[Date Prev][Date Next] [Thread Prev][Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

Bug#248963: Sarge sparc netinstall rc2 still fails on Sparc IPX

Tjena Mats,

On Tue, 23 Nov 2004, Magnus Hyllander wrote:

I just downloaded the new Sarge rc2 sarge-sparc-netinst.iso and tried to install. The install still fails. Now I do not get any error message, instead the kernel boot hangs efter the messages:

Mounted devfs on /dev
Freeing unused kernel memory: 144k freed

After these messages init normaly should be started off the initrd. Since I do not have access to any sun4c hardware, could you try a couple of things:

1. Append a boot argument 'init=/bin/sh' (without the quotes). This should normally just give you a shell prompt in the end of the boot.

2. If you have a working Linux installation on this machine, could you try running the RC2 busybox binary on it? This binary provides the shell and a bunch of other utilities for initrd. You can either extract it from the initrd image on RC2 CD by mounting it, or download it from http://www.wooyd.org/bug_sun4c/. Try something like 'busybox ls' or 'busybox sh' to see if it works.

Best regards,

Jurij Smakov                                        jurij@wooyd.org
Key: http://www.wooyd.org/pgpkey/                   KeyID: C99E03CC

Reply to: