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Re: debian-installer on oldworld -- how-to ?

On Wed, Mar 10, 2004 at 08:40:30AM +1300, James Whatever wrote:
> >>>>But... the kernel panics with a
> >>>>VFS: Unable to mount root fs on 00:00
> >>>OK, I'm coming a little further : root=/dev/ram0 does the trick.
> >>>However, the initrd seems to be bad: I get the following message:
> >>>EXT2-fs error (device ramdisk (1,0)):
> >>>ext2_check page: bad entry in directory #2: rec_len is smaller than
> >>>minimal - offset=0, inode=0, rec_len=0, name_len=0
> >>>Warning: unable to open an initial console
> >>>Kernel panic: no init found
> >>>
> >>>I still have other initrds to try... maybe they will work ?
> >>>Thanks again,
> >>
> >>Don't forget devfs=mount option, as devfs is needed for
> >>debian-installer, but we don't want it on the final system.
> >I have been unable to reproduce this yesterday, whatever initrd+kernel
> >combination, root= and devfs=options I use: I just get an 'Unable to
> >mount root fs' message again.
> >I have absolutely no idea on why it seemed to go further... my OF is of
> >course broken, but used to be OK once you had the correct
> >settings.
> >I'll investigate further this weekend, but I doubt I'll be able to do
> >much there.
> >
> I was able to get Debian installed on an old nubus powerbook using the 
> MkLinux boot loader extension and a Debian initrd image.

This will no more be possible with the debian-installer though, i think.


Sven Luther

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