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Bug#365730: installation report (try 2)

On Tue, 2 May 2006, Frans Pop wrote:

  > reassign 365730 linux-2.6
  > retitle 365730 [powerpc] [d-i] Oops when booting from usb flash drive
  > thanks
  > On Tuesday 02 May 2006 14:07, Toni L. Harbaugh-Blackford [Contr] wrote:
  > > Comments/Problems:
  > > Installer crashes with an oops, 'Unable to handle kernel paging
  > > request'. Crash at same place in boot with two different usb sticks,
  > > but different tasks and locations listed in the stack trace, which is
  > > strange.
  > Reassigning to the kernel team as they know more about oopses than us
  > simple installer folk.
  > The installation report contains loads of detailed info.
  > This may be user error though as I would expect booting from usb stick to
  > require a hd-media image (like for i386), though I'm not sure of that.

I would do this but the hd-media for ppc is only the 32bit one.  Does it

I have booted other cd images from the usb stick on ppc.  It seems to work
as long as the 'cd' driver gets mapped ok.

  > Toni: You may also want to try with a new daily build of the installer
  > which uses a 2.6.16 kernel. Note that the powerpc cd builds have been
  > broken for a while, but we expect to get (finally) new ones in tonight's
  > run, so check the date before you download.

Will they have the zilog serial issue fixed?


Toni Harbaugh-Blackford                   harbaugh@abcc.ncifcrf.gov
System Administrator
Advanced Biomedical Computing Center (ABCC)
National Cancer Institute
Contractor - SAIC/Frederick

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