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Re: HP ZX6000 & Debian "testing"

Indeed it is. It's good to know my hardware works OK.

This bug was reported August 2011 and now it's Jan 2012 and still no work around. Is there anything I can do to help? Compile a kernel from git? Test a patch? I'm a fairly competent programmer -- is there any explanation of the issue that just needs some programmer love? I don't have any experience with IA64 assembly, unfortunately, but I can do quite a bit in C.


On Fri, Jan 13, 2012 at 2:12 PM, Émeric Maschino <emeric.maschino@gmail.com> wrote:
Hi Patrick,

And welcome aboard :-)

Aren't you hitting this issue?

In this case, the only solution at this time is to downgrade
initramfs-tools from 0.99 to 0.98.8. But you'll have to downgrade
kernel too, as Debian kernels > 2.6.39 require initramfs-tools 0.99.

Hope this helps,


Le 13 janvier 2012 16:16, Patrick Baggett <baggett.patrick@gmail.com> a écrit :
> All,
> I just got an HP ZX6000, and I'm very pleased with how quickly Debian
> "squeeze" installed on it. I have Debian "testing" running on SPARC as well,
> and I figured I'd go ahead and move the ia64 system to testing. When I did
> however, the system became unbootable. It uncompressed the kernel and
> initrd, and then just stopped. I figured I must have done something dumb, so
> I wiped the disk, redid the installation and made sure I had the firmware
> (required for radeon and tigon3 drivers apparently). It still failed to boot
> in the same way. It seems there may be a problem with the
> linux-kernel-3.1.0-mckinley package, because the kernel itself doesn't even
> output a single message before it dies. Anyone run into a similar issue? I
> wouldn't mind filing a bug, but I don't know how to get a backtrace this
> early in the boot process.
> Patrick

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