After Install: "crc error"
I install Debian 1.3 on a now clean partition from 7 diskettes.
The last install went smoothly and I created a boot floppy.
Very early in the following boot, I get the messages
loading linux ...
uncompressing Linux ... [there was nothing like "Done"]
To resolve the problem, I created a second set of install disks at
another site, but I got the same error.
The computer I install on has an Adaptec 2940 SCSI card and I install
to /dev/sda9, a SCSI disk. I also have an Atapi CD, which during
installation "F4" showed repeated errors, though I did not install
from CD -- I supposed that the installation occasionally looked at
other devices without need. The Debian installation I had used since
November, 1996, works well with this Atapi CD [the CD is probably
irrelevant to the installation].
I thought I could scheme around the problem with "chroot".
With the rescue disk, I could not "chroot /target", nor could I change
root with the "chroot" of the Debian installation and the rescue disk
running (I believe I got a "segmentation fault", though using "yard"
rescue disks I got an unrecognized variable which was probably a
My solution: I will install with my November, 1996, Debian 1.2 disks.
They worked fine for 15 other Debian installs I had done.
Then I will convert over to Debian 1.3, following upgrade
Evidently, the Debian installation will not recognize a SCSI swap
partition on the first partition /dev/sda1.
My previous Debian installation used this as a swap partition and the
installation showed it still so defined, but the step "Initialize and
Activate the Swap Disk Partition" detected no swap partition.
I later added the swap partition /dev/sda5 (a logical rather than a
primary partition) which the Debian install did detect.
Jim Burt firstname.lastname@example.org
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