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Bug#511334: debian-installer: S390 boot fails on Flex-ES machine

reassign 511334 linux-2.6 2.6.26-12

On Friday 09 January 2009, Adam Thornton wrote:
> S390 boot fails (sometimes just after detecting memory, sometimes after
> detecting devices) on z/VM 5.2 and a Flex-ES machine.
> Since there are reports of d-i working on z9 boxes, I suspect the issue
> is that the kernel is built to exploit later System z functionality. 
> At least for d-i the basic 31-bit-no-frills architecture should be
> selected as the s390 kernel (and basic 64-bit for s390x, e.g. z900),
> with options for kernels that exploit later additions to the
> architecture for installation (ideally based on detected machine type).

This sounds like a kernel issue rather than an installer issue.
Therefore reassigning to the kernel team.


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