Package: debian-installer Severity: serious Since about a week (switch to 2.6.18?) the installgui option on netinst CDs fails to boot correctly. It fails to enable the framebuffer and you end up in a messed up newt interface. It also fails to correctly respond to a BOOT_DEBUG=3 boot parameter and ends with a kernel panic when booting with init=/bin/sh. Both the newt initrd and the gtk-miniiso do not have this problem, although I remember Attilio reporting similar issues a bit over a week ago with custom gtk-miniiso builds. With some help from Colin, I managed to find as most probably cause that /dev/console and /dev/null have incorrect file attributes in the gtk initrd: $ ls -l dev total 0 -rw-r--r-- 1 fjp fjp 0 2006-12-04 18:16 console -rw-r--r-- 1 fjp fjp 0 2006-12-04 18:16 null This should of course be something like: $ ls /dev/null /dev/console -l crw------- 1 root root 5, 1 2006-12-04 00:39 /dev/console crw-rw-rw- 1 root root 1, 3 2006-12-04 00:39 /dev/null I have not looked yet at why these files are included incorrectly in the images. I'm hoping a check of the tree in Joey's build machine can shed some light on this.
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