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Bug#501651: debian-installer: Unable to install lenny onto a Sun logical domain

Package: debian-installer
Version: 20080522
Severity: critical
Justification: breaks the whole system

Please note the system I'm reporting this bug on does not match the one I am having a problem with.

I am unable to install Debian GNU/Linux "Lenny" onto a Sun LDOM via the netinstall (boot.img) process.  The reason for this is that the drivers in the kernel that are used to enable network and disk support (sunvnet and sunvdc) are not built into the kernel or as modules; they are simply left out of the kernel build process for some reason.

As a result, I am unable to install onto this hardware, and the installer breaks at the network discovery step.

I'd love to see this fixed as 1) it seems to be a simple fix really (enable two kernel modules) and 2) it will get Debian used on this increasingly popular Sun hardware (Niagara T1/T2/T2+ class processors).

I have hardware available to test any fixes proposed if that is an issue.

Many Thanks,

-- System Information:
Debian Release: lenny/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (500, 'testing')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.26-1-686 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_GB.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_GB.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

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