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Re: Debian on Indy.

To: Tim Moss <mips@to11.net>
Subject: Re: Debian on Indy.
From: James Simmons <jsimmons@transvirtual.com>
Date: Thu, 9 May 2002 11:03:21 -0700 (PDT)
Cc: Karsten Merker <karsten@excalibur.cologne.de>, linux-mips@oss.sgi.com
In-reply-to: <20020509172805.GI23999@hmpiii2.trinity200.org>
Sender: owner-linux-mips@oss.sgi.com
> Apparently, on Thu, May 09, 2002 at 07:19:45PM +0200, Karsten Merker wrote:
> > On Thu, May 09, 2002 at 09:40:11AM -0700, James Simmons wrote:
> > > 
> > > I just recently attempted to install debian on a new indy I just got. I
> > > entered the prom boot console and typed bootp()/tftpboot/tfptboot.img. It
> > > failed. What steps am I missing?
> > 
> > Without more information on how it failed that is difficult to tell.
> > Any logfile entries on the bootp/tftp server?
> > Have you looked at http://www.linux-mips.org/technical_faq.html?
> > There you can find a list of possible problems when netbooting an Indy.
> > 
> http://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/woody/main/disks-mips/current/doc/ch-install-methods.en.html#s-install-tftp
> 
> In particular, make sure to set the two /proc settings on the tftp
> server:
>      echo 1 > /proc/sys/net/ipv4/ip_no_pmtu_disc
>      echo "2048 32767" > /proc/sys/net/ipv4/ip_local_port_ran


Okay. Got it to boot. Now it fails with a bunch of SCSI errors. After it
complained it hanged. Any ideas or do you need th exact SCSI errors?



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