Bug#246959: d-i beta4 boot problem with sun sparc60
Thomas Poindessous (email@example.com) wrote:
> On Sun, May 02, 2004 at 02:19:10PM -0400, Joey Hess wrote:
> > > This is a known problem. You can bypass it by giving a param at silo
> > > boot :
> > >
> > > linux ramdisk_size=8000
> > Should this be added to debian-cd?
> maybe, yes.
> but I'm not sure that 8000 is the right value.
Using 'linux ramdisk_size=8000' initialliy made it boot ok. Then I ran into
the issue that the SCSI CD-ROM was not detected. I also noticed that the kernel
at first didn't see the SCSI HD's.
After reseeding those I did a normal reboot and then the unconfigured Solaris 8
on the 1st HD kicked in. I answered all the questions, so I now've got a working
Solaris 8 system (by the way, it's an Ultra60, not a Sparc60).
Then back to booting debian. After 'boot cdrom' and 'linux ramdisk_size=8000' it
initially worked except for detecting the SCSI CD-ROM. I bailed out there by
forcing the box to go back to the 'ok' prompt.
I rebooted back into Solaris and verified I could read CD's. That worked.
Back into booting debian from the image I get the following error:
[ ENTER - Boot install ] [ Type "rescue" - Boot into rescue mode ]
boot: linux ramdisk_size=8000
Allocated 8 Megs of memory at 0x40000000 for kernel
Loaded kernel version 2.4.24
Loading initial ramdisk (1808523 bytes at 0x40C00000)...
The same happens with the business card image, and also when just using 'linux'.
So, it's one step forward and two steps back. :-(
Ardo van Rangelrooij Debian XML/SGML Group