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Re: Compaq ProLiant ML350

"A. Scott White" wrote:
> Thanks to everyone who has helped me with this. I'm getting closer.
> I compiled a 2.2.15 kernel with Compaq Smart Array2, placed it onto the
> Rescue floppy and ran the following rdev commands on the kernel image: The
> install can now see the controller and the 1 logical drive (YES!!!!).
> rdev -R linux 1
> rdev -r linux 0
> rdev -v linux -1
> rdev linux /dev/ram0
> However, I fear there is a problem with the kernel I compiled. I included
> all the features required by
> http://http.us.debian.org/debian/dists/potato/main/disks-i386/current/doc/ch
> -boot-floppy-techinfo.en.html#s-rescue-replace-kernel but, after I select my
> Keyboard type, I get the message:
> Can't write to temporary user settings file /tmp/keybd_settings.
> I assume it means that it cannot write to the Ram Disk (it wouldn't try to
> write to the floppy, and the disk isn't even partitioned yet).
> Any clues as to what's up? I think I'm pretty close.

Don't know here - IIRC identifying the keyboard is the second step in
the installation after setting colour or monochrome.  Disk partitioning
comes after that, and until the disk is partitioned and formatted, it
can't be used so the installation must have to use the ram disk.  It
shouldn't have any trouble writing to the ram disk but is, so I'd guess
that although it should be trying to write to the ram disk, it's
actually trying to write somewhere else and that's why it's erroring.

Can you try a df at this point, to see what filesystems are mounted and
where?  Permissions on /tmp ?  Can you create a file in /tmp ?



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