Re: SILO problems while installing lenny beta2
On Sat, Oct 18, 2008 at 11:31:31PM -0400, Brian Thompson wrote:
> Jurij Smakov wrote:
>> Have anyone tried to install on a sparc box using lenny beta2
>> installer images? My installation is hanging on "Configuring SILO",
>> apparently because it prompts (without using debconf) for a
>> confirmation about installing SILO configuration. Can anyone please
>> confirm this behaviour? I can't see any relevant changes neither to
>> the SILO package's postinst nor installer's silo-installer package, so
>> I'm not even sure how it worked previously.
> Just out of curiosity, did the disk used to have Solaris on it?
> If so, can you try another disk that never had Solaris installed
> on it?
> I've been having issues lately with a few boxes that refuse to
> recognize disk under Debian that were previously Solaris disks.
> I've even tried 'dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/dsk/c0t0d0s2 bs=512
> count=100' to knock out the first few sectors but to no avail.
No, this is a different failure. My disks are detected just fine
(after I do the manual firmware loading dance), SILO hangs much later,
after the base system and kernel is installed and an attempt to
configure SILO is made.
Jurij Smakov email@example.com
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