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Bug#247322: testing 02May04 businesscard.iso hppa install on C360 workstation.

Package: installation-reports
Debian-installer-version: 02 May 04 from http://cdimage.debian.org/pub/cdimage-testing/sarge_d-i/hppa/20040502/
uname -a: Linux ravin 2.4.25-32 #1 Mon Apr 19 18:11:19 UTC 2004 parisc unknown (from installer shell)
Date: 03 May 04 about 21:00 MST
Method: Net install from businesscard.iso using serial console.  http to ftp.us.debian.org without proxy.

Machine: HP C360 workstation
Processor: PA8500
Memory: 1.5G
Root Device: SCSI 4G.
Root Size/partition table:
/dev/sdb1       50M  PALO
/dev/sdb2 512M swap /dev/sdb3 3.8G / ext3 Output of lspci: /bin/sh: lspci: not found
Base System Installation Checklist:

Initial boot worked:    [O]
Configure network HW:   [O]
Config network:         [O]
Detect CD:              [O]
Load installer modules: [O]
Detect hard drives:     [O]
Partition hard drives:  [E]
Create file systems:    [O]
Mount partitions:       [O]
Install base system:    [E]
Install boot loader:    [ ]
Reboot:                 [ ]
[O] = OK, [E] = Error (please elaborate below), [ ] = didn't try it

I tried to use LVM with 20M PALO
4.2G LVM
but got a message that the current kernel doesn't support the Logical Volume Manager. You may need to load the lvm-mod module. | I redid the partitions using ext3 as shown above.

Install base system:
Unable to install the selected kernel. An error was returned while trying to install the kernel into the target system. |
Kernel package: 'kernel-image-2.4.25-64-smp'.

I've no idea why the installer was going for a 64-bit SMP kernel. Although the C360 will run hpux 64-bit, I get a kernel panic if I boot with linux64. There is only one CPU. I tried install on a K410 yesterday and it errored at the same point going after the same kernel. That box (K-410) will not run 64-bit for sure.

Here's part of /var/log/messages from an installer shell.
Get:1 http://ftp.us.debian.org sarge/main Packages [2792kB]
Get:2 http://ftp.us.debian.org sarge/main Release [81B]
Fetched 2792kB in 9s (299kB/s)
Reading Package Lists...
Reading Package Lists...
Building Dependency Tree...
Suggested packages:
The following NEW packages will be installed:
0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Need to get 5453kB of archives.
.... (237 lines about depmod like below)
depmod: ELF file /lib/modules/2.4.25-64-smp/kernel/net/sctp/sctp.o not for this architecture
depmod: ELF file /lib/modules/2.4.25-64-smp/kernel/net/xfrm/xfrm_user.o not for this architecture
There was a problem running depmod.  This may be benign,
(You may have versioned symbol names, for instance).
Or this could be an error.
       depmod exited with return value 1
In any case, since depmod is run at install time,
we could just defer running depmod
Would you like to abort now? [Yes] dpkg: error processing kernel-image-2.4.25-64-smp (--configure):
subprocess post-installation script returned error exit status 1
Errors were encountered while processing:
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

Hope this helps.

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