Bug#241231: DECstation 5000/133 (mipsel) install with some problems
I just tried with beta4:
* tbm <firstname.lastname@example.org> [2004-03-31 14:21]:
> I first chose the language, but it didn't ask me for the country but
> instead dropped me into main menu on "Select a keyboard layout". Maybe
This means that keyboard selection had problems detecting the serial
console. This is fixed.
> "Select a keyboard layout": doesn't do anything (I didn't have a
> keyboard conncted, but anyway).
Fixed, see above.
> Hardware detection: it tries to load all kind of IDE modules, but then
> skips it because the modules are not available. In fact, it also shows me
Cosmetics only, minor bug filed.
> DHCP: normally (on installs on other machines), I get a DHCP response at
> 20%. Here, the first thing I saw was 40%, and it got an IP at 80%...
> perhaps it should wait longer on slow machines?
Probably a race error, reported elsewhere.
> Anyway, the partition table was written, so I just went ahead with
> "Configure and mount partitions". Again, /etc/fstab was empty.
"Fixed" by using partman.
> The install was fine, but no boot loader was installed! I only got
> "Continue without boot loader". I don't know why delo-installer was not
> installed at all!
It was not installed because it was not in testing... Now, colo and
delo are installed; this is a bug in libd-i which has been fixed in
> Also, kernel-image-2.4.19-r4k-kn04 was installed instead of the -r3k-kn02
> variant. From looking at the code, I have no idea why.
Hasn't happened since.
> Also, no ttyS2 entry was added to /etc/inittab
> After the last screen when it tells me it is going to reboot, the screen
> was not cleared and all sort of funny characters appeared (some cannot be
> seen here):
> S± SIGKILL .ng the installation
> P ± ., check that there are no
> KN02-BA V5.7 (PC: 08019404, SP: 0812°8)in the tray. If you made
> Would it be possible to clear the screen or do something?
Still there. We should clear the screen.
> During boot, I get:
> sed: can't read MOTD: No such file or directory
> I have no idea where this is from.
> I also get:
> INIT: open(/dev/console): Input/output error
Not there anymore.
> I also get:
> decstation login: root
> Login incorrect
> root cannot log in because ttyS2 is not listed in /etc/securetty. I think
Boot from CD-ROM still doesn't work afaik.
Summary: successful installation; everything apart from the
colo/delo-installer problem works, and this problem is known and fixed