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RE: Netra X1 install problem/oddity


I finally have one of the Netra's up and running.  I ran into a small
problem though.  I have the issue with dmfe walking over tulip.  I
followed a couple articles on how to blacklist the driver to no avail.

I added dmfe to my blacklist.local and it seems to be ignored.  I also
created a file called dmfe-blacklist and added (both from samples)

debian:/etc/modprobe.d# cat dmfe-blacklist
blacklist dmfe

debian:/etc/modprobe.d# cat blacklist.local
blacklist dmfe

I found one article that said I could disable it in the boot config
under lilo, but I don't know where to begin on this. 

My background is with RedHat/rPath Linux using grub.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Martin Habets [mailto:mhabets@mph.eclipse.co.uk] On Behalf Of
> Martin Habets
> Sent: Sunday, June 01, 2008 7:30 AM
> To: Gary W. Smith
> Cc: debian-sparc@lists.debian.org
> Subject: Re: Netra X1 install problem/oddity
> I remember seeing something like this as well. Seems like a bug in
> partman.
> The only way I got around it is to partition the disk using fdisk.
> Getting fdisk on the machine was the tricky part, it was not on my
> installation
> media. I put the executable on another server, and copied that over
> from
> the install shell.
> --
> Martin
> ----
> 30 years from now GNU/Linux will be as redundant a term as MERT/UNIX
> today. - Martin Habets
> ----
> On Sat, May 31, 2008 at 04:27:57PM -0700, Gary W. Smith wrote:
> > Hello,
> >
> > I've been working to get Debian current installed on a Netra X1 from
> a
> > netboot over LOM.  I first encountered the problem with the tulip
> driver
> > (requiring me to shell out, unload dmfe/tulip and then load tulip).
> As
> > is well on the network front.  The problem is after it downloads all
> of
> > the install from ftp, it comes up and states that it cannot find any
> > disks and asks me to load a driver.
> >
> > So I shell again and I can see /dev/hda in /proc/partitions (20gb).
> I
> > run partman from the shell and it sees no drives.  Thinking that
> > because of the former Sun partition, I dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/had
> bs=1M
> > count=1 to clear any partitions.  I then run partman and it now sees
> a
> > 1MB disk drive.
> >
> > Any ideas on why this might be happening and how I can work around
> it.
> > I have several of these machines that I'd like to build out in the
> next
> > couple days for a project, but they just aren't cooperating.
> >
> > Gary
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