Video problems during 2.2 install
I have a 20" fixed-freq monitor that uses a special Permedia2 video card. It
works fine except for some DOS games that like > 640x480 resolution (like
Harpoon 2 -- it doesn't _require_ higher res, but it's a whole _lot_ nicer
The Debian 2.2 boot disk apparently displays some graphic of a penguin when
it starts up the kernel (so I've been told). All I know is that my monitor
goes _dead_ at that point, as dead as if I pulled the cable from the video
card. There's disk activity afterwards, and if I put in the root disk after
it stops, and press <ENTER>, it appears to load it into RAM. Still no
display though, which makes further progress pretty much impossible. Is
there any way to turn off this graphic so I can install 2.2?
I can open up my machine and remove the PCI video card and disconnect the
monitor, borrow a 15" monitor and hook it up to the motherboard's video and
install it that way, but if there's a switch to pass to turn off the
graphic, I'd much rather do that. I really hope that answer's not in the
release or install notes or I'm going to feel really dumb because I've gone
over them a couple of time now without seeing any mention of this...
The 2.1 disks work on my machine, but absolutely refuse to recognize my UDMA
controller and the hard drive on it that I want to put Linux on. I pass the
proper parameters (linux ide2=0xfca8,0xfcba ide3=0xfcb0,0xfcbe) and I can
see that the kernel finds the drive just fine as it boots (the partition is
type Linux and formatted ext2fs). The install program does _not_ see that
drive at all, though.
Any help at all will be greatly appreciated!