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Bug#247811: sparc beta 4 install failures

On Sat, May 08, 2004 at 12:28:28PM -0700, debbugs@bugs.debian.org wrote:
> On Sat, May 08, 2004 at 12:32:36AM -0700, Blars Blarson wrote:
> > > 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.
> Explain how the modules on the CD factor into this.

With the beta 3 businesscard cd, all modules needed to configure the
network and download the rest of d-i were contained in the initrd.
The inability to mount the cd was an error message that could be
ignored, and the installation could continue successfully.

With the beta 4 buisinesscard cd, the network is not configured and it
is impossible to proceed beond the failure to mount the cd.

> > Frankly, I'm assamed that we released "beta 4" in this condition.

> I'm sorry I have not
> lived up to your expectations as a sparc porter

This was not meant to be a comment about you, it is for the whole d-i
team, myself included.  (More my fault than yours, since you've been
doing more on the sparc port recently.)

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

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