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Re: Missing virtio modules for sparc64

On 16.03.2017 10:32, Mark Cave-Ayland wrote:
> Hi all,
> Recent versions of the debian-installer for sparc64 no longer contain
> the virtio-modules included in the kernel used to boot the installer.
> This makes it impossible to install Debian directly from a virtio CDROM
> device.
> Currently I have a set of patches of OpenBIOS (as used by QEMU) to add a
> virtio-blk driver which will enable this functionality for both SPARC64
> and PPC architectures, with the hope that I will be able to add
> virtio-net support at a later date.
> Please can you consider the attached patch for inclusion in the
> debian-installer so that it becomes possible to perform a complete
> sparc64 installation from virtio devices under QEMU?
> Note: I also see that there is a related patch for PPC at
> https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=767487 which hasn't
> been applied yet. Is there any chance that this could also be applied in
> order to aid with my testing?

I just committed it, together with the patch for powerpc (bug #767487).


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