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Bug#404485: installation-reports: Installation fails on Digital UDB Multia (alpha)

reopen 404485
reassign 404485 linux-kernel-di-alpha-2.6
retitle 404485 please support tga framebuffer in the installer for alpha

Hi Martin,

On Fri, Dec 29, 2006 at 01:44:43AM +0100, Martin Lambers wrote:
> > I think the kernel switches console.
> > Bootloader messages are going to some video mode,
> > kernel messages to another ...

> > Chech the manual page of the installer for boot optitions about
> > consoles, screens, video modes and such a like.

> You're right: the kernel runs, but its messages do not appear, probably
> because there's no framebuffer driver for the TGA card of the Multia.

If I were to prepare an installer image that included the tgafb module,
would you be able to test it to see whether that's sufficient to get the
installer working for you on the monitor instead of the serial console?
Would an ISO image or a netboot image be preferable for you?

I'm happy to see if we can get the installer working on tgafb, but I don't
have any machines with TGA to test on.

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
vorlon@debian.org                                   http://www.debian.org/

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