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Bug#306118: [sparc][rc3-unofficial][netinst] installation report



Package: installation-reports

INSTALL REPORT

Debian-installer-version:
  netinst from http://www.acm.cs.rpi.edu/~dilinger/iso.img
  MD5 sum: 03f1445c82c80e51254b55616eb99479
  'file' output:
   Sun disk label 'CD-ROM Disc with Sun sparc boot created by mkisofs' 768
alts/cyl, 768 data cyls, -2135424256 blocks, boot block present

  This is a report regarding an experimental d-i netinst iso image
  created by Andreas Salomon. Refer to
  http://lists.debian.org/debian-sparc/2005/04/msg00191.html

uname -a: 2.4.27
Date: 2005 04 24
Method: boot off cdrom;  see comments section


Machine: Sun SunBlade 100
Processor: Ultrasparc-IIe  (ie sun4u, or "sparc64" arch)
Memory: 384Mb
Root Device: ide
Root Size/partition table:

Output of lspci and lspci -n:

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

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

Comments/Problems:

The command sequence was:

 solaris# halt
 ok setenv auto-boot? false
 ok reset-all
 [reboots]
 ok boot cdrom
 SILO 1.4.9
 boot: <ret>
 starts booting, panics when trying to mount root fs & locks up solid.

 [power down]
 count to ten..

 [power up]
 ok boot cdrom
 SILO 1.4.9
 boot: <ret>
  [installer comes up with "choose language" screen]
  Choose Language: English
  Country: Australia
  Choose keyboard layout: <Go Back>
    (it offered a bunch of sun type5 mappings)
  Main menu: Choose keyboard layout
   Choose keyboard type: USB
   Choose keyboard layout: American English
   [red screen - select keyboard layout failed]
     (choose_keymap selects mac-usb-us, even though the keyboard was
      detected as a NON-apple keyboard. Tsk.
      It looks like the process (#459) calling kbd-chooser (process #461)
      segfaults. The logs say kbd-chooser failed with error code 139.
     )

  Main menu: Choose keyboard layout
   Choose keyboard type: None
  Main Menu: detect and mount cdrom
   [ displays a ton of modules, all turned on ]
   <Continue>
  [ installer detects cdrom and loads the installer components ]
  Main Menu: configure network
   [ installer tries to configure with dhcp, this fails ]
   <configure network manually>
  Partition Hard disk: <exit>



PS:
Using netcat to transfer installation logs from 'a' to 'b'
The port number is arbitrary, but do check it isn't used first.

 b% script var-log-messages
 Script started on Sun Apr 24 16:52:30 2005
 b% nc -l -p 10002 a

 On a, where the installer is running, get into the console (<c><a><f2>)
 # nc -p 10002 b < /var/log/messages

 On b,
 b% exit
 Script done on Sun Apr 24 16:54:30 2005

 (for dmesg output: # dmesg 2>&1 | nc -p 10002 b )



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