Bug#241228: Oldworld from floppy, installing the kernel fails
> Ok, a bit of history is in order here. Previously, old wolrd was not
thanks for the info!
> > > > You are attempting to install an initrd kernel image (version
> > > > 2.4.25-powerpc-small)
> > > > This will not work unless you have configured your boot loader to use
> > > > initrd.
> Yeah, ok i understand. I have not yet mastered the part with the initrd
> thingy, this would be a good thing.
Yep, me too ;-) :( The debian kernels in woody are also initrd ones, that's
why I've always built my own kernels. Aren't the sarge kernel using initrd as
well. So it should be "normal" for d-i to install initrd-kernels, why are
there problems ?
> Another solution would be for base-installer to install the -powerpc
> kernel on your box too, since the main reason to use the -powerpc-small
> kernel is so that it will fit on a floppy with miboot.
I did that manually and it worked. That's what I did, when the installer
failed: switched to another console, then
ifconfig eth0 up && passwd
dpkg --configure -a
apt-get install ssh joe kernel-image-2.4.25-powerpc-pmac
# set open firmware
nvsetenv boot-device ata/ata-disk@0:0
nvsetenv boot-file "/boot/vmlinux-2.4.25-powerpc"
nvsetenv output-device screen
nvsetenv input-device kbd
cat /etc/quik.conf & reboot
# Generated by quikconfig
# (C) 1998 Matt McLean <email@example.com>
The computer then booted sarge from hard discs (yippie! ;-) but the last
configuration bits and the question for tasksel or dselect were missing.
Is there support for setting open firmware values in debian-installer at the