[Bdi4emc-help] Install Help please
arthurbutler at otters.ndo.co.uk
Fri Dec 30 18:56:02 CET 2005
Thank you for your comments, and those of Kent. I retried the install
without capitals, since I had used them. Same result. I gave up, and
used a Debian testing install, using the new experimental GUI installer
for a laugh. I now, I think, have a working EMC box, but haven't yet
built any of the electronics to run stepper motors with. Having done
this install, I think I've realised what the problem may be since a
similar thing happened with that install, but less severe, a few minutes
with Knoppix and it was bootable. I feel a bit silly now, but would have
expected the install script to check this if it is what I think. I
called the normal user account "operator", and Debian already creates
this user and group, so it fails! I wonder if my foolish error could be
documented to help anyone else who might have that problem in future?
A few other comments, if I may?
I like the fact that you're using Debian-provided easy updates, and
supports many architectures.
I'm now using 256MB RAM, I just hadn't tested the second 128MB, so was
installing without it.
LVM works now. I'm also using xfs-a journeling file system, little bit
faster than ext3, no efsck time, well-developed, and not subject to as
many changes as reiser. I'm just tinkering, so I'm happy to try newer
things-it doesn't have to work flawlessly like a server!
Could you tell me which of your packages modifies /etc/apt/sources.list
please? I'm using testing and a few other unofficial repositories too,
so want to look out for it being changed by a new version of a package.
This happened to me-I'd set up sources.list, then installed your
packages, and lost it all!
One of your bdi-branding packages (I forget which, but can tell you
another day if you want) failed to install-it does 5 patches which
didn't apply cleanly, so I've removed it.
Do you use initrd kernels? When I installed your kernel I didn't get an
initrd, so have created it myself. Could just be an issue with the
experimental nature of the GUI installer I used-gave a lilo error during
Happy New Year,
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