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Re: Bug#370418: failed Installation report for etch beta2 on oldworld PowerPC Mac (beige g3)

reassign 370418 base-installer

On Tue, Jun 06, 2006 at 01:46:02AM +0200, Frans Pop wrote:
> reassign 370418 initramfs-tools
> thanks
> On Monday 05 June 2006 09:13, Rick Thomas wrote:
> > > Begin: Mounting root file system ... ...
> > > Begin: Running /scripts/local-top ...
> > > /scripts/local-top/lvm: 36 vgchange: not found
> > > Done.
> > > i8042.c: No controller found
> > > FATAL: Error inserting i8042 (/lib/modules/2.6.8-powerpc/kernel/
> > > drivers/input/serio/i8042.ko): No such device
> > > ALERT! does not exist: Dropping to a shell!
> This looks like a initramfs-tools issue to me.

Not sure, there is a serious problem here, and namely he is doing an etch beta
install, but initramfs-tools somehow thinks there is a 2.6.8 sarge kernel
after the reboot.

It may be a initramfs-tools problem, but i may also well be a bug in the
kernel-installer part of base-installer.

The i8042.ko module is definitively part of both the 2.6.8 and the 2.6.16
powerpc kernels, and as thus the error is that initramfs-tools tries to use a
non-working or non-existing kernel.

Mmm, maybe this is related to sarge 2.6.8 kernel gaining a abi part ?

Rick, can you send us a list of the dpkg -l of this system, and check exactly
what did happen during the kernel installation. If you can provide us all the
logs of the installation, or can do another one, it would be welcome.


Sven Luther

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