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Re: Help with Wheezy CD testing on Saturday


Sorry for the late reply, I didn't have access to my zx6000 workstation until now.

Just to let you know that I've successfully installed Wheezy using the netinst CD on a spare HDD, using default parameters (using entire HDD and one single partition as partition scheme) except for localization of course.

One manual intervention was nevertheless required. During the installation process, the ELILO boot loader installation failed with /usr/sbin/elilo returning error code 1. I've chosen to continue without installing a boot loader and restarted my workstation using the netinst CD in rescue mode to check what was going on. It finally appears that the default /etc/fstab generated during Wheezy installation encompasses an incorrect entry (well, to me, it is incorrect) mounting /dev/sd?1 (/dev/sdb1 in my case) to /boot/efi. I've simply removed this entry, deleted the /boot/efi empty folder created during Wheezy installation and rerun elilo -v to correctly reinstall ELILO and then elilo --efiboot to create the GNU/Debian entry in EFI.

Everything else ran fine.

Thanks to all who contributed to make Wheezy on ia64 a reality.


2013/5/2 Steve McIntyre <steve@einval.com>
Hi folks,

As we're expecting to release this Saturday (4th May) and I'm going to
be preparing the CDs and DVDs to go with the release, it would be
lovely if we have some volunteers to help test the images. We have
been doing testing of the daily, weekly and Release Candidate images
as they're produced, but it would be nice to get more coverage in the
testing, especially:

 * non-PC architectures
 * more obscure combinations of options like partitioning, filesystems
 * different desktops with differing package sets

I've started a wiki page at


and I'll be filling in more details there in the next couple of days,
including some specific configurations that I'd like to see tested. If
you can help us test on Saturday, please take a look and join me in
#debian-cd where we'll be coordinating.

Steve McIntyre, Cambridge, UK.                                steve@einval.com
"Managing a volunteer open source project is a lot like herding
 kittens, except the kittens randomly appear and disappear because they
 have day jobs." -- Matt Mackall

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