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Bug#241073: hppa sarge CD netinst fails on 715/100 (segfault)

On Tue, Mar 30, 2004 at 09:22:11PM +0200, Thomas Poindessous wrote:
> can you try with disabling framebuffer :
> debian-installer/framebuffer=false
> If it doesn't help, it will need some debugging on bterm ...

I found out how to pass boot parameters to the kernel -- or at least,
I think I did.  When I added this one, it produced no visible difference
in the results.  I still get a Frame Buffer after the first few seconds
of booting (Tux with the PA-RISC log on his stomach, and an fb0: line in
the kernel's output).  Then I get the same "Segmentation fault" lines
at the end.

Here's how I added the boot parameters:

1) Hit ESC at power-on time to get to the BOOT_ADMIN prompt.
2) At the BOOT_ADMIN prompt, type "boot scsi.2.0 isl" to get to the list
   of boot parameters.
3) Edit parameter number 0 (or any of them, actually) and add
   " debian-installer/framebuffer=false" (with a space) to it.  This adds
   a new parameter to the list.
4) When the new list is displayed, press Backspace, b, Enter to boot.

The list seems to be the correct one, since it includes
"DEBCONF_PRIORITY=high" by default.  (Changing that to low made no
difference, either.)

P.S.: Whatever you do, don't boot with "video=stifb:off", because that
*does* disable the FB in the kernel, and the result is an endless
scrolling of errors full of numbers that I can't read (because the
whole screen jerks too much), and the only way to stop it is to pull
the power cord.

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