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Bug#33578: marked as done ("Configure the Base System" goes into an infinite loop on sparc)

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From: Alexander Shumakovitch <shurik@math.unibas.ch>
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Subject: "Configure the Base System" goes into an infinite loop on sparc
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Package: boot-floppies
Version: 2.1.6-sparc

I've posted the following messages on debian-sparc a while ago but nobody
seems to have any clues. Moreoever, the more I study the situation, the more
I'm convinced that it's not sparc specific. So I've decided to submit this as
a bug report. Changelog for floppies 2.1.7 doesn't list anything which can
help with the problem, so it should remain there as well.


  --- Shurik.

On Thu, Feb 18, 1999 at 08:39:43PM +0100, Alexander Shumakovitch wrote:
> I hate to reply to my own mail, but since nobody else did, I'll do.
> On Wed, Feb 17, 1999 at 08:30:22PM +0100, Alexander Shumakovitch wrote:
> > While trying to install Debian Sparc (boot-floppies version 1999-02-02) on
> > SparcClassic today, I've run into the following problem. Everything went more
> > or less fine till I was asked to "Configure the Base System". If I press
> > 'Enter', the system probes the floppy drive (I can just here this) and if
> > there is a floppy there, ejects it, then returns to the original start-up menu
> > with choice of the display. I can then chose one, press "Continue with
> > installation", read "Release notes" and end up with the same request:
> > "Configure the Base System".  I've tried to go through this cycle more than 5
> > times choosing color and monochrome displays --- no change. If I bypass this
> > configuration, make the system bootable from the hard drive etc., then after
> > the boot I have the requests to finish the configuration before going any
> > further and I return to the same state.
> I've looked today through the source of configure_base in dinstall and
> couldn't find anything that can fail without printing a warning message (at
> least, in version 2.1.7). Apparently the configuration stops at the very early
> stage, since even /target/etc/fstab is not written. Now I want to bypass this
> step and make the configuration by hands. Am I right, that the only thing I
> should to is to copy /tmp/kbdconf to /target/root, adjust /dev/cdrom and
> /dev/fd0 links (could be done later), create fstab (also easy), tweak inittab
> to reflect the console choice and remove /sbin/unconfigured.sh? Among those
> things only inittab can be not obvious. Could someone please send me a working
> copy of that file? BTW, what's the reason to have both inittab and
> inittab.real?
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Subject: Re: Bug#33578: "Configure the Base System" goes into an infinite loop on sparc 
From: Adam Di Carlo <adam@onshore.com>
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Comments: In-reply-to Alexander Shumakovitch <shurik@math.unibas.ch>
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>On Sun, Dec 19, 1999 at 05:05:42PM -0500, Adam Di Carlo wrote:
>> Do you still receive these problems with the latest slink
>> boot-flopppies (2.1.12)?
>Hmmm... It's hard to tell as I never had to reinstall the system on my Sparc
>Classic since then ;-) As far as I remember, this problem went away with
>boot-floppies 2.1.8 or 2.1.9. I was pretty much sure this bug was already

No, the bug was left open.  I'll happily close it then.  Doing that


.....Adam Di Carlo....adam@onShore.com.....<URL:http://www.onShore.com/>

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