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Re: Bug#247811: sparc beta 4 install failures

On Fri, May 07, 2004 at 09:09:44AM -0700, Joshua Kwan wrote:
> > The businesscard image is now trying to load modules off of the cdrom.
> > This seems to be a new problem.
> That sounds like appropriate behavior to me; doesn't the cdrom initrd
> contain a pile of modules for both sparc32 and 64?

With beta 3, it was at least possible to install from the businesscard
image on some sun4u/sparc64 systems.  This is not possible on beta 4.

Frankly, I'm assamed that we released "beta 4" in this condition.  It
has both new major bugs (the ramdisk_size) and long-standing major
bugs (bterm, modprobe) that make this a useless release for all sun
systems manufactured in the last 5 years.

At a minimum, we should lable beta 4 as totally useless for sparc64
systems on the errata page and perhaps save some testers time.

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

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