Thanks for the quick reply.
entering 'install video=atyfb:off' (without quotes)
did make the trick.
After choosing language, keyboard,
It can't find the cdrom.
lsmod indicates the cdrom driver is loaded.
bug=609733 indicates that the issue with the cdrom is solved, but on my system it doesn't work.
I tried all the mentioned images, in bug 609466
> Date: Sat, 22 Jan 2011 18:02:06 +0000
> From: firstname.lastname@example.org
> To: email@example.com
> CC: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com
> Subject: Re: console [tty0] enabled, bootconsole disabled
> On Fri, Jan 21, 2011 at 07:01:47PM +0100, Tomten Larsson wrote:
> > Hello,
> > I have tested this image.
> > This build finished at Fri Jan 21 09:12:54 UTC 2011.
> > http://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/daily-builds/daily/arch-latest/sparc/iso-cd/debian-testing-sparc-netinst.iso
> > It still has the same problem.
> > console [tty0] enabled, bootconsole disabled
> > after this nothing more happens
> Well, this is hardly surprising. As I wrote in my previous message, we
> need to build a patched kernel to see whether it fixes the problem.
> However, I did not recognize that you cannot even boot the installer,
> so you are unable to build/test such kernel.
> One thing you can try is disable aty framebuffer to see whether it
> will allow you to boot the installer. After you see the installer
> welcome screen with the 'boot:' prompt, instead of simply pressing
> Enter, try entering 'install video=atyfb:off' (without quotes) and
> then press Enter. That should boot the kernel with framebuffer
> Best regards,
> Jurij Smakov firstname.lastname@example.org
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