Bug#117676: Woody installation hangs on SparcStation 5/110
reassign 117676 sysvinit
severity 116829 serious
merge 117676 116829
Derrick J Brashear <email@example.com> writes:
> Installation hangs during install of essential packages. tty4 shows:
> Setting up whiptail (0.50.17-7) ...
> Setting up sysvinit (2.83-1) ...
> Creating /dev/initctl
> tty2 allows keyboard input but never offers a shell.
This is a bad interaction between sysvinit and busybox init during
installation when there's initrd stuff going on -- it's sending a HUP
to the swapper, causing the kernel to hang.
I've merged this with the existing bug on sysvinit and raised the
severity of the latter. I hope there is no question that this bad
interaction must be fixed for the Woody release.
...Adam Di Carlo..<firstname.lastname@example.org>...<URL:http://www.onshored.com/>