Bug#247762: marked as done ([hppa] [beta4] [netinst] success but boot and reboot problems)
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has caused the Debian Bug report #247762,
regarding [hppa] [beta4] [netinst] success but boot and reboot problems
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Debian-installer-version: Sarge beta 4
Date: Thu May 6 11:37:47 PDT 2004
Method: 110MB ISO
Machine: HP Visualize B2000 workstation (hppa)
Root Device: /dev/sda
Base System Installation Checklist:
Initial boot worked: [E]
Configure network HW: [O]
Config network: [O]
Detect CD: [O]
Load installer modules: [O]
Detect hard drives: [O]
Partition hard drives: [O]
Create file systems: [O]
Mount partitions: [O]
Install base system: [O]
Install boot loader: [O]
[O] = OK, [E] = Error (please elaborate below), [ ] = didn't try it
It was a bit tricky to get the console setting right, so I marked the
initial boot as error. palo guesses my sti console path and
provides that along with a font string on the boot command line. The font
specification that it used (sti_font=VGA8x16) causes the machine to hang
after the "both 64 and 32 bit kernels available, choosing 32" message.
Editing the boot string to remove the sti_font part allowed a good boot.
Here's the lspci output for my graphics card in case it matters:
0000:01:00.0 3D controller: Hewlett-Packard Company Visualize FXe (rev 03)
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company: Unknown device 108c
Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 255, IRQ 128
Memory at fb000000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=16M]
Memory at fa000000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16M]
Expansion ROM at f4800000 [disabled] [size=128K]
Upon reboot the bootloader was also incorrect about my kernel location. I
setup a separate /boot partition like so:
/dev/sda1 38M <palo>
/dev/sda2 38M /boot
/dev/sda3 4G /
/dev/sda4 512M <swap>
palo tried to load '2/boot/vmlinux' when it should have been '1/vmlinux'.
AIUI the kernel must be on a partition which is completely within the
first 2G so this should be a common scenario.
The curses screens for partitioning, language selection, etc. were
slightly broken. Text and borders were misaligned and somewhat hard to
read. Hard to explain this one without a screenshot, which I can't take
during the install process.
Finally, install via serial console doesn't seem possible -- not sure if
this is documented anywhere.
Paul Telford | 1024D/431B38BA | email@example.com | firstname.lastname@example.org
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--- Begin Message ---
We are closing this installation report for one of the following
- it was reported with a pre-lenny version of Debian
- indications in the installation report give the feeling that
the reported problem waslying in another software, unrelated to
D-I, which we can't easily identify.
- indications in the installation report suggest that it may have been
fixed in a more recent version of a D-I component
- it was successful and we forgot closing it..:-)
- it has no information we consider useful
The D-I team is currently in the process of cleaning out the old spool
of installation reports that haven't bene processed yet.
In case you think that the problem you reported has chances to be
still present, please reiterate your installation test with
a more recent image of D-I, if you're in position of doing this.
You'll find daily builds at
http://www.debian.org/devel/debian-installer. We recommend you choose
the netboot image, in the "daily builds section", then choose to
install "squeeze" when prompted.
If some problems are found, please report them with a new bug sent
Many thanks for your understanding and your help improving Debian,
past and present.
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