[parisc-linux] J6700/ISO 20020526 install results
Thu, 6 Jun 2002 20:09:38 +0200
Le jeudi 6 juin 2002, =E0 07:38 , Matthew Zahorik a =E9crit :
> Hello all!
> Thanks to Grant for pointing me to the testing ISOs
> The end result of a fresh install using these ISOs was that my J6700=20=
> working fine under a 64-bit kernel.
> I used the mini 70MB image.
> I will be re-installing soon as I'm fooling with software RAID=20
> boot disks and the partitions are not laid out properly. If the CD
> maintainer wishes to try another ISO addressing my notes below I'll be
> glad to give it another go.
There are regular updates of the netinst iso there:
You can find the corresponding lifimages there (to load kernel from=20
network, it's only 6M) :
They are regularly uploaded on ftp.parisc-linux.org, although it is not=20=
yet a cron'd job, so I have to do that by hand, therefore you might=20
sometimes find more recent ISOs on pateam than on p-l.o, shame on me :)
> - Matt
> ps. This is my first go at PA-RISC/Linux, although I'm very familiar=20=
> both Linux on other platforms and HP hardware. Please forgive any
> foot-in-mouth that may result.
> -- Base install --
> It defaults to the 32-bit kernel. I have 16GB in this machine and
> wanted more than 2G swap, therefore I IPL'd palo to boot 0/vmlinux64.
> Minor. Is memory size known at this point? If so, >4GB machines may=20=
> to default to 64-bit.
> /dev/hda* is missing, therefore it was unable to find the CDROM for=20=
> install. I spawned a shell and did a MAKEDEV hda.
This has been solved in the latest ISOs, thanks to Richard Hirst.
> LCD reads Linux 24.18-64 with installation kernel and heartbeat is
> erratic. Minor.
> -- Install after reboot --
> The apt-get configuration *insisted* on looking for stable=20
> packages. I
> had to use the manual option to add these lines:
> deb http://http.us.debian.org/debian woody main contrib
> deb-src http://http.us.debian.org/debian woody main contrib
> deb http://non-us.debian.org/debian-non-US woody/non-US main contrib
> deb-src http://non-us.debian.org/debian-non-US woody/non-US main =
> Unfortuantely, manual editing of sources.list doesn't allow
> specification of a proxy. I'm behind a proxy. Setting $http_proxy =
> restarting base-config allowed me to finish.
This is very weird.
Have you tried 'set up another apt source', when installing ?
you might be prompted for all options there, after choosing 'http' or=20
> -- After install --
> LCD is fine except heartbeat is extremely slow. Is the speed=20
> on load? (:
> Haven't tried SMP. The installed kernel is UP.
> No real stress testing performed as of yet. No word on stability.
> Is gcc-3.1 worth putting in as default?
> maz@pa-risc:/proc$ more cpuinfo
> processor : 0
> cpu family : PA-RISC 2.0
> cpu : PA8700 (PCX-W2)
> cpu MHz : 750.000000
> model : 9000/785/J6700
> model name : Duet W2
> hversion : 0x00005dd0
> sversion : 0x00000491
> I-cache : 768 KB
> D-cache : 1536 KB (WB)
> ITLB entries : 240
> DTLB entries : 240 - shared with ITLB
> bogomips : 1497.49
Anyway that's good news, and we will add this box to the list of=20
PA/Linux ESIEE Team