Bug#787794: lifimage fails to successfully boot on hppa
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.
Ok, I found this kernel commit:
Author: Helge Deller <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Mon Jul 14 10:28:32 2008 -0400
Input: add option to disable HP SDC driver
Add "no_hpsdc" kernel module option to the hp_sdc driver, so that
the driver can be instructed to not enable the HP SDC port.
This is useful on some older HPPA boxes with HIL keyboard
and HIL mouse where the new HP SDC HIL drivers don't work
yet. By disabling the new hp_sdc driver users are able to use
the older hilkbd driver instead.
Can you try to boot with the "no_hpsdc=1" kernel parameter ?
But I don't think the hp_sdc driver is the real issue why one lifimage
boots while the other doesn't...