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Re: Debian on a Compaq Deskpro XL

> nico@oshima.sonytel.be (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:

 "/etc/rc done."

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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1130 Brussel (Bruxelles), Belgium, Europe, Earth
Telephone: +32 2 724 17 41 Telefax: +32 2 726 26 86
e-mail: nico.deranter@sonycom.com

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