Re: Debian Installer - boot floppies
On Sun, Feb 26, 2006 at 08:00:34AM -0800, Brad Boyer wrote:
> On Sun, Feb 26, 2006 at 02:55:10PM +0100, Sven Luther wrote:
> > On Sat, Feb 25, 2006 at 11:38:55PM +0800, Tomasz Grzegurzko wrote:
> > > I've been trying to coax the floppy images from
> > > http://people.debian.org/~luther/d-i/images/daily/powerpc/floppy/
> > > (where daily = 25/2/2006) to boot on a 7200/75 I've picked up. The
> > > system boots of the disks fine, which many of the earlier revisions of
> > > the images do not (the ones pointed to by the debian documentation only
> > > contain seemingly empty disk images, weird). Other times, I've inserted
> > > the boot disk and after loading it up the screen blanks and will not
> > > switch back on. However, my issue with the daily set from above is the
> > > floppy module. It seems that the module "floppy" will not load either
> > > from the installer or via a modprobe.
> > >
> > > # depmod -a
> > > # modprobe floppy
> > > FATAL: Error inserting floppy
> > > (/lib/modules/2.6.15-1-powerpc-miboot/kernel/drivers/block/floppy.ko):
> > > Device or resource busy
> > > # dmesg | tail
> > > register_blkdev: cannot get major 2 for fd
> > Ok, we need to investigate this, i am at fosdem, where i picked up a prep box
> > and another oldworld, and will be back home only wednesday and probably not
> > have time until next WE, but i will definitively try a run of those.
> This problem seems pretty simple. The driver floppy.ko is for normal PC
> style floppy controllers. Apple never did use such a beast in a Mac. The
> swim3 driver should handle the floppy drives for all PCI Macs that have
> internal floppy drives. You might check to see if it is already loaded,
> since the floppy.ko driver said that something else was already using
> block major 2.
so, this would be a d-i bug which tries to load the floppy.ko on oldworld
pmacs, right ?
Need to look into this nextly.