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Re: powerpc-pmac-small daily built boot.img broken (Re: base-installer_0.066_powerpc.changes ACCEPTED

On Sun, Apr 04, 2004 at 01:17:51PM +0200, Holger Levsen wrote:
> Package: debian-installer
> or is it boot-floppies ? 

Nope, is ok, boot-floppies was the old woody and before installer.

> > > yeah, that's theoretics. but I tried 8 floppies (all new), writings them
> > > once and reading (=booting) at least twice, none work. but after that,
> > > when I used the old working boot floppy from jeremie, three of them
> > > worked as root-floppies!
> > Can you use compare to compare the written floppy to the image used ?
> just to be sure, I did this:
> dd if=boot.img of=/dev/fd0 bs=1024 conv=sync ; sync
> dd if=/dev/fd0 of=bootfd0.img bs=1024 conv=sync ; sync
> diff -a boot.img bootfd0.img
> And that floppy doesn't boot,too. So your boot.img is broken. So I'll file a 
> bug.

Ok, i don't know why though. Maybe i should check out the rsrce package.

> Another thing I found out: whith your (broken) boot-floppy the floppy disc 
> gets ejected. If the boot floppy boots ok, there is the prompt saying I 
> should insert the root disk, but I have to eject the boot disk by myself. 

Cool, but we still do not know why.

> > > > Maybe you could try loop mounting both root floppies, and compare them.
> > Well, if the problem is with the root.img, knowing what the difference
> > between the working image and the bad one is, would be a good idea.
> Since _this_ problem is fixed now, I don't have to do that anymore.


> > > there are at least five days in between the creation of the images, I
> > > expect a lot to have changed.
> > Yeah, and packages used which are not in the debian-installer svn, and a
> > different box used, and ...
> Uups? What packages not in d-i svn to you use ?

Well, not all packages used in the build are coming from the d-i svn,
some are plain debian packages comming from the archive, and naturally,
the miboot package.


Sven Luther

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