Charles Muller | 1 Oct 07:54 2006
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Dimension 5150c bootup failure after installation

I've just bought a new Dell Dimension 5150c (160 GB SATA drive, 2.66 Duo 
Core Intel) on which I'm trying to install Etch. The installation runs 
fine, but on first boot, it hangs up at the following:

      Begin: Waiting for root filesystem... ...
      Done.
           Check root= bootarg cat /proc/cmdline
           or missing modules, devices: cat /proc/modules ls /dev
      ALERT! /dev/sda8 does not exist. Dropping to a shell!

(/dev/sda8 is the drive to which Debian was installed.)

I've googled this, and found others with the same problem, but no solutions.

I was able to successfully install Knoppix 5.0 on another sector, so I'm 
guessing there may be a way to fix this, but my skill levels are far 
away from the level of being able to diagnose it. Any suggestions would 
be deeply appreciated.

Chuck

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s. keeling | 1 Oct 02:30 2006
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Re: why...?!

chika <guan_yu04 <at> mhs.if.its.ac.id>:
>  i am installing the debian sarge 3.1 on my sata Hd.
> 
>  i've started  <at> 8pm but till now(4am) i still on checking the swap space?!
> 
>  what's wrong with my installation?!

I've seen a lot of complaints about SATA.  I know of many who've got
it to work but there must be many gotcha's involved (new/recent
tech. is always that way).  I'd suggest querying the archives for SATA
related hints (Google: "site:lists.debian.org sata").

Perhaps mentioning details of your hardware (manufacturer name, model
no., etc.) might help others to provide more specific help.

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Paul Johnson | 1 Oct 02:58 2006
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Re: why...?!

On Saturday 30 September 2006 13:25, chika wrote:
> i am installing the debian sarge 3.1 on my sata Hd.
>
> i've started  <at> 8pm but till now(4am) i still on checking the swap space?!
>
> what's wrong with my installation?!

You'll need to ask smarter for us to have enough info to work with.
http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html

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Paul Johnson | 1 Oct 03:00 2006
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Re: why...?!

On Saturday 30 September 2006 14:37, chikaku wrote:
> i am installing the debian sarge 3.1 on my sata Hd.
>
> i've started  <at> 8pm but till now(4am) i still on checking the swap
> space?!
>
> what's wrong with my installation?!

You posted this hardly an hour after you initially posted.  Email is not 
instant, and volunteers are not paid.  If you want instant answers, go hire 
someone.

http://debian.org/consultants/

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Kevin Mark | 1 Oct 04:04 2006
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Re: (end of) Development and documentation in Debian

On Sat, Sep 30, 2006 at 10:06:51PM +0000, Oleg Verych wrote:
> Hallo, dear developers and users of Debian.
> I actually didn't care to search much of www, because i fed up with
> all of it, this is just my opinion.
> 
> Mile stone, we are now is "man gcc": nothing found. Next mile stone
> "C-h i": nothing found...
> 
> Debian project is to provide free OS. How one can develop that free OS
> without (that small amount of) documentation ? Emacs is by definition
> one that:
> "Description: The GNU Emacs editor
>  GNU Emacs is the extensible *self-documenting* text editor."
> Indeed. I doubt, one can use it without cabinet of vodka and month of
> reading emacs' docs.
> 
> So, we will have free OS, nobody can develop without nonfree ?
> Nonsense.
> It's very sad...
> 
> Kind of GNU Fuckup.
> Overdesign simple and let complex to whatever...
> 
Hi Oleg,
Many folks here who believe in the DFSG understand and agree with your
point. But the guidelines are there for the users. Debian wants to
ensure that no one is ever put in a legal bind when they redistribute
ANY item from a Debian repository. You should check out the bug report
relating to the use of 'firefox' by mozilla.com and the recent release
of cdrkit after talks with its author failed. If documentation is
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David Christensen | 1 Oct 04:00 2006

request for VMware image of Etch beta 3 release minimal netinstall

Debian users:

Is there anybody out there who has VMware Workstation who could please
create a virtual machine for Etch beta 3 release with a minimal install?
It would also be nice to have the appropriate VMware add-ons (VMware
Tools?).

There is an Etch virtual machine available at the VMware site:

    http://www.vmware.com/vmtn/appliances/directory/550

but it has Gnome, etc., and is intended for desktop use.  I prefer
starting from a bare install and adding whatever I need.

Here is a good example of a virtual machine minimal install using Sarge:

    http://www.vmware.com/vmtn/appliances/directory/13

A nice feature is that the image was taken after the first portion of
installation was complete and it was time to reboot the machine and do
the final configuration steps (with base-config?).  This allows you to
better tune the virtual machine to your network environment.

TIA,

David

Stephen Yorke | 1 Oct 04:04 2006
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RE: request for VMware image of Etch beta 3 release minimal netinstall

I will create one now for you if you want it...but it will be a GSX
image and not Workstation...OR...I guess I could do a Workstation
Version for ya...let me re-install Workstation.
It shouldn't take too long on the server I have here.

Just let me know if you really want it.
-Stephen

-----Original Message-----
From: David Christensen [mailto:dpchrist <at> holgerdanske.com] 
Sent: Saturday, September 30, 2006 10:00 PM
To: debian-user <at> lists.debian.org
Subject: request for VMware image of Etch beta 3 release minimal
netinstall 

Debian users:

Is there anybody out there who has VMware Workstation who could please
create a virtual machine for Etch beta 3 release with a minimal install?
It would also be nice to have the appropriate VMware add-ons (VMware
Tools?).

There is an Etch virtual machine available at the VMware site:

    http://www.vmware.com/vmtn/appliances/directory/550

but it has Gnome, etc., and is intended for desktop use.  I prefer
starting from a bare install and adding whatever I need.

Here is a good example of a virtual machine minimal install using Sarge:
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David Christensen | 1 Oct 04:06 2006

FW: request for VMware image of Etch beta 3 release minimal netinstall

I wrote:
> Here is a good example of a virtual machine minimal install using
Sarge:
>    http://www.vmware.com/vmtn/appliances/directory/13

There are two Sarge images.  I haven't tried the above.  This is the one
I have been using and was referring to:

    http://www.vmware.com/vmtn/appliances/directory/59

HTH,

David

David Christensen | 1 Oct 04:08 2006

RE: request for VMware image of Etch beta 3 release minimal netinstall

Stephen Yorke:
> Just let me know if you really want it.

Yes, please!  :-)

I use the free VMware Player, so whatever is appropriate for that (I
don't own VMware Workstation, and am only vaguely familiar with the
intricacies of their products).

David

Stephen Yorke | 1 Oct 04:10 2006
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RE: request for VMware image of Etch beta 3 release minimal netinstall

Do you want an ETCH B3 minimal or not?
I can have it created in about 30 minutes for you.

-Stephen

-----Original Message-----
From: David Christensen [mailto:dpchrist <at> holgerdanske.com] 
Sent: Saturday, September 30, 2006 10:07 PM
To: debian-user <at> lists.debian.org
Subject: FW: request for VMware image of Etch beta 3 release minimal
netinstall 

I wrote:
> Here is a good example of a virtual machine minimal install using
Sarge:
>    http://www.vmware.com/vmtn/appliances/directory/13

There are two Sarge images.  I haven't tried the above.  This is the one
I have been using and was referring to:

    http://www.vmware.com/vmtn/appliances/directory/59

HTH,

David

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