Re: Installation report [failed] [Was: Re: "No kernel modules were found" PowerPC Businesscard and Netinst daily CDs]
Hi David, Hi Colin,
On Jul 29, 2011, at 12:35 PM, David Ricar wrote:
On 07/29/2011 08:18 AM, Rick Thomas wrote:
After booting the CD, there were a lot of messages that scrolled by
fast to get details, but all of them seemed to have something to do
missing some UTF8 localization stuff.
Could you try setting console to serial port and capturing the
output? That way gives you everything in text format, so it is very
useful for debug.
I'm aware of that option. I thought about trying it when I was in the
depths of frustration with this but...
That's fairly complicated on a NewWorld Mac. Apart from the fact that
all the G4 Macs don't have a serial port -- so you have to use a Blue
and White G3, it's possible -- given old enough hardware -- but it
involves doing things with Open Firmware that may leave your machine
in a semi-bricked state if you get it wrong. (recovery is possible,
but you get the idea... I'd rather not)
Maybe somebody could try it out with a qemu VM? I'm not familiar with
that setup, so I can't guess if it's easier...
In any case, Colin thinks he's fixed the problem. So I'll wait a
couple of days for his fix to percolate down (up?) to the daily d-i
builds, and try again.
Colin, do you have any idea when your fix will be available for
testing? Can you let me know when it happens?