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Bug#405572: marked as done (PowerPC, prep flavor: missing root= boot option after install)

Your message dated Sat, 06 Jan 2007 19:32:01 +0000
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and subject line Bug#405572: fixed in base-installer 1.71
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Package: base-installer
Version: 1.70

After a successful installation of the d-i daily netinstall build from:


on a Motorola PowerStack II, rebooting the fresh installation failed,
because the kernel option root=/dev/sda2 (in my case) was missing. As
soon as I've added this to the options listed on the mkvmlinuz boot prompt,
disk booting succeeded. IMHO, this is not a grave bug, but it prevents
automatic booting.

Short comment from Sven Luther attached:

ROOT=/dev/sda2 should be added to the
file, probably in base-config, and then this one will be no more an

Please fill a bug report against base-installer about this, maybe i will
provide a patch, we will see.

The content of /etc/initramfs-tools/initramfs.config after installation:

# initramfs.conf
# Configuration file for mkinitramfs(8). See initramfs.conf(5).

# MODULES: [ most | netboot | dep | list ]
# most - Add all framebuffer, acpi, filesystem, and harddrive drivers.
# dep - Try and guess which modules to load.
# netboot - Add the base modules, network modules, but skip block devices.
# list - Only include modules from the 'additional modules' list


# BUSYBOX: [ y | n ]
# Use busybox if available.


# NFS Section of the config.

# BOOT: [ local | nfs ]
# local - Boot off of local media (harddrive, USB stick).
# nfs - Boot using an NFS drive as the root of the drive.


# DEVICE: ...
# Specify the network interface, like eth0


# NFSROOT: [ auto | HOST:MOUNT ]


Dipl. Inf. Ulrich Teichert|e-mail: Ulrich.Teichert@gmx.de
Stormweg 24               |listening to: Cauchemar (Opération S)
24539 Neumuenster, Germany|Good Looks, Big Deal (Sweatmaster)

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Source: base-installer
Source-Version: 1.71

We believe that the bug you reported is fixed in the latest version of
base-installer, which is due to be installed in the Debian FTP archive:

  to pool/main/b/base-installer/base-installer_1.71.dsc
  to pool/main/b/base-installer/base-installer_1.71.tar.gz
  to pool/main/b/base-installer/base-installer_1.71_amd64.udeb

A summary of the changes between this version and the previous one is

Thank you for reporting the bug, which will now be closed.  If you
have further comments please address them to 405572@bugs.debian.org,
and the maintainer will reopen the bug report if appropriate.

Debian distribution maintenance software
Frans Pop <fjp@debian.org> (supplier of updated base-installer package)

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Format: 1.7
Date: Sat,  6 Jan 2007 20:15:26 +0100
Source: base-installer
Binary: base-installer
Architecture: source amd64
Version: 1.71
Distribution: unstable
Urgency: low
Maintainer: Debian Install System Team <debian-boot@lists.debian.org>
Changed-By: Frans Pop <fjp@debian.org>
 base-installer - Install the base system (udeb)
Closes: 405572
 base-installer (1.71) unstable; urgency=low
   [ Colin Watson ]
   * Strip comments from debian/templates-arch in output templates file.
   [ Frans Pop ]
   * Also write the default header comments for kernel-img.conf.
   * For powerpc/prep systems, write the root partition to an initramfs-tools
     config file. Thanks to Ulrich Teichert for testing. Closes: #405572.
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