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Bug#302700: Report Sarge Installer RC3 on HPPA

Hi Frans,

ramdisk_size=16384 is what is loaded on the kernel boot paramter line as 
default. It does not work. I have increased this value to ramdisk_size=32768. 
It did also fail with the same symptoms. 

In the meantime  I have repeated the tests on a 712/100 I have at work. That 
machine behaves the sane: It only successfully boots using 40960 as the 
ramdisk_size paramter.

I have more issues: using X on these machines is not possible (the mouse does 
not work, despite using a good working configuration from a Debian 3.0 HPPA 
installation on the same machine 712/100). I will do a follow up debug report 
after doing some more trying.


Am Mittwoch, 6. April 2005 01.28 schrieb Frans Pop:
> On Saturday 02 April 2005 23:33, Thomi Schmid wrote:
> > ok, ramdisk_size=40960 did the job, debian installer did start (thanks
> > to HP "isl" to change the kernel parameters)
> >
> > I'm right now within the install process, I will submit another report
> > when it will be finished.
> It looks like the ramdisk values shown in your boot messages could be
> doubled.
> > attempt to access beyond end of device
> > ram0: rw=0, want=40650, limit=32768
> Could you please try and tell us what the minimal value is at which the
> installer will boot correctly?
> If the theory is correct 20480 should also work. Could you please also
> test a value of 16384?
> TIA,
> Frans Pop

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