On Thursday 06 November 2008, Mike Grice wrote: > Ok, I got a little further. I started running the wrapper scripts the > same way init calls them (via reopen-console). The first part of the > installer, /sbin/debian-installer-startup, works fine. When I run the > second part, /sbin/debian-installer itself, things break. > > I'm not sure where, but its hard to recreate the exact environment (as > its called via reopen-console). I'll have to do some digging, maybe I > can write a bunch of similar scripts just using the contents of > reopen-console with the sourcing part included. OK, that makes sense. reopen-console is a recent addition in D-I, but is required to support both real terminals and e.g. serial console. It is very much possible that it lacks support for certain architectures, especially for special use-cases like virtual machines. I suggest that you open a BR at severity important against rootskel (the D-I component that includes reopen-console) with your current analysis and follow-up to that with anything further you discover. reopen-console itself is just a shell script, so it can be debugged by adding a 'set -x' during the early BOOT_DEBUG shells.
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