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Bug#242343: debian-installer beta 3 sparc netinst image failed to boot up on Ultra10

On Wed, Jun 16, 2004 at 03:44:49PM +0200, Frederik Dannemare wrote:
> if any of you guys still have this problem (Kernel panic: VFS: Unable to 
> If so, your problem may be related to the problem I had with "initrd
> extends beyond end of memory". In my case the location of my two memory
> sticks (on an Ultra-5) was the source of the problem. Moving them from
> DIMM3/4 to DIMM1/2 made to issue with initrd (and thereby the kernel
> panic) go away. See this thread for details:
> http://www.mail-archive.com/debian-boot%40lists.debian.org/msg50879.html

i just popped open the case, and saw that my dimms were also in 3/4.
i moved them to 1/2 and the problem disappeared!  awesome!  

that's really strange though.  the woody installer didn't have this
problem... what's the difference in the initrds?  size?  kernel bug?


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