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Re: reinstallation with host machine - no success

From: Svante Signell
Subject: Re: reinstallation with host machine - no success
Date: Sat, 22 Nov 2014 15:48:08 +0100

On Sat, 2014-11-22 at 15:02 +0100, Riccardo Mottola wrote:
> Hi,
> since reinstalling on my old memory machine is a dead-end, I tried 
> another route: I took the disk from my PII machine to another box, which 
> has 1GB of RAM, 1.6GHz processor but still has PATA so I could attach my 
> disk. Since the old box did run HURD for years, I hope it will become 
> usable again once reinstalled.
> Installation on the fast box (an IBM NetVista) went quite fine, I could 
> also use the pseudo-graphical install. Everything is faster of course, 
> no problem with drivers and it installed GRUB and all packages.
> However, at reboot, after GRUB, the machine hangs! Exactly in the same 
> place!
> The installer doesn't install also the debug kernel by default, right?
> Out of curiosity, I took the HD and put it in the original machine an 
> there it just self-reboots instead of displaying GRUB. This is much 
> worse than before :(

Which image did you use? And if using the latest image did you enable
network or not? I think you should use a known working image and install
without upgrading (i.e. no network) intil the install is completed. It
can happen that the latest sid version is broken (happened to me a few

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