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Re: 3 days until end of test period

On Thu, 2005-03-17 at 03:13, Rick_Thomas wrote:
> On Tue, 2005-03-15 at 11:36, Holger Levsen wrote:
> > Hi,
> > 
> > sorry for not speaking up earlier. I was busy with RL and hoped that someone 
> > else might test ppc.
> > 
> > On Tuesday 15 March 2005 04:00, Joey Hess wrote:
> > > Just a reminder that we have (less than) three days until the end of the
> > > test period of the pre-rc3 images. Thanks to everyone who has tested and
> > > helped fill out the release-checklist. I do see a few holes yet to be
> > > filled in, notably we lack any results for powerpc, mips, mipsel and m68k.
> > 
> > I can test powerpc (oldworld (lowmen), and pegasos2 if needed, but no 
> > newworld) tomorrow.
> > 
> I'll try to find the time to test a NewWorld PowerMac install on
> Thursday.
> Rick

I tried it on a 350MHz G4 PowerMac (NewWorld) at the office.  All went
well except for one strangeness.  Since the same thing happened on my
beige G3 last night, I'm curious if anyone else has seen it?

Last night I thought it was just a glitch -- the beige G3 hardware is
sometimes a little flaky.  But now I'm not so sure.  The G4 machine has
always been solid as a rock, hardware-wise.

The weirdness is this:

Installing with the 2.6.8 kernel (single processor version, if it
matters)  The initial reboot goes just fine, and drops me into tasksel,
where I select "print server", and "desktop environment".  All the
installation and setup stuff goes as expected, but when everything is
over and I try to log out, I never get a "login:" prompt or a Gnome
login window.  If I switch to another virtual console (alt-F2) and try
to login there it accepts my login and password, but I never get a shell

I had to go to another machine and do "ssh root@box /sbin/reboot" 
because using "slogin root@box" got me the point where I enter my root
password, then the same hang as I saw on the second virtual console.

Sound familiar?  What am I doing wrong?



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