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Bug#470707: Kernel hangs during boot (IA64)

Package: installation-reports

Boot method: network
Image version: http://people.debian.org/~dannf/d-i/images/daily/netboot/netboot.tar.gz
Date: Thu Mar 13 11:17:05 EST 2008

I used the netboot install method for three different machines.

For the RX6600 (8-core Montecito) everything worked fine (apart from the
relatime bug that everyone knows about, and that you can't specify
options to mkfs.xfs to tune it for bigger partitions: I just created a
small root partition, and made the other partitions manually after
installation was finished)

For the RX2200 (two-core McKinley) the kernel hangs halfway through the boot;
it appears to have done something dastardly to the console (I'm telnetting
in through the management console ethernet adapter).  The only way to
restore console access for the next boot is to remove the power cable
from the wall; resetting the machine and the BMC is not sufficient.
The last thing on the console is:
0000:e0:01.1: ttyS3 at MMIO 0xf4050000 (irq=51) is a 16550A
Couldn't register serial port 0000:e0:01.1: -28
RAMDISK driver initialized: 16 RAM disks of 4096K size 1024 blocksize
mice: PS/2 mouse device common for all mice
TCP bic registered
NET: Reg

For an i2000 (Merced), running on the VGA console, the initial splash
screen looks awful ... it seems to have lots of weird characters that
don't display on it.  And the kernel seems to hang straight after
elilo has loaded it.

Dr Peter Chubb  http://www.gelato.unsw.edu.au  peterc AT gelato.unsw.edu.au
http://www.ertos.nicta.com.au           ERTOS within National ICT Australia

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