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Bug#276944: marked as done (installation-reports: d-i segfaults at startup)

Your message dated Sat, 30 Sep 2006 10:41:50 +0200
with message-id <20060930084150.GA3325@stappers.nl>
and subject line Closing a 2004 d-i segfault
has caused the attached Bug report to be marked as done.

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Package: installation-reports
Severity: important

Debian-installer-version: 2004-09-20.
URL of installer image:
uname -a: Linux 2.4.26-sparc64 #1 Fri Jun 18 02:04:50 PDT 2004 sparc64 unknown
(done on another image. Using the image mentioned I don't get a shell).
Date: Sun, 17 Oct 2004 18:58:27 +0200
Method: netboot using bootp. boot server IA32 box running sid.

Machine: Sun Ultra 10
Processor: TI Ultrasparc IIi (Sabre)
Memory: 128MB
Root Device: IDE
Root Size/partition table: NA

lspci -n:

Base System Installation Checklist:

Initial boot worked:    [E]
Configure network HW:   [ ]
Config network:         [ ]
Detect CD:              [ ]
Load installer modules: [ ]
Detect hard drives:     [ ]
Partition hard drives:  [ ]
Create file systems:    [ ]
Mount partitions:       [ ]
Install base system:    [ ]
Install boot loader:    [ ]
Reboot:                 [ ]


The kernel boots and intializes the creator 3d fb console correctly.
After the 'VFS: Mounted root ...' and the init version message I get an 
endless series of 'Segmentation fault' messages. I guess the 
/sbin/debian-installer program crashes and is respawned ad infinitum by init.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 3.1
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Kernel: Linux 2.6.8-rc2
Locale: LANG=en_IE@euro, LC_CTYPE=en_IE@euro (ignored: LC_ALL set to en_IE@euro)

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Hello Peter,

In bugreport #276944 is
| From: Justin Pryzby <justinpryzby@users.sourceforge.net>
| To: 276944-submitter@bugs.debian.org
| Subject: Debian installer segfault
| Date: Thu, 30 Jun 2005 10:19:10 -0400
| Hi,
| Long ago, you reported that the Debian installer segfaulted early in
| the install process[0].  Have you had any chance to retry this with a
| more recent installer?  Do you know if the bug still applies?
| Thanks,
| Justin
| References
| [0] http://bugs.debian.org/276944

The bug submit was done september 2004.

Meanwhile we had (many :-) succesfull installs on Sun Ultra 10.

So I'm closing this BR now.

Geert Stappers

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