slackware installation problems with a 2650

colbey@dreamwerx.net colbey at dreamwerx.net
Sat Aug 16 20:02:01 CDT 2003


Slackware should support aacraid using the raid.s kernel.. boot cd, press
F2 or F3 to get alternate kernel list, boot raid.s and it boots 2.4.20
AACRAID driver..  worked perfect for my pe2450 ..

i'd start that way, tell it to use a kernel of the CD, (raid.s) then
compile custom kernel..


On Fri, 15 Aug 2003 dell at ttvenn.net wrote:

> Hello all,
>
> I've just taken delivery of a 2650, but I'm having a hard time
> installing anything on it.
>
> I want to use slackware, which currently doesn't support aacraid out
> of the box. So I'm using a bootdisk and 2 rootdisks to get me to the
> stage where I can install off the cd.
>
> Unfortunately, after booting (no problems) and putting the root disks
> in, I'm facing odd problems:
>
> 1/- can't run the slackware setup program because its not complete.
> The file is the right size, but there are lines missing. md5sum won't
> do a checksum, giving an input/output error.
>
> 2/- I can't get the tar.gz root of the 2nd rootdisk to compare things
> with, because tar gives me a bus error.
>
> 3/- there are other little bits here and there that indicate
> problems/corruption with the programs/ramdisk filesystem.
>
> I have checked the disks on my desktop - and its all fine. I thought
> it might be to do with large memory support in the kernel (machine has
> 4.5GB), so I took out 4GB but same problem.
>
> I have done a
>
> cat /dev/fd0 | md5sum
>
> and its the same as on my desktop - so it looks like the floppy is
> getting the data off the disks ok. I'm guessing the problem lies
> somewhere in the 'uncompress and write to memory' region. Checking it
> on my computer makes me think that there is a problem doing ramdisks
> on the 2650 - but I couldn't find anything in the archives regarding
> this.
>
> Does anyone have a clue(bat)?
>
> Matt
>
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