Bug#543443: installation-reports: eventual success on QNAP TS-219
* Simon McVittie <email@example.com> [2009-08-25 01:50]:
> Booting with the serial console appeared to stop at the stage of starting
> init; I never got a shell on the serial port, and d-i never got as far as
> doing DHCP, for some reason (the server's logs indicate that it never received
> a request). In the absence of a shell, I couldn't debug this.
I cannot reproduce this. I just took a daily image and it boots fine.
I first see the kernel messages, then "Starting system log daemon:
syslogd, klogd." and then a black screen with a green cursos and a
little bit later I get a window with DHCP.
Can you please boot the installer again and see what happens?
> At the "partition disks" stage, no disks were found or offered for
> partitioning; dmesg reported that both SATA links were down.
> I suspected that the serial console providing partial power to the board might
> be causing problems, so I disconnected it before the first boot of the
> installed system. As I'd hoped, both disks were brought up correctly
> in the installed system
So you're saying the disk didn't come up in d-i because of the serial
connector? So can I ignore this issue?
The way I read your report, there are three issues:
- d-i doesn't start properly: I cannot reproduce this. I'd like to
hear more info.
- initrd size in my docs are wrong: fixed.
- disk doesn't come up: caused by your serial connector.