Re: Sparc d-i problem - unable to mount CD
On Sat, 2 Apr 2005, Wiktor Wandachowicz wrote:
Hello, good d-i folks!
I'm trying to help with testing the d-i sparc64 CD's on the Sun Blade 150,
which is at my disposal. First I need to state that on the machine there's
a working Debian sarge installed already.
I tried today the latest debian installer 'businesscard' image.
There is a problem with it, the same as with the 'rc3' I tried lately.
The problem is as follows: installer CD boots fine and the USB keyboard
works very well (thanks again, Joey and Vince!), but soon d-i is unable
to mount the IDE CD. So I cannot follow the installation procedure,
because installer components are located on the very same CD :-(
It's like the catch #22...
What is your advice, then?
Well, whenever you have a sparc-related problem, checking debian-sparc
could also help :-). This problem was mentioned there at least 4 times
during the last two weeks. It has been also filed as bugs #281243,
#298927, #301480 against kernel-image-2.4.27-2-sparc64. I have come up
with the kernel config which seems to do the right thing, however it is
ABI-breaking and thus unlikely to make it into the final d-i for Sarge.
Since demand for these fixes is so big, I'll try to build an unofficial
netinst image, containing them - stay tuned to debian-sparc.
Jurij Smakov email@example.com
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