Bug#238653: debian-installer network config & evms
On Thu, 18 Mar 2004 08:17:38 -0800, Matt Zimmerman wrote:
>On Thu, Mar 18, 2004 at 09:05:43AM +0100, Stefan Tibus wrote:
>> - The evms-udeb links /lib/libevms-2.3.so.0 to libevms.so instead
>> of libevms-2.3.so.0.0. Furthermore libncurses(5?) is missing
>> and the "EVMS module for debian-installer" does not work at all.
>> Fixing the two library issues makes evmsn run (though it does not
>> really work, due to lacking kernel support), the d-i module
>> remains broken.
>I haven't had time to finish this udeb; if there is some way to hide it by
>default without removing it entirely, I would like to do that.
>Is the d-i kernel really lacking device-mapper? That has been a standard
>part of Debian kernel-source since 2.4.23, and is needed for lvm2 as well
>(which I believe has a working udeb).
Well, the kernel has the device-mapper, but EVMS requires additional
patches: (from the installation instructions)
"In addition to the base MD and Device-Mapper support, EVMS requires a few
additional patches for certain EVMS features to work correctly with these
drivers. These patches are provided in the EVMS package, in the kernel/2.4/
and kernel/2.6/ subdirectories."
...and after all, it didn't work (didn't find any disc).
So I hacked my netinst-iso yesterday to include a 2.6.4 kernel with the
latest EVMS. This required some modifications to the initrd in order for
debian-installer coming up (I have everything I need in the kernel, so I
don't bother about errors when loading modules for now - network-config
did it's job anyways). At boot-time EVMS shows up now, but it looks like
I have to recompile the user interface also, it stops with some error 22,
invalid parameter (sorry don't have the full message available now).
Hopefully I can continue on that this evening and see whether the
installer can continue after manually creating my file systems.