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Bug#401271: [powerpc,prep] Motorola Powerstack II installation report.

On Sat, Dec 02, 2006 at 11:42:08AM +0100, Frans Pop wrote:
> reassign 401271 partman-auto
> retitle 401271 Separate boot partition not needed for prep systems
> tags 401271 + pending
> thanks
> On Saturday 02 December 2006 10:47, Sven Luther wrote:
> > Comments/Problems:
> >   1) PReP machines need 2.6.18 based -prep kernels, as thus, a unstable
> >   install will do it, and a testing/etch install needs some work.
> Should be solved as soon as 2.6.18 migrates to testing.

Yep, hopefully soon, but then Ulrich wanted to make a test install tomorrow,
and it is for his benefit that i tried it out. He is rejecting my mails due to
my broken ISP setup, so if someone can forward him this installation report, i
think he would appreciate.

> >   3) /boot separate partition in RAID/LVM/Crypto cases is wasted, since
> > the kernel will anyway reside on the PReP partition.
> Reassigning to partman-auto; have deleted definitions for /boot partitions 
> in powerpc-prep recipes.


> >   4) PReP boxes don't know how to set command line options, so there is
> > need to set it inside the ramdisk (not supported by initramfs-tools,
> > but supported by yaird), so they need to be given by hand at the kernel
> > bootwrapper kenrel args prompt. (This is a initramfs-tools bug, maybe
> > RC ?).
> I've seen a sparate bug filed for this.


> > Now, about the workaround, currently you need to :
> >
> >   1) as soon as the base system is installed, when you are in the
> > tasksel dialog, go to console 2, chroot /target, install lftp or some
> > other tool and get the unstable mkvmlinuz and linux-image-2.6.18-3-prep
> > kernels.
> Why install lftp? Just use wget...

Well, lftp let you navigate the hierarchy and doesn't mean you have to type
the exact url to download. But then wget falls under : "or some other tool".


Sven Luther

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