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Re: Install Success - Not Quite

On Fri, Jul 20, 2001 at 11:36:52PM -0700, Chris Tillman wrote:
> Well I guess I jumped the gun, the m68k install didn't quite finish. It 
> downloaded all the packages for base, unpacked them all, then stopped during
> 'Install essential packages'. I tried it twice and it stops in the same
> place. no error messages, terminal 2 also freezes up. You can type a command
> but it doesn't respond. No disk activity.

I had this on ia64, hung when libc6 or sysinitv postinst tried to
get init to reload inittab.  The root cause was that I had forgotten
to include root=/dev/ram in my boot options.  It mounted the ramdisk
ok (from initrd=....), but then gets confused about whether process
1 is linuxrc or init (something like that anyway).

So check you boot with root=/dev/ram.


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