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Re: D-I: two failed recent installations - please check

On Thu, Dec 28, 2006 at 03:43:40AM +0100, Frans Pop wrote:

> We've recently received two installation reports for alpha where the 
> initial boot from CD failed:
> - http://bugs.debian.org/403024
> - http://bugs.debian.org/404485

> Please check if there is a structural issue for alpha in d-i or that the 
> problem is with the hardware used.

> It would be great if you could also check netbooting.

I've just burned a fresh copy of the daily netinst CD for alpha, and have no
problems like those reported in 403024.  No odd spaces in the root= argument
on the commandline, and no problems booting.

Torben, you also mention having chosen the option to send the console to
ttyS0, which is a serial console, in which case you wouldn't have any
"second console" at all.  Did you mean to use a serial console?  If not,
please check your boot_osflags variable in SRM, it seems to be set to '1'
which chooses the serial console from the installer CD.

You could also just boot with "boot dkb0 -fl 0" or "boot dkb0 -fl i".

Please let me know if this helps.

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
vorlon@debian.org                                   http://www.debian.org/

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