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Bug#433187: Installing Debian on Ultrasparc III machines

On Mon, Sep 24, 2007 at 09:57:23PM +0200, Josip Rodin wrote:
> > >>> kernel which works well - at least on out US III machine. We've applied
> > >>> 179c85ea53bef807621f335767e41e23f86f01df to make sure that the system
> > >>> doesn't create unkillable processes anymore if you use the libc6 from
> > >>> _lenny_.
> > >> BTW, lebrun.d.o, also an USIII, running 2.6.23-rc6 plus the aforementioned
> > >> patch still created unkillable dpkg-query processes.
> > > 
> > > BTW, I got around to changing the input/output-device on lebrun today,
> > > so I'll be able to get register dumps in case it goes dead.
> > 
> > I'm not sure if those problems are related :) The register dumps would
> > be needed if the kernel fails to initialize the CPU
> Fabio told me that break+p output might be useful in this case too,
> I'm just repeating :)

In any case, I let it run some more, and then when it went more or less
dead, I tried to press the said key combination on the keyboard - to no
avail. Break+p would be Ctrl+Pause+p? Didn't work, and Alt+Pause+p also
didn't work. What was even more annoying was the fact that Stop+a got me
the PROM shell, but I wasn't able to type anything in it (including 'go'),
so that effectively freezes the machine.

Please tell me if I did something stunningly stupid...

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