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Re: Booting installer on RS/6000 43p-140

Hi Sven,

Sven Luther said:
> On Tue, Jul 13, 2004 at 10:56:23AM +0100, Leigh Brown wrote:
>> Sven Luther said:
>> > On Tue, Jul 13, 2004 at 11:28:46AM +0900, Jerome Walter wrote:
>> >> Mmmh, i did try netboot. But kernel gets stuck to "Now booting kernel
>> >> too..."
>> >
>> > Well, but it makes debugging easier and quicker.
>> >
>> > Could you please try netbooting
>> >   http://people.debian.org/~luther/debian-installer/daily-powerpc-built/2004-07-13/powerpc/netboot/2.6/vmlinuz-prep.initrd
>> >
>> > With the console=ttyS0 option or whatever, and send me the serial log
>> ?
>> Hi Sven.  I thought I'd give that kernel a try.  I don't netboot, put
>> I wrote that kernel to my second harddisk and booted from it.  In
>> summary, it boots, but it doesn't seem to include the pcnet32 driver.
>> Since every single RS6000 "offical" ethernet card that I've ever seen
>> uses pcnet32, I'd say its important to include it in the initrd.
> Ok, mmm, you mean the pcnet32 driver is not in the debian-installer net
> drivers ?
> It is in the nic-extra-modules, which is not part of the initrd, we will
> fix this, either move it to nic-modules or add the nic-extra-modules to
> the initrd.
> Thanks for testing. Could you try again tomorrow or later ?

Just to let you know I tried your latest 2.6 vmlinuz-prep.initrd kernel
and this time the installer detected my ethernet card just fine.  This
time it got to the partitioner without loading a SCSI driver.  I might
be a bit dim but I couldn't work out how to download the additional
kernel modules for that.



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