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Re: D-I Etch Beta2 - Status update (4)



Sorry for not responding earlier, but the release had higher prio :-)

On Friday 10 March 2006 09:05, Grant Grundler wrote:
> The install had some nits and a major bug:
> o initramfs package failed to install.  Retrying got past that.

Strange. Never seen that. Anything in the installer's syslog about it?

How did you retry? That normally means partitioning again and running full 
base installation again.

> o kernel package installed failed on the second try.  Retrying got past
> that.

Probably a result of previous issue.

> o I went into the shell to snoop, noted that /sys and /proc 
>   was mounted 3 times. I was looking in /proc, not "mount" output.
>   Makes sense if it doesn't get cleaned up after a failure.

Something we should look at probably.

> Partition Start(MB) End(MB) Id Type
> 1               1     133   f0 Palo
> 2             134    7812   83 ext2
> 3            7813    8789   82 swap
> 4            8790   34726   83 ext2

> I did NOT use the default disk layout.
> I want the PALO partition mounted as /boot with an ext2 FS type.

> Besides any initramfs-tool problems that might have happened, the
> kernel and/or initrd might also have ended up past the 2GB block
> limit on the root file system in partition 2. Normally palo loader
> should complain if it's asked to load something beyond 2GB (byte)
> address on the disk. 2GB is a limitation of parisc firmware.
> I didn't see palo complain though.

Yes, if you did not set up /boot in the PALO partition during the install, 
that is very likely as the kernel is installed after the rest of the base 
system. We could probably add a check for the max physical position of 
the partition that has /boot in palo-installer (in a finish.d hook for 
partman).

Care to file a bugreport about that?

The automatic partitioning takes care of it by creating a separate /boot 
partition within the first 2 GB.

This is what I got from automatic partitioning with separate /home:
Disk /dev/sda: 9100 MB, 9100044288 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 1106 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

   Device Boot   Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sda1            1           4       32098+  83  Linux
/dev/sda2            5          20      128520   83  Linux
/dev/sda3           21        1106     8723295    5  Extended
/dev/sda5   *       21         338     2554303+  83  Linux
/dev/sda6          339         369      248976   82  Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/sda7          370        1106     5919921   83  Linux

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