Bug#275627: [sparc][netinst] failure: sun blade 100
netinst 20041007 from
http://cdimage.debian.org/pub/cdimage-testing/daily/sparc/20041007/sarge-sparc-netinst.iso (md5sum b370379763a9e7efbe3439ab5c16113e )
% file sarge-sparc-netinst.iso
sarge-sparc-netinst.iso: Sun disk label 'CD-ROM Disc with Sun sparc boot created by mkisofs' 768 alts/cyl, 768 data cyls, 127 alt cyls, 8323840 blocks, boot block present
uname -a: 2.4.27
Date: 2004 10 8
hit L1-A after openboot banner appears
type 'boot cdrom' in OpenBoot Prom 4.0
type <return> to start installer
Machine: Sun SunBlade 100
Processor: Ultrasparc-IIe (ie sun4u, or "sparc64" arch)
Root Device: ide
Root Size/partition table:
Output of lspci and lspci -n:
Base System Installation Checklist:
[O] = OK, [E] = Error (please elaborate below), [ ] = didn't try it
Initial boot worked: [E]
Configure network HW: [ ]
Config network: [ ]
Detect CD: [ ]
Load installer modules: [ ]
Detect hard drives: [ ]
Partition hard drives: [ ]
Create file systems: [ ]
Mount partitions: [ ]
Install base system: [ ]
Install boot loader: [ ]
Reboot: [ ]
The netinst cdrom is _still_ panicing with this message:
Allocated 8 Megs of memory at 0x40000000 for kernel
Loading initial ram disk of 2890906 bytes at 0x2F800000 phys ...something...
.... lots of messages missing ....
NET4: Unix domain sockets 1.0/SMP for Linux NET4.0.
RAMDISK: couldn't find valid ram disk image starting at 0
Freeing initrd memory: 2823k freed
cramfs: wrong magic
Kernel panic: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on 00:00
Press L1-A to return to the boot prom
However if I boot _again_, I get to the "Choose Language" prompt.
Unfortunately at this point the USB keyboard does not work, not even L1-A.
If I boot a third time, I get to the same situation.
I tried unplugging the usb mouse, leaving just the keyboard in.
This made no difference.
I could not obtain any boot logs, apart from what I could transcribe
from the screen.
The woody installer fails too, with
Cannot find /boot/sparc64.gz
(this may be my fault, I am not sure if the disc was sparc32-only)