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Bug#247811: sparc beta 4 install failures

Package: installation-reports


Debian-installer-version: sparc beta4 netinst, sparc beta4 buisinesscard
uname -a: Linux dumbluck 2.4.24-sparc64-smp #1 SMP Fri Jan 30 19:06:19 EST 2004 sparc64 GNU/Linux
Date: 2004-05-07 00:10
Method: How did you install?  netinstall cd, businesscard cd
	What did you boot off?  cdrom
	If network install, from where? n/a
	Proxied? no

Machine: Sun Ultra 2
Processor: 2 x 167 Mhz Ultrasparc I
Memory: 192 MB
Root Device: 9GB Scsi /dev/sda1
Root Size/partition table:  8.6 Gb
Output of lspci:

Serial console
Creator framebuffer installed but unused. 

Base System Installation Checklist:

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


Since I had the exact same problems with both the businesscard and
netinstall cdrom images, I'm reporting them together.

I needed to use "linux ramdisk_size=8192" to get the cd to boot.

modprobe of sr_mod failed, apparently it is trying to use the known
broken busybox modprobe.  Same problem as has been reported before.

The businesscard image is now trying to load modules off of the cdrom.
This seems to be a new problem.

Blars Blarson			blarson@blars.org
With Microsoft, failure is not an option.  It is a standard feature.

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