Re: updated powerpc debian-installer builds
Chris Tillman wrote:
I sometimes noticed a similar error message "Unable to open initial
console". I thought it was because the unix.o kernel module did not
load. But I haven't seen it with the actual d-i build.
On Sat, Sep 20, 2003 at 02:38:45PM +0200, Gaudenz Steinlin wrote:
I just updated my webpage with the debian-installer images for
powerpc. The images contain the d-i udebs (modules) that are currently
in the archive. Please test the installer and report bugs. There are
probably plenty of them.
I tried this one out on my iMac, but didn't get too far. The boot
stops right after finding and mounting the ramdisk image; it says
Warning: console cannot be opened.
I changed the MIME Type of the files so they are correctly reported as
application/octet-stream rather than text/plain to the browser.
Additionaly I discovered a mistake, the link below netboot-initrd.gz
pointed to the file net-initrd.gz which is outdated. Please download again.
I noticed that the vmlinux you have on the site downloaded to my
machine in text/plain format. Do you think that might corrupt it? The
images on the debian ftp server are named *.bin so that programs
download them in binary format.
Please check these md5sums:
steinlin@theodor:~/www/d-i$ md5sum vmlinux netboot-initrd.gz
Yes it should. "net" in this case means that only the net-retriever is
included in the initrd and you can only download additional udebs from
You don't have to use the yaboot.conf on my site in this case. You can
simply add a new section in your existing yaboot.conf. In fact the
yaboot.conf files on my site are special versions for cd or netbooting.
I didn't try it by netbooting, but instead by putting the files
(vmlinux, yaboot, yaboot.conf, net-initrd.gz) on an hfs partition
and then pointing OpenFirmware to them directly:
Will the net-initrd.gz work in this case?
Did you include the "initrd-size=4000000" and append="init=/linuxrc"
parameters into your yaboot.conf?