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Bug#572787: debian-installer: 64bit install hangs after "Booting the kernel"

reassign 572787 linux-2.6 2.6.32-9

On Saturday 06 March 2010, Marc Haber wrote:
> a hp ProLiant DL385 G6 does not boot the daily installer image in
> 64bit mode. The box is a Dual Six-Core Opteron with 80 Gig of RAM.
> Trying a 64 bit expert install, vga=normal is needed to get output at
> all. The following results have been obtained with vga=normal
> console=ttyS0 and all permutations of "edd=off" and "nosmp" on the
> command line. All results have been the same.
> Vmlinuz and initrd are loaded just fine, the line of dots after initrd
> load ends with "ready." This can be seen both on the system console
> and on the serial console.
> Afterwards, the serial console screen is blanked (and stays blank);
> the system console moves its cursor up left without clearing the
> screen. I then see "Decompressing Linux... Parsing ELF... Done" with
> the dotline written by the initrd load being back after the "Done."
> Then the next line is overwritten with "Booting the kernel.y." with
> the "y." being the remainder of the "ready."
> With this display, the system stops dead in its tracks with a blinking
> red error LED:
> Installing 32bit Debian works just fine.

That's something for the kernel team.

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