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Bug#366177: [amd64] Tyan S2877 installation-report

CC-ing to debian-amd64@ldo to get more eye balls on this amd64 issue

On Mon, May 08, 2006 at 09:25:46AM -0500, Karl Schmidt wrote:
> Geert Stappers wrote:
> >On Sun, May 07, 2006 at 01:08:59PM -0500, Karl Schmidt wrote:

> I got past this - creating the /target/proc and rerunning the 'install base 
> system' caused a second error
> Could be this is from running 'install base system' twice?
>  - but if I selected stable and dropped down to shell and
> chroot /target
> mkdir /proc
> =>> while 'install base system' was running <<== and did this as soon as 
> the commands were available and before the error occurred.
> I got past the 'install base system' and to the install kernel part.
> This /proc problem exists on both a S2877 and S2865 motherboard - I also 
> saw it mentioned on debian-amd64@lists.debian.org

Was there ever an install report filed about it?
We all known that we all can benefit from it,
the thing to learn is to appriceate the one who actual does ...

> But still no joy - it couldn't properly install a smd kernel on raid - so 
> it is unbootable. (these should be Sarge kernels, but I don't see Sarge in 
> the names on the list of offered kernels??)

I'm not sure about it, but it could be that for "Sarge" not the kernels
are available that you expect.

And you are working/testing/exprimenting with daily build of d-i,
these are "Etch" based. Installing "Sarge" with "Etch" is working the
wrong way. It breaks.

> Today, I'm going to start over again and skip the RAID for now (I will use 
> the page I wrote here to move back to raid later - see :
> http://xtronics.com/reference/SATA-RAID-debian-for-2.6.html )

It has 'The last Debian (beta 4) testing installer'
Please replace "beta 4" with something that matches reallity.
That may sound harsh, but I have no subtile words to say it less harsh.

> I am now working with an installation image with root directory dates of 
> May 6th. (I now loop mount these isos to find the dates and add a date 
> string to the end of the iso file name - how do you guys make use of 
> reports without knowing the build version of the package??)

We ask the reporter the full URL of the download.
And an installed system has a file in /etc,  /etc/lsb IIRC
I assume the same file is also in the initrd.

> I also found that there may be an issue about initrd and a change in the 
> name of kernel-image to linux-image - is there a particular kernel I should 
> try to install for sarge?

I have looked at http://wiki.debian.org/DebianInstaller to find
information about the status of the special version of the "Etch"
debian-installer for "Sarge". I couldn't find it, so I can't recomment
which kernel will work. Where this BR is about new hardware,
I recomment to use new software, e.g. "Etch".


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