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Re: Updated installation images for Debian Ports 2019-04-12


On 4/12/19 12:34 PM, John Paul Adrian Glaubitz wrote:
I just uploaded updated installation images 2019-04-12 for the
following Debian Ports architectures:

Is there any other change than
-	choose-mirror 2.98 all
-	choose-mirror-bin 2.98 m68k
+	choose-mirror 2.99 all
+	choose-mirror-bin 2.99 m68k

for nativehd/initrd.gz?

  * alpha
  * hppa
  * ia64
  * m68k
  * powerpc
  * ppc64
  * sh4
  * sparc64

I uploaded both CD images [1] as well as netboot images [2].

Please test those images and report back over the mailing list for
the corresponding architecture.

Any comment on things I asked with previous m68k debian-installer:

* adding System.map along with kernel
  (to help debugging installer issues)

  (to speed up boot when one doesn't use inicall_blacklist=dh_init)


	- Eero

Known issues:

  * alpha
    - No known issues
  * hppa
    - There have been reports about missing GPG keys during installation.
      If you are seeing this issue, please provide me with the syslog,
      information on your hardware, information on the image used and
      a rough recap of what was done during install (normal vs. expert
      mode etc).
  * ia64
    - The kernel might be unstable during install
      (try passing "hardened_usercopy=off" at the boot prompt,
       e.g. "install hardened_usercopy=off"
  * m68k
    - The drivers for IDE hardware may have to be loaded manually, e.g.:
      + modprobe pata_gayle
      + modprobe pata_falcon
    - There is no automatic installation of the bootloader yet,
      users have to boot the kernel and initrd manually after
  * powerpc/ppc64
    - The bootloader installation still defaults to Yaboot and
      is being switched to GRUB for IBM POWER and PowerMacs,
      please report any issues you find.
    - On some machines, the fans might produce a lot of noise,
      this can be addressed by manually the windfarm kernel
      + modprobe windfarm_core
  * sh4
    - There is no CD image, installation has to be performed
      using the debian-installer images.
    - Currently supported targets are Renesas SH-7785LCR and
      SH-7751R, the latter should be identical to qemu-sh4.
    - debian-installer for sh4 is completely untested, please
      test with QEMU and report back.
    - The filenames for kernel and initrd still contain an
       old kernel version. This can be ignored.
  * sparc64
    - Installation over a serial console is currently broken
      on sparc64 due to a bug in the rootskel package
      (can also be considered a kernel bug), see: #926539.
      Use any image before 2019-04-06 as workaround.


When reporting issues or bugs, please include the syslog
from your installation in the bug report/mail. The log
file can be access when switching to another console using
<Alt>+<Cursor> for normal installations or <Ctrl>+<a>+<n>
when installing over a serial console. I also need to know
what hardware was used, which installation steps (normal
vs. expert) and which image was used.


[1] https://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/ports/2019-04-12/
[2] https://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/ports/debian-installer/

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