Bug#121110: boot-floppies: TFTP boot on Alpha broken
Adam Di Carlo <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Falk Hueffner <email@example.com> writes:
> > Package: boot-floppies
> > Version: N/A; reported 2001-11-25
> > Severity: normal
> > Installing via tftpboot.img will stall at installation of libc6.1, as
> > has been reported to debian-alpha several times,
> > e.g. http://lists.debian.org/debian-alpha/2001/debian-alpha-200110/msg00010.html. "rgh" told me on IRC:
> > <rgh> mellum: re "init q", when I had that problem ia64, it was
> > because I forgot to boot with root=/dev/ram
> > <rgh> mellum: without that, the kernel wants to do it's initrd magic,
> > and runs /linuxrc before starting sbin/init. linuxrc is linked to
> > init, so effectively init gets run as pid 12 (or something > 1,
> > anyway)
> > <rgh> linuxrc is run with a pid > 1, and the kernel expects that to
> > return before it starts init as pid 1
> > <rgh> root=/dev/ram makes the kernel realise that the ramdisk si a
> > real ramdisk, and not an initrd, so it disables the running of
> > linuxrc
> > So we need to find a way to force this parameter.
> Isn't this the same as #116829 and wasn't it fixed in sysvinit 2.84-1 ?
Hm, yes, seems to be the same problem. I'll try to find a tester,
since netboot doesn't work for me.