Re: E3500 install problems

2007-10-02 Thread Bernd Zeimetz
Bernd Zeimetz wrote:
 Modprobe can't find it to load it.  Nothing in dmesg.  Nothing in
 /lib/modules *soc*.  It's just not included in the lenny installers.
 Which seems silly.  Which is why I'm being a pita. :)
 

   
The d-i team pinged me today, the new installer was uploaded today which
is supposed to include the modules. Could you give the next daily build
a try please?

Thanks,


Bernd

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Re: E3500 install problems

2007-09-29 Thread Bernd Zeimetz

 Modprobe can't find it to load it.  Nothing in dmesg.  Nothing in
 /lib/modules *soc*.  It's just not included in the lenny installers.
 Which seems silly.  Which is why I'm being a pita. :)

http://people.debian.org/~stappers/d-i/images/daily/netboot/

give that a try, with some luck it is included in the last daily build.

Cheers,

Bernd

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E3500 install problems

2007-09-21 Thread Dennis Boone
I'm trying to install on an E3500 via serial console.  The disks are
internal FC.  The machine has a Creator3D board I'm currently ignoring.
I downloaded the install media on September 7 from:

http://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/daily-builds/daily/arch-latest/sparc/iso-cd/

I've gotten past the inability to mount the cdrom by manually loading
the esp driver.  The current sticking point is that the CD doesn't
include the socal driver.

Overall, the install CD seems geared _only_ to desktop systems, which is
disappointing.

How to get a socal driver?

Thanks,

De


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Re: E3500 install problems

2007-09-21 Thread Bernd Zeimetz
Dennis Boone wrote:
 I'm trying to install on an E3500 via serial console.  The disks are
 internal FC.  The machine has a Creator3D board I'm currently ignoring.

Just use the netboot installer. Settign up a tftpd + dhcp is done in a
few minutes if you don't have them around allready.

 Overall, the install CD seems geared _only_ to desktop systems, which is
 disappointing.

that's my impression, too - but I don't see it as a big problem. I
wouldn't want to install such a machine while standing right next to it
because I have to mess with a cdrom drive.

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Re: E3500 install problems

2007-09-21 Thread Dennis Boone
  Just use the netboot installer. Settign up a tftpd + dhcp is done in a
  few minutes if you don't have them around allready.

I just tried that, but the netboot image also seems to lack the SOCAL+
driver.  I've actually built my own kernel and netbooted it too, but I'm
having trouble getting all the options in the right place.  Hoping to
avoid creating a complete setup to build debian-style install images;
any other thoughts?  It's entirely possible I've contracted a case of
stoopid.

  that's my impression, too - but I don't see it as a big problem. I
  wouldn't want to install such a machine while standing right next to it
  because I have to mess with a cdrom drive.

Good point.  Not wanting to stand next to it is the reason I'm using the
serial port, instead of hooking it up to the kvm.

De


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Re: E3500 install problems

2007-09-21 Thread Bernd Zeimetz
Dennis Boone wrote:
   Just use the netboot installer. Settign up a tftpd + dhcp is done in a
   few minutes if you don't have them around allready.
 
 I just tried that, but the netboot image also seems to lack the SOCAL+
 driver.  I've actually built my own kernel and netbooted it too, but I'm
 having trouble getting all the options in the right place.  Hoping to
 avoid creating a complete setup to build debian-style install images;
 any other thoughts?  It's entirely possible I've contracted a case of
 stoopid.

(Without really looking into the udebs:) The socal module should be
included in the installer. But according to the help to the module in
the kernel config you'll probably need the microcode from the
   Solaris driver to make it work. YOu
probably want to open a shell and try to modprobe -r scocal and modprobe
socal again, have a look if you see any error messages, also check the
output of dmesg.

Good luck,

Bernd

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Re: E3500 install problems

2007-09-21 Thread Dennis Boone
  (Without really looking into the udebs:) The socal module should be
  included in the installer. But according to the help to the module in
  the kernel config you'll probably need the microcode from the Solaris
  driver to make it work. YOu probably want to open a shell and try to
  modprobe -r scocal and modprobe socal again, have a look if you see any
  error messages, also check the output of dmesg.

~ # modprobe socal
FATAL: Module socal not found.

Modprobe can't find it to load it.  Nothing in dmesg.  Nothing in
/lib/modules *soc*.  It's just not included in the lenny installers.
Which seems silly.  Which is why I'm being a pita. :)

For what it's worth, when I hand-built kernels, my socal drivers worked
just fine built off a generic source tree.  So the kernel config help
about the driver may not be entirely correct.

Bernd, thanks for the suggestions.

De


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Re: E3500 install problems

2007-09-21 Thread Bernd Zeimetz
Hi,

 ~ # modprobe socal
 FATAL: Module socal not found.
 
 Modprobe can't find it to load it.  Nothing in dmesg.  Nothing in
 /lib/modules *soc*.  It's just not included in the lenny installers.
 Which seems silly.  Which is why I'm being a pita. :)

here comes my workaround for such situations:

- download the normal kernel package - make sure it's the same version
than the one used in the installer, extract or install it somewhere
- boot the installer in expert mode
- configure your network
- load the ssh-client installer component, probably also the network
installer, so you can continue to isntall using ssh
- get a shell
- clean the modules: cd /lib/modules; rm -rf `uname -r`
- use scp to copy the /lib/modules/`uname -r` directory from your
extracted kernel into the installer's /lib/modules dir.
- load the module
- continue with the installation

Hope that works,

Bernd

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