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Bug#580714: debian-installer: build installer image for Buffalo Linkstation Pro/Live

On Wed, May 19, 2010 at 1:01 PM, Martin Michlmayr <tbm@cyrius.com> wrote:
> To me, this patch looks fine with one exception.  I wonder if this is
> the right thing to do:
> | $SETENV bootargs_root "root=/dev/sda2 rw initrd=0x00800040"
> I know we have to modify the initrd= parameter because the default one
> will not work.  However, afaict, Tim originally suggested to remove
> the whole initrd= parameter; see
> http://lists.debian.org/debian-arm/2008/08/msg00036.html

I thought I'd read that entire thread, but as you can see the form I
used in the patch is from an older message that Tim quotes.  My
Linkstations work fine (on stock firmware as well) with the initrd=
parameter removed entirely, so let's go with that.

Reading that message again reminded me that I did not implement a test
for the bootloader version.  A note in the documentation recommending
the latest firmware revision might suffice, but I'll also have a look
at how the u-boot version might be detected from userspace.

> Also, from Tim's message above, it seems that you've removed panic=5
> from the command line.  Any reason why?

A typo on my part; thanks for catching it.

So indeed that line should read:
$SETENV bootargs_root "root=/dev/sda2 rw panic=5"
precisely as in Tim's email.


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