Bug#283142: Quik fails to install on beige G3
On Fri, Nov 26, 2004 at 11:55:30PM +0000, Clive Menzies wrote:
> On (26/11/04 22:39), firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> > reassign #283142 debian-installer
> > thanks
> > Ce jour Fri, 26 Nov 2004, Clive Menzies a dit:
> > > Package: quik
> > >
> > > Version unknown - from sarge-powerpc-netinst.iso rc2
> > >
> > > Apologies for the lack of the exact message but during the install, when
> > > installing quik I got a red screen saying "Failed to symlink to valid
> > > kernel ..... symlink /vmlinuz or /bootvmlinuz isn't linked to a valid
> > > kernel"
> > um, that's not quik's fault, that's the installer's fault. there is no
> > vmlinuz on ppc, only vmlinux. i'm going to reassign this bug the
> > installer folks. the installer runs sysklogd; see the more informative
> > info on VT 3 and VT 4 (VT 2 is a shell you can use). i had to do all
> > that quik installation manually for a separate /boot partition.
> Oops - apologies. I've also been testing the i386 version of the
> installer and may have imagined I saw "vmlinuz" and unfortunately I
> didn't have time to repeat the process to make sure.
Actually, there is a vmlinuz on prep and chrp machines, and even for oldworld
.coff kernels. The vmlinuz symlink (actually it is /boot/vmlinuz, not
/vmlinuz) is provided by the 2.4 kernel, both the -chrp and -prep one, and
probably by the -pmac also, since it provides the .coff vmlinuz kernel.