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Re: Bug#549681: needs MODULES=dep on some PowerPC systems


On Wed, Mar 24, 2010 at 02:30:37AM +0100, maximilian attems wrote:

> > It would be good if mkinitramfs would fail on systems that have the
> > string "platform        : CHRP" in /proc/cpuinfo if compressed kernel
> > and initramfs together are larger than 12 MB, to stop unpleasant
> > surprises when booting.

> partman has some checks for partitions,

Not sure where partman comes into the picture here.

> aboves specialised wish sound nice for debian installer
> although there are not many powerpc guys.

> reassigning to rootskel who does install initramfs-tools.

I think there are two changes needed: building the kernel image needs to
fail (and the old kernel left in place) if the new image would be
unbootable, and d-i needs to remain working afterwards.

It's not d-i's problem alone -- when I stumbled over this, it happened
on a system that had been running for several years (that is, upgrading
my system made it unbootable).


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