 sectors, 39702 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 1008 * 512 bytes

    Device Flag    Start       End    Blocks   Id  System
/dev/hda11             0       521    262584    2  SunOS root
/dev/hda12  u        521      2602   1048824    3  SunOS swap
/dev/hda13             0     39702  20009808    5  Whole disk
/dev/hda14         10926     31732  10486224   83  Linux native
/dev/hda15         37000     39000   1008000    2  SunOS root
/dev/hda16          2602      6764   2097648    7  SunOS var
/dev/hda17          6764     10926   2097648    4  SunOS usr
/dev/hda18         39000     39702    353808    2  SunOS root

Command (m for help): 

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