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Bug#299074: debian-installer: [sparc] Doesn't detect esp scsi on

Package: debian-installer

Initial boot worked:    [O]
Configure network HW:   [E]
Config network:         [O]
Detect CD:              [O]
Load installer modules: [O]
Detect hard drives:     [E]
Partition hard drives:  [O]
Create file systems:    [O]
Mount partitions:       [O]
Install base system:    [O]
Install boot loader:    [O]
Reboot:                 [O]

The network card driver had to be manually selected. This is on an E4500,
but also happens on any sbus machine (ultra30, etc). I had to manually
select the ethernet driver.

Also, I had to drop to shell in order to load the esp scsi driver (also
sbus), else it would not detect any harddrives. This is also a problem for
CD installs where the cd drive is on the esp scsi chain. Most sbus drivers
should be automatically loaded on sparc and sparc64 machines in order to
get things through properly. There aren't many, this is a good list:


Debian     - http://www.debian.org/
Linux 1394 - http://www.linux1394.org/
Subversion - http://subversion.tigris.org/
WatchGuard - http://www.watchguard.com/

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