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Re: updated powerpc debian-installer builds

On Tue, Sep 23, 2003 at 02:12:26PM +0200, Gaudenz Steinlin wrote:
> Chris Tillman wrote:
> >On Sat, Sep 20, 2003 at 02:38:45PM +0200, Gaudenz Steinlin wrote:
> >
> >>Hi
> >>
> >>I just updated my webpage[1] 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.
> >>
> >>gaudenz
> >>
> >>[1] http://www.soziologie.ch/users/steinlin/d-i/
> >
> >
> >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 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.
> >
> >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.
> 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 pointed to the file net-initrd.gz which is outdated.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.

> Please check these md5sums:
> steinlin@theodor:~/www/d-i$ md5sum vmlinux  netboot-initrd.gz
> 78610a19ad171b066f20808ccaf6a86b  vmlinux
> 300e92ffdb06fefa90f420d8936f8b83  netboot-initrd.gz
> >
> >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: 
> >
> >boot hd:10,yaboot
> >
> >Will the net-initrd.gz work in this case?
> 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 
> the net.
> 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.
> Did you include the "initrd-size=4000000" and  append="init=/linuxrc"
> parameters into your yaboot.conf?

I had initrd-size=8000. I think that's k, I don't have 
4G of memory here :) And I didn't have the init=/linuxrc ,
that's probably what stopped it. I'll let you know.

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