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Re: Pre-RC3 installation reports on sparc

Jurij Smakov wrote:
> CD netinst install  - ok
> 2.4 netboot install - ok
> 2.6 netboot install - fails on initial boot with the error:
> VFS: Mounted root (ext2 filesystem).
> Freeing unused kernel memory: 124k freed
> EXT2-fs error (device ram0): ext2_check_page: bad entry in directory #2:
> unaligned directory entry - offset=0, inode=1887317007, rec_len=53961,
> name_len=101
> Warning: unable to open an initial console.
> Kernel panic: No init found.  Try passing init= option to kernel.
> I am pretty sure that this is due to genext2fs generating broken d-i 
> initrd image. I'll investigate further.

Suck. This worked in rc2 didn't it?

> sparc64 - Ultra 1, 143 MHz Ultrasparc CPU, 192 MB RAM
> -----------------------------------------------------
> CD netinst install  - ok
> 2.4 netboot install - ok
> 2.6 netboot install - ok, with some error messages during the initial 
> boot:
> RAMDISK: Compressed image found at block 0
> RAMDISK: incomplete write (-28 != 32768) 8388608
> VFS: Mounted root (ext2 filesystem).
> Setting up filesystem, please wait ...
> Starting system log daemon: syslogd, klogd.
> cat: /sys/bus/pci/devices/*/class: No such file or directory
> FATAL: Module usbkbd not found.
> FATAL: Module hid not found.
> FATAL: Module usbhid not found.
> FATAL: Module usbserial not found.

AFAIK this does not indicate a problem, since everything except for
[ueo]hci-hcd modules are built into the sparc64 2.6 kernel. We do have a
usb-modules that should be on the initrd for those modules.

> On all serial console installs following seemingly harmless error/warning 
> messages were noted:
> * On initial boot: unimplemented Sparc system call 188
> * Before the first d-i screen comes up:
>   (process:144): ERROR **: Couldnt get a file descriptor referring to the 
>   console
> * After second stage has booted:
>   error: Unable to switch charset mapping to ISO-8859-1 with terminal 
>   'serial'
>   warning: Disabling unsupported locale 'en_US'.
> * When booting from the netinst CD and not choosing any extra apt sources:
>   mdetect, read-edid packages are not found.
> * After the second stage has finished, before the login prompt appears:
>   zs_close: bad serial port count; tty->count is 1, info->count is 3 (or 4)
>   This is not displayed for the 2.6 netboot.

Yep, I've seen all of these too, some are not even sparc specific.

see shy jo

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