Re: Seg faulting on installation of base...
I got also a seg fault but may be because I was using the VC #2 to mount
other partitions floppy HD msdos and Linux ext2 :-)
But that happen before installing the system (I was just trying yo copy
base1_1.tgz to avoid installing from floppies. In a second attemt I
succeeded. That was today.
A week ago I also tried and I got error readiong from the diskettes as you
describe ( i did not know that that was a seg fault (today's experience
was more wexplicit as I could read the message on the terminal #2).
I do not know what happened yet. I just want to tell you that doubled
checked the diskettes and they were legible. I tried again with new
diskettes and succeeded. I tried again wwith the old ones and no problem.
In summary: try and try and try. Maybe is something in the kernel
whichwhere small things might not have been ironed out yet. Try this if
you have time to experiment:
Boot with the boot disk (I used the June 16 - set)
when asked for inserting the root, trry inserting one of the base set
( I did it by mistake with #3). No problem, Linux (The kernel is in charge
yet!!) see the problem and asks you politely to insert the root disk (with
slightly diff message compred to the 1st time so things are going on
Ok then insert the root disk. pifffff! kernel panic!
I wrote down the codes I'll send to linux later (I have to work now..
For my config (standard: ISA i486-DX33 + 16MBRAM + AHA1542 + 2 SCSI disks
no NIC) I could repeat the kernel 3 times did not try more :-)
I am afraid we'll have to wait for a while with 2.0.0 if robustness is
your main concern.
or... keep trying. just read that deb 1.1.2 was realesed. Check the new
release is under stable/ (see my previous post) and coincied with
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Subject: Seg faulting on installation of base...
Author: email@example.com at cclink
Date: 27.07.96 23:48
Ok, I'm installing Debian-1.1-"fixed" from 3.5" floppies, and everything
works just fine until it actually starts to install the base system.
Installation prompts me for the first disk, I put it in, it starts
installing and the gives me a Segmentation Fault. That's it. I've gotten
it to do as much as 240K, but it usually stops around 60-100K. Then, of
course, it wants me to try again.
I'm running a Pentium 100 with 40 megs of ram, and I'm installing onto a
290 meg partition. I do have a 16 meg swap partition set up, and I'v
tried everything from redoing the floppies to using a different
rawriter... li'l help, please?
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