Re: Debian on a Compaq Deskpro XL
> email@example.com (Nico De Ranter) writes:
> > I'm trying to install Debian Linux on a Compaq Deskpro XL.
> > I have located the Linux Compaq Deskpro XL HOWTO but there
> > is only information on how to create the bootdisks for Slackware
> > and RedHat. Did anybody try to install Debian on such a
> > system?
> I've been running Debian quite happily on my Deskpro XL at work for a
> few months now.
> All I had to do was download the kernel patch available from a URL
> given in that HOWTO, apply it to a copy of the source I had on a
> friend's machine, make a kernel, mount the rescue disk, copy the new
> kernel over the old one, and run rdev.sh on the floppy. And everything
> worked like a charm. :)
I have tried this, but I still get:
"pcibios_init: BIOS32 Service Directory structure at 0x000fa000
pcibios_init: entry in high memory, trying direct PCI access
pcibios_init: Not supported chipset for direct PCI access
pci_init: no BIOS32 detected"
then later he just blocks with:
I have patched version 2.0.30 of the kernel and compiled it, then put
a copy as "linux" on the rescue disk. Ran rdev.sh in the directory
where the disk was mounted.
I'm trying to install on a Compaq Deskpro XL 560.
Am I forgetting something?
Nico De Ranter
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