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Bug#256354: hd inst on i386 failed



Andreas Barth wrote:
> I tried the installation according to 5.1.3 of the manual ("booting
> from linux using LILO or GRUB") with lilo (as of woody).
> 
> I tried it with the images from
> http://people.debian.org/~joeyh/d-i/images/daily/hd-media/ (both 2.4
> and 2.6) and from
> http://http.us.debian.org/debian/dists/testing/main/installer-i386/beta4/images/hd-media/
> (only 2.4).
> 
> Both 2.4 cases ended with the error message:
> Cannot open root device "" or 3a:04
> 
> The 2.6 boot ended with the error message:
> RAMDISK: incomplete write (-28 != 32768) 8388608
> 
> In all three cases there was a final kernel panic.
> 
> lilo-configuration is:
> image=/boot/d-i-20040626/vmlinuz
>     label=d-i
>     initrd=/boot/d-i-20040626/initrd.gz
>     append="devfs=mount,dall"
>     optional

If you're booting the installer from lilo, you need to pass
ramdisk_size=10000 to the kernel (smaller numbers may work).

-- 
see shy jo

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