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Re: report install on a p510

On Tue, Sep 05, 2006 at 03:29:44PM +0200, Xavier Grave wrote:
> Le mardi 05 septembre 2006 à 14:16 +0200, Sven Luther a écrit :
> > On Tue, Sep 05, 2006 at 01:12:18PM +0200, Xavier Grave wrote:
> > > Hi,
> > > 
> > > I hope these informations will be of some use...
> > > I've downloaded the CD netinstall for powerpc. Everything worked well
> > > except for the reboot.
> > 
> > Mmm. Ideally, saving the installation logs would have been good, if you can
> > redo the install, this would be perfect.
> Sorry we are in a hurry to have the machine running... So perhaps we have the logs somewhere, can you give me the place where I should find them please ?

in /var/log, but i suppose they get erased after the install, not sure, look
at your /root dir maybe.

> > > The kernel installed seems to be a 32 bits one.
> > 
> > Can you give us the output of :
> > 
> >   dpkg -l | grep linux-image
> Too late, I have already clean the /boot to only left remaining the linux-2.6-powerpc64 one.

Ok. but did you just rm the files, or also the packages.

> > As well as the content of /boot ? 
> As I remember I have seen installation of two kernel : linux-image-2.6 and linux-image-2.6.16-2-powerpc-smp (from memory...)

I would believe there is a bug in the SMP detection, as the powerpc64 kernel
flavour is -smp, and this has been the case since 2.6.15.

I have the feeling that it searches for a powerpc64-smp, and not finding it,
it falls back to the powerpc-smp, but i don't know why, i thought i fixed the
this long ago, and naturally now i cannot do it easily anymore.

> > > Reboot with the install CD + chroot to /target + apt-get install
> > > linux-image-2.6-powerpc64 + ybin solved the problem.
> > 
> > This should not be the case, i suggest you file a formal installation report
> > against the base-installer package.
> Can you remember me where I should fill it ?

# apt-get install reportbug

$ reportbug base-installer

follow instructions.

Another thing to do is to file an installation report, and use : 


> Sorry to only give a such bad report...

No problem, it is just that some important d-i folk have decided to exlude me,
and thus have me killfilled, and since they don't read debian-powerpc, any
mail i forward as i used to do just gets lost.


Sven Luther

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