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Re: HP ZX6000 & Debian "testing"

It looks like a lot of shell scripty stuff. Not outside of my domain, but not my specialty. I can check it out...

On Fri, Jan 13, 2012 at 3:30 PM, Émeric Maschino <emeric.maschino@gmail.com> wrote:
Well, I've bisected and reported the offending commit.

I've downloaded the source package and recompiled various versions,
with and without the offending commit but don't understand what's
going wrong (everything is reported in the bug report if you're
interested): basically, this commit should simply replace symbolic
links to files by copies of files in the generated initrd.img, but
something is broken somewhere. It eventually ends up with an incorrect
/bin/sh script in initrd.img that is a copy of /usr/lib/klibc/bin/sh
whereas in working initrd.img, /bin/sh is a copy of /bin/busybox. It's
all I can say and I didn't get recent advice from the initramfs-tools
team that would help further debugging.


Le 13 janvier 2012 21:19, Patrick Baggett <baggett.patrick@gmail.com> a écrit :
> 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.
> Patrick
> 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?
>> http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=638068
>> 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,
>>     Émeric
>> 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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