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Bug#787794: lifimage fails to successfully boot on hppa

On 05.06.2015 08:08, ⁣ ⁣ wrote:
Date: Sat Jul 04 13:03:37 CET 2015

You seem to be ahead of time :-)

Machine: HP712/100

Hmm, your bug #302700 mentions a HP715/100XC machine.
Do you have both or is it a mistake?
If you have both machines, does it happens on both?
How are you booting? Via tftpboot, or via CDROM ?

From images at http://ftp.debian-ports.org/debian-cd/hppa/
debian-8.0/lifimage 13.8M
lifimage 13.2M
lifimage.latest 13.2M
lifimage.old 19.1M

only lifimage.old is able to boot on a subject machine. Other bring it
into an endless "HP SDC: Transaction add failed: transaction already
queued ?" print loop.

The main reason for the huge difference is size is because the kernel
in the old image is uncompressed and in the newer ones it's gzip-compressed.
Of course they could be different kernel versions, but usually all should work.

 Sure the installation was still possible via
that lifimage.old with some tinkering, but how long it will be hosted,
and how long it will be suitable?

I see no reason why I should delete them.
But if the old image is the one which boots for you, I could definitively
keep it until your problem is solved.

Looking at the image sizes... Perhaps something ramdisk size related?

No, it's the kernel compression.

Is it a way to fix, or what is the current workaround method for
loading other images?

We should try to narrow down the reason for your problem.
I do have a 715/64 myself, and AFAICR all those images do work on my machine.
Did you checked if you run the lastest firmware on your machine?
Quite related ancient bug:

I don't see any similar issues on all my machines.
Do you have a chance to capture the boot logs via serial console and attach them ?

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