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Re: New Debian install locks up at "configuring serial ports..." (fwd)

Serial configuration problem. See below...


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> From jdassen@sthp.wi.leidenuniv.nl Fri Feb 11 00:57:12 1994
> Date: Fri, 11 Feb 1994 09:56:08 +0100
> From: "J.H.M.Dassen" <jdassen@sthp.wi.leidenuniv.nl>
> Subject: Re: New Debian install locks up at "configuring serial ports..."
> In-Reply-To: <CL1B0p.CCz@unixhub.SLAC.Stanford.EDU>
> To: jonwa@slac.stanford.edu
> Cc: 
> Message-Id: <199402110856.AA29635@nic.wi.leidenuniv.nl>
> Organization: Dept. of Mathematics and Computer Science ; Univ. of Leiden ; the
>  Netherlands
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> Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.help
> In article <CL1B0p.CCz@unixhub.SLAC.Stanford.EDU> you write:
> >I've just installed the debian base retreived yesterday from sunsite.
> >Yes, I'm a newbie, but I'm stumped. I used the Debian install disk and two
> >base disks, created the partition, walked through the install. Everything
> >seems fine. The machine even responds to a ping. However the boot gets as
> >far
> >as "Configuring serial ports..." and stops. My hardware includes...
> >486/DX2-50
> >32 Meg of Ram
> >Adaptec 1542B
> >Connor 540 meg HD
> >Generic 2 serial port, one lpt, one game port io card.
> >ATI graphics ultra pro VL-bus video card.
> >3COM 3C509 ethernet with thin-net connection.
> [This is from flaky memory] I think the problem is that one o/t debian
> releases fiddled with COM3: (ttyS3??), perheaps this is where your
> ethernet card is on?
> >I'm hoping someone can tell me what might need to change, or what
> >setting I might have in conflict.
> Better mail this to the mailing-list (debian-user@pixar.com).
> >During boot, I see the messages that the adaptec card is at irq 11, and
> >the 
> >3COM card is at irq 10.
> >I'll watch the group, but if you have a clue and can email me, thanks...
> Hope this helped,
> Ray
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