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Bug#247743: FWD: Re: Bug#247743: SPARCstation 5 and 20040505 daily businesscard image

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From: Joshua Kwan <joshk@triplehelix.org>
Date: Fri, 07 May 2004 09:17:24 -0700
To: debian-boot@lists.debian.org
Subject: Re: Bug#247743: SPARCstation 5 and 20040505 daily businesscard image
User-Agent: Pan/ (As She Crawled Across the Table (Debian GNU/Linux))

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On Thu, 06 May 2004 13:08:29 -0600, Peter Karbaliotis wrote:
> Install base system failed because the installer chose the wrong kernel: 
> kernel-image-2.4.24-sparc64-smp instead of kernel-image-2.4.24-sparc32. 
>   I was not prompted for a kernel to install.

This has nothing to do with CPU detection, but because 2.4.26 made it into
testing right after beta4, 2.4.24 got removed because it was no longer
building from source in unstable.

Hence the default behavior of pick_kernel ensues, which chooses the first
kernel available. Sadly, this default behavior doesn't play nice with

I told Joey earlier that a base-installer with that bug fixed should get
uploaded for a beta4 update, which I'm not sure is going to happen..

Joshua Kwan

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