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Bug#787794: lifimage fails to successfully boot on hppa

Helge Deller <deller@gmx.de>:
> On 10.06.2015 19:35, ⁣ ⁣ wrote:
>> Here's the boot failure log taken from serial console using the latest
>> lifimage. By some reason HP SDC got enabled even with lifimage_mini
>> (i.e. equally same messages at the end) where you set "no_hpsdc=1" as
>> the default boot parameter.
> Yes, it still loads the HP SDC driver.
> I just checked the mini image again, and the HP SDC driver was still
> included.
> Anyway, I've now two mini images on debian-ports, one with and the another
> without the driver.
> Can you please check this image next? It does not includes the driver so we
> should be
> able to see if it's really HP SDC driver related:
> ftp://ftp.debian-ports.org/debian-cd/hppa/debian-8.0/lifimage_mini_without_hpsdc

Thank you! This one boots just fine. The installer screen shows on as expected.

>> When using lifimage.old or kernel on /boot partition, HP SDC is not
>> activated (or at least there are no messages from the driver).
> That's strange.
> I assume it's not blacklisted or such in your /etc/modules.conf or
> /etc/modules.d/* files?

No, I did not touch these. There is only /etc/modules exists and its empty.
/etc/modprobe.d/ has just fbdev-blacklist.conf and modesetting.conf.

> The other reason could be, that the driver isn't automatically included when
> the
> new kernel initrd is generated when you install a new debian kernel.

You're right. I've unpacked generated initrd, and hp_sdc.ko is not
there while it is in the /lib/modules...

>> Wondering why no_hpsdc=1 doesn't disable it.
> I think I need to recheck that coding later when we know more...

Would be much appreciated, as it looks like it is whats needed in my
rare case :-)

> Helge

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