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Bug#409297: marked as done ([sparc] Sun Fire 280R with disks on qla2xxx not bootable by default any more due to lack of firmware-qlogic)

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has caused the Debian Bug report #409297,
regarding [sparc] Sun Fire 280R with disks on qla2xxx not bootable by default any more due to lack of firmware-qlogic
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Package: initramfs-tools
Version: 0.85e


The other day I tried to boot a Sun Fire 280R that works nicely with kernel
2.4.30; however, it didn't work, because the qla2xxx driver can't find
the firmware image, and it fails to load properly, meaning I can't access
the hard disks in the machine, and... flop. :)

I worked around this by including the proprietary file downloaded from the
URL provided in kernel config help, ql2200_fw.bin, using a hook file.

It was necessary to load qla2xxx *after* init-premount, because it needs
udev to load in order to access firmware helper.

But, for udev to actually use the firmware helper, it sounds like this is
also needed:
copy_exec /lib/udev/firmware.agent /lib/udev/

After that, the hook file that installs into /lib/firmware also needed:
mkdir -p ${DESTDIR}/lib/firmware

Those two problems are more general; another cp/copy_exec for the actual
file is probably a matter for another package, with license issues sorting
and all that.

Cf. http://lists.debian.org/debian-sparc/2007/01/msg00074.html and

     2. That which causes joy or happiness.

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Thanks for your report.
Closing as it's an installation report from Etch which isn't supported
Feel free to test and report any issues against the current debian
installer release (Squeeze RC1) which supports more hardware and also
it's improved.


Melhores cumprimentos/Best regards,

Miguel Figueiredo

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