[App_rpt-users] DIAL manual install from Debian

Steve Zingman szingman at msgstor.com
Sun Dec 13 19:39:37 EST 2015


Mike is right. The DIAL installer is built on the Debian 8 netinstall 
with the "non-free" drivers included. This has helped a number of times 
when added drivers were needed. I'm going to do a newer version that 
allows a manual install and then you can start the AllStar installer.

73, Steve N4IRS

On 12/13/2015 07:22 PM, mike at midnighteng.com wrote:
> Skyler, only one though/advice if it helps...
> If I understand your problem correctly...
>
> While I have not yet tried a install of DIAL,
>
> During the beginning of the OS install,
> you should be presented with a option of manual driver install.(options)
> Try installing your Raid drivers manually.
>
> You might make sure that the chipset is properly recognized and drivers for it are
> loaded. Then try the raid driver. Likely there may be 2 versions w&wo raid.
> The raid driver probably will not load without proper chipset interface drivers.
> The right driver may even include them.
>
> Just a place to start.
>
> ...mike/kb8jnm
>
>> The manual install is not working, and my RAID is not working either.
>>
>> I plug in the URI and it flashes a few times and then is steady.
>> Radio-tune-menu then does not work. The manual install also made my
>> ethernet stop working so I had to go into a network conf file and add it
>> back.
>>
>> RAID 1 is not working either. I physically unplug a hard drive and boot it,
>> and I get a bunch of errors.
>>
>> CentOS plays a   l o t   better with RAID 1. ACID was previously installed
>> and had no problem with the hardware raid.
>>
>> Any suggestions of what to try next? I have tried N4IRS's script as well as
>> W0JRL's debian install, none of them work. Right now I just disabled RAID
>> and am installing DIAL on one of the disks, but I still want to use both so
>> if one fails at the site.
>>
>> How does one copy kernel modules to get the raid working?
>>
>> This is server hardware.
>>
>> On Sun, Dec 13, 2015 at 3:08 PM, Shamim Shahriar <shamim.shahriar at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>
>>>
>>> On 13/12/2015 18:49, Skyler F wrote:
>>>> Does anybody have or know where there are scripts to install AllStar
>>>> from Debian.
>>>>
>>>> For a setup for a repeater site  am using a server computer with two
>>>> hard drives in a RAID1 configuration so if one is to fail on this 10
>>>> year old machine, it will still work.
>>>>
>>>> I was not able to get DIAL installed but was able to get Debian to work.
>>>>
>>>> Thanks
>>>> Skyler
>>>> KD0WHB
>>>>
>>> Hi Skyler, this might not be an ideal solution, and you might have
>>> already tried it. In cases like this , I have always found that that
>>> installing the system on a known working system, later DD-ing the disc
>>> image and booting into single user mode and fixing things so that
>>> reflects the new hardware can also be an option. If the kernel versions
>>> are the same, you might even be able to just copy over the kernel
>>> modules required to have the raid working or other issues resolved. Have
>>> you considered this option?
>>>
>>> Hope this helps
>>> All the best.
>>>
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