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Bug#248341: Beta4 fails to boot on UltraSparc



Package: installation-reports

Debian-installer-version: 20040430 from http://cdimage.debian.org/pub/cdimage-testing/sarge_d-i/sparc/beta4/sarge-sparc-netinst.iso
uname -a: Linux val 2.4.19 #1 Fri Oct 4 18:36:11 EDT 2002 sparc64 unknown
<from a debian 3.0r1 installation>
Date: 20040509-1400
Method: Boot from cdrom using ISO-Image

Machine: Sun Ultra 1
Processor: UltraSparc
Memory: 128 MB
Root Device: SCSI, sda1
Root Size/partition table: fdisk -l output =

Disk /dev/sda (Sun disk label): 19 heads, 80 sectors, 2733 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 1520 * 512 bytes

   Device Flag    Start       End    Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sda1             0      2388   1814880   83  Linux native
/dev/sda2  u       2388      2733    262200   82  Linux swap
/dev/sda3             0      2733   2077080    5  Whole disk

Disk /dev/sdb (Sun disk label): 16 heads, 135 sectors, 3880 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 2160 * 512 bytes

   Device Flag    Start       End    Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sdb1             0      3880   4190400   83  Linux native
/dev/sdb3             0      3880   4190400    5  Whole disk

Output of lspci: - (no PCI bus)

Base System Installation Checklist:

Initial boot worked:    [E]
Configure network HW:   [ ]
Config network:         [ ]
Detect CD:              [ ]
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

Comments/Problems:

- loading of SILO fails with "Fast Data Access MMU miss"
  Boot prompt output:
    Sun Ultra 1 SBus (UltraSPARC 143MHz), Keyboard Present
    OpenBoot 3.25, 128 MB memory installed, Serial xxx
    Ethernet address xxx, Host ID: xxx

    ok boot cdrom
    Boot device /sbus/espdma@e,8400000/esp@e,8800000/sd@6,0:f  File and args:
    SILO Version 1.4.4
    Fast Data Access MMU Miss
    ok

- Cd checksum was verified 
- woody installation on same machine was successful
- couldn't test boot from floppy (no floppy installed)


-- 
Michel Messerschmidt           lists@michel-messerschmidt.de
antiVirusTestCenter, Computer Science, University of Hamburg



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