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Bug#301299: sparc ultra 10 rc3 install -- some problems

Package: installation-reports


Debian-installer-version: rc3
uname -a: Linux ksom-list 2.4.27-2-sparc64 #1 Mon Feb 14 19:11:37 PST 2005 sparc64 GNU/Linux
Date: 2005-03-24
Method: iso 1
Machine: sun ultra 10
Processor: ultrasparc IIi 333 Mhz
Memory: 512 / 256 MB
Root Device: IDE 9gb  (other: 9gb scsi, 9gb scsi)
Root Size/partition table:
/dev/hda1             0      1938    976752    1  Boot
/dev/hda2          1938      3876    976752   82  Linux swap
/dev/hda3             0     17662   8901648    5  Whole disk
/dev/hda4          3876      7751   1953000   83  Linux native
/dev/hda5          7751     10657   1464624   83  Linux native
/dev/hda6         10657     12595    976752   83  Linux native

ksom-list:/home/blarson# lspci 
0000:00:00.0 Host bridge: Sun Microsystems Computer Corp. Ultra IIi
0000:00:01.0 PCI bridge: Sun Microsystems Computer Corp. Simba Advanced PCI Bridge (rev 13)
0000:00:01.1 PCI bridge: Sun Microsystems Computer Corp. Simba Advanced PCI Bridge (rev 13)
0000:01:01.0 Bridge: Sun Microsystems Computer Corp. EBUS (rev 01)
0000:01:01.1 Ethernet controller: Sun Microsystems Computer Corp. Happy Meal (rev 01)
0000:01:02.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc 3D Rage Pro 215GP (rev 5c)
0000:01:03.0 IDE interface: Silicon Image, Inc. (formerly CMD Technology Inc) PCI0646 (rev 03)
0000:02:01.0 SCSI storage controller: LSI Logic / Symbios Logic 53c875 (rev 14)
0000:02:01.1 SCSI storage controller: LSI Logic / Symbios Logic 53c875 (rev 14)
0000:02:02.0 SCSI storage controller: LSI Logic / Symbios Logic 53c875 (rev 04)
0000:02:03.0 SCSI storage controller: Adaptec AHA-2940U/UW/D / AIC-7881U
ksom-list:/home/blarson# lspci -n
0000:00:00.0 0600: 108e:a000
0000:00:01.0 0604: 108e:5000 (rev 13)
0000:00:01.1 0604: 108e:5000 (rev 13)
0000:01:01.0 0680: 108e:1000 (rev 01)
0000:01:01.1 0200: 108e:1001 (rev 01)
0000:01:02.0 0300: 1002:4750 (rev 5c)
0000:01:03.0 0101: 1095:0646 (rev 03)
0000:02:01.0 0100: 1000:000f (rev 14)
0000:02:01.1 0100: 1000:000f (rev 14)
0000:02:02.0 0100: 1000:000f (rev 04)
0000:02:03.0 0100: 9004:8178

Base System Installation Checklist:
[O] = OK, [E] = Error (please elaborate below), [ ] = didn't try it

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


The system would not boot with 512 MB ram:

RAMDISK: Couldn't find valid RAM disk image starting at 0.
cramfs: wrong magic
Kernel panic: VFS: unable to mount root fs on 00:00

Removing half the memory, the install continued.

After install, the memory was added back and the system works fine.

Partman turned the 9gb scsi disks into 915 MB ones when creating
partitions.  fdisk needed to relable the disks after install to get
the space back.  (fdisk error message will be reported there)

Rebooting complained about missing /dev/sdb1, I needed to manualy
modprobe ncr53c8xx to get it mounted.  (Then used fdisk to fix the
label.)  I added ncr53c8xx and aic7xxx to /etc/modules to fix this

X still has bugs that I thought had been fixed long ago: xterm needs
utf8 locale configured, and the stray semicolons need deleted from the
include lines in the sun keymap.

Blars Blarson			blarson@blars.org
With Microsoft, failure is not an option.  It is a standard feature.

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