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

Bug#294307: marked as done (debian-installer: 2.6 kernel and initrd images suitable for hd-media installation unavailable)

Your message dated Fri, 11 Feb 2005 14:20:18 -0500
with message-id <20050211192018.GD25188@kitenet.net>
and subject line Processed: Bug#294307: debian-installer: 2.6 kernel and initrd images      suitable for hd-media installation unavailable
has caused the attached Bug report to be marked as done.

This means that you claim that the problem has been dealt with.
If this is not the case it is now your responsibility to reopen the
Bug report if necessary, and/or fix the problem forthwith.

(NB: If you are a system administrator and have no idea what I am
talking about this indicates a serious mail system misconfiguration
somewhere.  Please contact me immediately.)

Debian bug tracking system administrator
(administrator, Debian Bugs database)

Received: (at submit) by bugs.debian.org; 9 Feb 2005 03:25:27 +0000
>From groucho@nys.com.ar Tue Feb 08 19:25:27 2005
Return-path: <groucho@nys.com.ar>
Received: from 200-112-140-8.bbt.net.ar (torton.groucho.org.ar) [] 
	by spohr.debian.org with esmtp (Exim 3.35 1 (Debian))
	id 1CyiTn-0000kz-00; Tue, 08 Feb 2005 19:25:27 -0800
Received: from antro.groucho.org.ar ([])
	by torton.groucho.org.ar with smtp (Exim 4.34)
	id 1CyidI-0007r9-J6; Wed, 09 Feb 2005 00:35:16 -0300
Received: (nullmailer pid 2788 invoked by uid 1000);
	Wed, 09 Feb 2005 03:25:14 -0000
MIME-Version: 1.0
Content-Transfer-Encoding: 8bit
Content-Type: text/plain; charset="ISO-8859-1"
From: =?iso-8859-1?q?Fernando_J=2E_Rodr=EDguez?= <groucho@nys.com.ar>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <submit@bugs.debian.org>
Subject: debian-installer: 2.6 kernel and initrd images suitable for hd-media
 installation unavailable
X-Mailer: reportbug 3.2
Date: Wed, 09 Feb 2005 00:25:14 -0300
Message-Id: <[🔎] 1107919514.677653.2787.nullmailer@antro.groucho.org.ar>
X-groucho-MailScanner-VirusCheck: Limpio
X-MailScanner-From: groucho@nys.com.ar
Delivered-To: submit@bugs.debian.org
X-Spam-Checker-Version: SpamAssassin 2.60-bugs.debian.org_2005_01_02 
	(1.212-2003-09-23-exp) on spohr.debian.org
X-Spam-Status: No, hits=-8.0 required=4.0 tests=BAYES_00,HAS_PACKAGE 
	autolearn=no version=2.60-bugs.debian.org_2005_01_02

Package: debian-installer
Severity: normal

I tried to install Sarge from an USB memory following the "flexible way" instructions found in
[1] which are basically the same depicted in the Installation Manual [2].

[1] http://d-i.pascal.at/
[2] http://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/testing/main/installer-i386/rc2/doc/manual/

In this particular media, it is required to copy an ISO image (I tried both a netinst and a
businesscard type from [3]), a kernel image and an initrd image (fetched from [4] on 2005.02.06).
Unfortunately, the kernel from [4] is Linux 2.6.8-1-386, but the kernel modules in various udeb
packages on /media/cdrom/pool/main/l/linux-kernel-di-i386-2.6 in the ISO images from [3] are for
Linux 2.6.8-2-i386, so when Debian Installer is trying to "detect" my network card, it complains about
not being able to find some kernel modules, warning me that the installation most probably could
not continue (not the exact wording, but something in the lines of that), and finally showing a
red-background screen stating that no network card could be found. Therefore, I cannot continue the
installation (remember that I am using a netinst or businesscard ISO image).

[3] http://cdimage.debian.org/pub/cdimage-testing/sarge_d-i/i386/current/
[4] ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/sarge/main/installer-i386/current/images/hd-media/2.6

Only when I tried the RC2 images from [5] were I able to successfully install Sarge, as the RC2
images have kernel modules udeb packages for Linux 2.6.8-1-i386, matching the running kernel of
the installation system.

[5] http://cdimage.debian.org/pub/cdimage-testing/sarge_d-i/i386/rc2/

Maybe I could extract the vmlinuz and initrd files from the El Torito boot image somewhere inside 
the current ISO images (just guessing) but it would be much better and useful to have suitable such
files directly available in [4]. (By "suitable" I mean: able to work with current ISO images).

Also (and this perhaps should be a separate wishlist bug report), the installation Manual could be
improved by providing URLs for downloading ISO [6], kernel and initrd [7] images suitable for
filling various boot media.

[6] http://cdimage.debian.org/pub/cdimage-testing/sarge_d-i/<architecture>/
[7] ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/sarge/main/installer-<architecture>/

Anyway, I was really impressed by d-i, especially by the ability to so easily set up a working
RAID1 root partition (previously a real PITA for me to accomplish). Good work, folks!

Herr Groucho

ID Jabber: groucho@lugmen.org.ar
Señal distintiva: LU5MJR - 144,550 MHz FM.
Clave pública GPG: hkp://pks.lugmen.org.ar
Fingerprint GPG: B7BD 0FC7 D9A2 66F3 4EFC  45EE 7DE2 3932 597B 6354

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 3.1
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (500, 'testing')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Kernel: Linux 2.6.8-1-k7
Locale: LANG=es_AR, LC_CTYPE=es_AR (charmap=ISO-8859-1)

Received: (at 294307-done) by bugs.debian.org; 11 Feb 2005 19:18:02 +0000
>From joey@kitenet.net Fri Feb 11 11:18:02 2005
Return-path: <joey@kitenet.net>
Received: from kitenet.net [] (postfix)
	by spohr.debian.org with esmtp (Exim 3.35 1 (Debian))
	id 1CzgIk-0000yg-00; Fri, 11 Feb 2005 11:18:02 -0800
Received: from dragon.kitenet.net (unknown [])
	(using TLSv1 with cipher DHE-RSA-AES256-SHA (256/256 bits))
	(Client CN "Joey Hess", Issuer "Joey Hess" (verified OK))
	by kitenet.net (Postfix) with ESMTP id 374FE17E12
	for <294307-done@bugs.debian.org>; Fri, 11 Feb 2005 19:18:00 +0000 (GMT)
Received: by dragon.kitenet.net (Postfix, from userid 1000)
	id 86B1B6E20E; Fri, 11 Feb 2005 14:20:19 -0500 (EST)
Date: Fri, 11 Feb 2005 14:20:18 -0500
From: Joey Hess <joeyh@debian.org>
To: 294307-done@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Re: Processed: Bug#294307: debian-installer: 2.6 kernel and initrd images      suitable for hd-media installation unavailable
Message-ID: <20050211192018.GD25188@kitenet.net>
References: <1504.> <[🔎] handler.s.C.110796497228811.transcript@bugs.debian.org>
Mime-Version: 1.0
Content-Type: multipart/signed; micalg=pgp-sha1;
	protocol="application/pgp-signature"; boundary="Xm/fll+QQv+hsKip"
Content-Disposition: inline
In-Reply-To: <[🔎] handler.s.C.110796497228811.transcript@bugs.debian.org>
User-Agent: Mutt/1.5.6+20040907i
Delivered-To: 294307-done@bugs.debian.org
X-Spam-Checker-Version: SpamAssassin 2.60-bugs.debian.org_2005_01_02 
	(1.212-2003-09-23-exp) on spohr.debian.org
X-Spam-Status: No, hits=-4.5 required=4.0 tests=BAYES_00,HAS_BUG_NUMBER,
	SUBJ_HAS_SPACES autolearn=no version=2.60-bugs.debian.org_2005_01_02

Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii
Content-Disposition: inline
Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable

> You mean [1], right? Well, of course I looked there, but I was unable to
> find any kernel+initrd images. I only found ISO images from there.

Quoting the web site:

  If you'd like something newer to help us test a future release of the
  installer, or if rc2 does not support your hardware or is buggy, try one =
  these daily built images:

      * CD images
      * other boot images

Closing this bug again.

see shy jo

Content-Type: application/pgp-signature; name="signature.asc"
Content-Description: Digital signature
Content-Disposition: inline

Version: GnuPG v1.4.0 (GNU/Linux)



Reply to: