Re: Booting installer on RS/6000 43p-140
On Sun, Jul 18, 2004 at 09:09:49AM +0100, Leigh Brown wrote:
> 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.
Could you send us a lscpi and lspci -n output on that box ? What scsi
card do you have ?