Bug#403084: debian-installer: [powerpc] mini-iso images are non-bootable on powerpc/pmac/chrp
On Tue, Dec 19, 2006 at 03:01:50PM +0000, Colin Watson wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 14, 2006 at 03:45:29PM +0100, Sven Luther wrote:
> > Since i am going to reinstalll the XServe G5 which went broken last week, i
> > investigated why i couldn't boot from CD.
> > It happens that the generated mini.iso files (powerpc64/netboot), are broken,
> > and are missing the needed magic to make them autoboot. At least on chrp
> > boxes. I am nto fully sure, and i will try booting the image from disk, but i
> > guess this is the problem. It used to work like a month ago, so i don't know
> > what happened here.
> Are you sure it used to work with these particular images? To my
> knowledge the images built from the d-i tree have never supported CHRP
> systems, only those built from debian-cd.
This is indeed the case. I don't know why those images suddenly didn't work
anymore on the XServe at the data center, while i was using them just fine a
week previous to this. I have the XServe back, and i reseted the PROM, and it
should be working fine.
That said, due to udev killing the scsi-devfs.sh scripts when they write to
the pipe, the whole d-i is totally unusable on this box, and i really don't