Missed you at TCD We spent almost 2 hours trying to fix my system to no
avail. The recommendation was to re-load. I fought with it for four days before
it finally gave in and worked. Here are the problems I had:
The Debian 2.1 boot disk hangs when it initialises the SCSI ports!?!? I probably
don't have them configured right, but I don't have any SCSI devices, so it
doesn't matter much.
I was booting with Debian 2.0 and mounting my existing partitions, but it
refused to write the boot disk.
I booted again and reinitialise my / and /usr partitions and just mounted my
/home partition. This let me write a boot-disk and installed the 2.0 base from a
set of floppies.
I then had to use dpkg -i to manually install libc6 before the rest of the
system would install from the Debian 2.1 CD.
Than I installed the Mach64 server from 18.104.22.168 for my video card.
NOW my system is back on line!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I reinstalled mtv, which I had in my home dir.
Now I got my system working, in dual boot from NT's OS loader 4.1
It boots from a 2.0.34 kernel from my 2.0 Debian rescue disk. I tried the 2.0.36
kernel from the 2.1 CD, but it hangs on the SCSI.
I have the source for 2.2.0pre1 from the Redhat CD, but I still can't get sound.
I would like to organise another install-fest @ DCU. It's is slightly easier for
me to get to DCU than Trinity.
I want to get the sound working on my system.
I want to get Netscape installed, along with some good Office suites, Pilot
tools and a good window manager.
I've got wvdial configured to dial into Oceanfree for me, but I still need some
help to get the rest configured.
I also have an old 486, with 8M memory and 200M disk space. I've got a 3COM
ethernet card in it, but I don't know the first thing about configuring the
network connection. I can expand the memory upto 32M, if I can get some 4M 30
pin SIMMs. I am also in the market for an ISA sound card for this. I've got a
DOC for setting up old 486's as X-Terminals. Once we get the network connection
established, we can load the required packages from my PII.
I'm working this weekend, but I have every other weekend off. Could we organise
something for next weekend? maybe bring down some other old PC's to set-up as
X-Terminals? Maybe we can even set-up a good game of Quake or Doom. I may even
be able to borrow a small hub?
Before I go, I just have to say thank you to all the helpful people who were at
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