Debian Installation :: Lenny - +Adaptec 3405 - Installs Ok But Doesn't Start
Feb 22, 2010
I'm installing a file server on Lenny (Samba on RAID5, nothing exotic)
First, I installed on a basic SATA drive, to check everything else in the system was recognized correctly. Success.
Then, I added my 3405 Adaptec board, with a 3 drive RAID5, and reinstalled, still on the lone SATA disk.
Install runs ok, shows correctly the 3405 board, detects the logical drive alongside with the SATA drive. Smooth. I install Lenny on the SATA drive, planning to use the RAID5 for later partitioning and data storage. During install, the SATA disk is shown as SCSI-1 and the RAID5 disk as SCSI-2. Again, install completes correctly.
But on reboot and after selecting the default config, the system complains it can't find /dev/sda1!
If I remove the 3405 board, Lenny boots fine.
Is the presence of the Adaptec board and RAID5 drive changing the numbering of the disks, so that the SATA disk is no longer seen as /dev/sda1 ?
My problem is that I'm trying to install CentOS 5.4 x86_64 DVD ISO on Supermicro X7SBI server with installed Adaptec RAID 3405 controller.
I created RAID 5 array and is working fine (adaptec status says Optimal) but I can't install CentOS to that array (1.5TB size).
Whenever I try to install with: linux dd
I'm asked for a driver, which I have downloaded from Adaptec site and extracted contents to USB drive (in installation found as /sba1) which has now a lot of IMG and some ISO files on it.
I try to load (I simplified names) RHEL5.img, CENTOS.img... with x64 names (one exact name: aacraid driverdisk-CentOS-x86_64.img) and I always get the error message: "No devices of the appropriate type were found on this driver disk"
This is going on for a week now and I can't find the right driver or something I'm doing wrong to get install done.
In reply to my last question about Wireless incompatibility in Debian 5.0.3 'Lenny', I found out it was because of missing drivers that I chose to ignore, despite the notifications.Now I've got this problem again, this time with different hardware and a different distribution of Debian (Debian Testing 'Squeeze' i386). As well as asking me to load up ipw2100-1.3.fw (of which I already have), it asks me to load tigon/tg3_tso5.bin. Loading the firmware is no problem. Finding and downloading nthe firmware is the problem here.I've searched through packacges and bug reports for a dowload link, but I've only come across a bundle with the driver I need, as well as a few unneeded extras. IT doesn't work at all.
On my debian web server I curently have ImageMagick 6.3.7 08/07/09 Q16 since this is an old version of imagemagick i wanted to upgrade my system that still runs etch, and afterwards upgrade imagemagick. I can not see what version the current lenny imagemagick package has, but I assume it is newer then 6.3.7, no?
When i ugraded I found out that my apt-sources used stable rather than etch. So I already had a mix of lenny and etch I suppose. I then had > cat /etc/debian_version 4.0 Before I upgraded I changed my apt sources from stable to etch, updated the package-tools and did a dist-upgrade (for details, I followed these instructions). After restarting I have still 4.0 as debian version. Also uname -r is 2.6.17. How can I do a correct update?.
Also my services were not started (ftp,ssh, apache2), so I asked my hoster to start the ssh service. This morning everything was up again, but it seems like nobody there have had a look at this. How do I absolutely ensure that my ssh service is start at boot. It is a remote webserver, so I need at least this service to be running.
I have been trying to install linux on my HP pavillion 511w for several days. The first I tried to install was debian, it didn't freeze but it kept saying unable to mount cdrom drive. (This may have been from an incorrect jumper setting that I later changed.) I haven't tried debian since changing the jumper.
I next tried ubuntu 10.04 beta 2, all it did was go to a ubuntu flash screen that never stopped cycling these small round "lights".
I then tried the "stable" ubuntu 9.10. This went to a screen with several options for installing ubuntu, checking the disk etc. No matter what I selected it would just freeze. Since this is my first install I wasn't sure if this was normal or not so I waited several hours and still nothing, after enough time I concluded it must have been frozen. But before I continue wasting time waiting for hours can someone tell me... when installing these linux versions is there a sign that it is loading, booting, or installing the OS? I figure it must have a status bar or something, but want to make sure.
I next tried linux mint 8. It did the same thing, went to a sceen with several options and when I select something it says "loading" at the bottom with a blinking cursor, but of course it never loads anything, just sits there. This one throws me off a bit because it says its loading and the cursor blinks but it just doesn't seem like it is actually doing anything.
I have also downloaded ubuntu 8 which I plan to try next. I've tried changing the boot/install options by pushing F6 or whatever it was.
The computer is an older system that I never use because its so slow running XP. I thought linux would run faster and I could get some use out of it while learning/experimenting with linux. I always have to have projects to keep my mind working, but constantly failing at the starting line is not much fun.
I'm attempting to upgrade a server from Slackware 10.2 to Slackware 13.0. When I boot with the Slackware 13.0 Install DVD, fdisk will not recognize the RAID5 array; it complains about being unable to seek on /dev/sda. The system is a SuperMicro motherboard with onboard SCSI and an Adaptec 2005S Zero-Channel-RAID card; it works fine in Slackware 10.2 using the dpt_i20 driver.
I've got a box running Etch which seems to have a bad memory controller (I get segmentation faults left, right and centre) so I've built a new 'puter with twice the CPU power (2.4Ghz Intel Q6600 vs Athlon 1000+) and four times the RAM (2Gig vs 512M). I downloaded Lenny three days ago and, apart from some screen resolution issues which I've been discussing in the Newbie forum, most things have been working just fine.
However, I downloaded Opera yesterday (opera_9.64.2480.gcc4.qt3_i386.deb - same version I've been using on the Etch box) and I've seen some strange behaviour. A lot of sites, this one for example, work as expected, but if I go to, for example, www.bbc.co.uk or www.guardian.co.uk, the hyperlinks don't work, the cursor doesn't change to a hand when I hover over the links and clicking over the links doesn't do anything. The same pages work normally using Opera on my Etch box so it seems to be an issue with Lenny, or maybe Gnome on Lenny (I have KDE on the Etch box).
I have a nearly 10 years old iMac at home and installed Lenny on (somehow, I had to thrash Mac OS 9.2 :-P). Everything was successful until now, but on entering "startkde", the screen fills withkpersonalizer: cannot connect to X serverlines. Upon looking at other threads here I tried mdetect, installing X11... but to no avail
Primary symptom: /proc/self/fd is there and normally populated, however /dev/fd is not. Process substitution therefore fails, because bash wants to create files under /dev/fd./dev/.static/ and /dev/.udev are populated. aptitude udev shows that the Debian package is installed, even though udev cannot be supported on this Xen vps (and, I believe, isn't supported by default until later stable versions of the Linux kernel).
I can solve the immediate problem by symlinking from proc/self/fd to /dev/fd, and putting the appropriate script in init.d. But are there any risks arising from Debian being misinformed about what my vps can do? And if so, what should I do about it?
my iwlist scan is normal. ethernet connection ok, wirless not working but does seem to receive. wifi radar lists my router ssid. Does this say I have the correct router for my wireless is my question? I am also getting this error message with this system on KDE, LENNY. From KWLAN a wpasupplicant front end.
"you do not have permissions to start pppd or pppd was not found. Dial up networking will not work."
For about the past month I have been having a very frustrating problem When I boot the system with the ethernet cable attached it acts as if the cable is unplugged even though the connection light is litWhen I boot the system with the ethernet cable disconnected and wait until it boots all the way to gnome and then plug in the cable everything works fine
I am running Debian Lenny and just upgraded via "apt-get upgrade" yesterday and all appears to be fine, except I noticed that when I ping something from a terminal window, it only displays successful pings and does not show the failed ones. When the pings fail, I have to "Ctrl-C" to see the results and cannot see them in real-time. It's not a huge problem, but I'd still like to be able to see immediate results even when pings fail.
Example is below:
(Username and host name changed to protect the innocent; or due to being overly paranoid, whichever).
I just installed Debian stable from the standard i386 DVD. When I booted up, I noticed that GRUB showed me that I had the amd64 version of Debian installed. However, I did not download an amd64 DVD, nor do I want that architecture installed on my system (even though my system can support it). The output from "uname -a" (which included both "amd64" and "x86_64") also seem to confirm this. However, I was able to install 32 bit packages and get them to work (gdebi wouldn't even let me do this when I had Ubuntu 32-bit).
I have the latest version of Debian installed on a Poweredge 1600SC. Everything is working ok, but the Adaptec AAR 2410sa PCI SATA card has started being a bit weird. I have a 1TB drive connected to it and noticed that occasionally it was unmounting the drive and messages appeared in the /var/log/messages like the following:
After a reboot everything would be fine. I did some research and heard that it could be the drive failing, so after running a disk check etc I connected up a new 1TB drive (was getting low anyway) to another SATA interface on the card and started trying to copy from one drive to another. Lo and behold, it happened on the new drive as well. Bugger.
I haven't had time to open it up and check the connections and will be doing this shortly, but thought I would check to see if it was using the best/newest driver, but am a bit stuck as to where to start. I've looked through some docs and help but can't really see how to update and check hardware drivers in debian.
Im trying to install Debian on my server. Some hardware descriptions:
- Inel Xeon processor - 03:01.0 RAID bus controller: Adaptec (formerly DPT) SmartRAID V Controller (rev 01)
There is configured by hardware one RAID 5 on four scsi disks of 73GB. I tryed with Lenny and Squeeze versions and both presented the same error when the install try to install grub:
main-menu: INFO: Falling back to the package description for auto-install main-menu: INFO: Falling back to the package description for ai-choosers main-menu: INFO: Menu item 'grub-installer' selected
i was trying to use gnome and kde but i don't like them. I tried xfce and it seem to fit my needs but.My computer is used to be powered on for a weeks. While time passes, a process xfdesktop begin to use more and more memory and to free RAM i need to log out and log in again.
I tried squeeze yesterday on my virtual machine and it has 4.6 and seem not to have that bug, RAM usage is static(yes it still works when i write this and have memory usage 34492k, which is not changing for an hours of usage already), also 4.6 is MUCH better than 4.4.
i already tried adding squeeze to "sources.list" but i can see too many dependencies which should be upgraded if i install 4.6, i'm beginning to afraid it can crash entire GUI(or entire system, i can see there is libc6 required to be updated).
I'm trying to install Debian/Lenny on a iBook clamshell. I couldn't seem to burn an install CD that the iBook would recognize, so I eventually copied the contents of the CD onto a self-powered USB drive and I can now get the iBook to boot off of that thru open firmware. However, when I get to the Debian installer main menu, it still won't read the CD, and apparently it does not have network drivers to install over Ethernet. Is there any way I can supply a driver for the ethernet interface (lspci reports that its a sun GEM ethernet interface) or somehow convince the installer to install from the content of the USB drive (which is a duplicate of what's on the installer CD)? Heck, if it'd be easier to get the Airport interface running to reach the Internet I'd be up for that too.
I haven't used Debian in 1 year or so and would like to know if there is any possible way to do a fresh installation of Debian Lenny or Squeeze (either or) and not install Exim? I get to the package selection section of the Debian Installer and I de-select "Desktop Environment" & "Standard System" so nothing is selected and it still be default installs Exim. Is there a way to omit this from the install?
I recently bought a new Samsung netbook N310 and want to install dual-boot Debian lenny along with windows xp home edition. My CPU is like this: Intel Atom CPU N270 1.6GHz which architectures and kernels I should download from the cd installation? there are so many:alpha, amd64, armel, hppa, i386, ia64, mips, mipsel, powerpc, s390, and sparc.
have intalled Debian 8 on bi quad cores opteron, also Tomcat 8 and openjdk7 are installed, i have do a mistake about version eclipse because i have installed eclipse Kepler or the lasted version of eclipse is Luna, after douwload Luna, i have deleted eclipse kepler who was installed in /opt directory, i do the command "tar" for luna version, no problems for instaling, but eclipse luna doesn't work.I try many version of luna like 32bits and 64 bits, but nothing to do the IDE doesn't start.
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Am installing Fedora 10 on an old but good server that used to be a windows box. It has 2 sata disk raid level 1 on adaptec 2410SA card. Disks are clean no info even did a low level format and recreated RAID.. twice DVD boots and installs os on raid array and reports success. new volume appears under computer icon but cannot be mounted after reboot attempt reports Reading physical volumes. This may take a while... (it doesn't)
Volume group "VolGroup00" not found Unable to acces resume device (/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol01) mount: error mounting /dev/root on /ysroot as ext3: No such file or directory input: PS/2 Generic Mouse as /devices/platform/i8042/serio1/input/input4
and then a blinking cursor with keyboard echo but its just copying reboot with install DVD does not show previous (unmountable) disk image and repeat of above process increases operator need for alcohol have "disable write cache for drives" as I found that is a post but after fedora install.I do not know what grub is for instance but once linux is booted (on other computers) I can muddle through ok in terminal mode.
Had an old Power Mac G5 (dual 1.6ghz 256MB ram) collecting dust, so I did some research and came upon Debian Lenny. Idea was to setup the mac as a home server to share with Win7 HTPC/OSX 10.6 macbook pro/Ubuntu9.10 dell laptop machines in my house. With so many different OS's running in my house, I thought it would be the ideal solution! Downloaded and installed the Debian on the G5. Now after the fresh install.
I hear the "mac chime." Then I get:
Stage 1 Boot:
This screen loops with a folder and the finder icon w/ a ? mark.... Also, the longer this loops the faster the fans go!
In a kde terminal, apt-get was installing gem when it asked me to restart the kmn daemon (i'm not sure about the "kmn"...) and i hit "yes" when the gui dissapeared and fell back to tty1. I waited a while and then restarted the system but kde didn't start automatically (it used to be so). I tried "startx" and "startkde" but they are unknown. I don't know linux this deep so i don't know what to check or how to trace down this problem.