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Bug#787794: lifimage fails to successfully boot on hppa

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:

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

So, HP SDC is the culprit!

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...

Which is actually a bug, because for machines which need HP SDC (for HIL keyboards/mice) it's now missing :-(

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 :-)

Maybe the easiest way is to simply blacklist the 712 in the driver itself?
Looking at the pictures of the back of a 712 (e.g. http://eintr.net/systems/hp/hp712-100/)
it seems it doesn't has a HIL port anyway, so the driver could just refuse to load.
Can you confirm that your 712 has no HIL port at the rear or front?
If yes, I'll try to come up with a kernel patch for you to test.


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