Re: kernel-image-2.6.16-2 on oldworld (success with a small change in config)
did you put modules=dep in the config file inside the
directory of etc/initramfs-tools.
then run update-initramfs.
may need discover package, so it can see all the
be careful --
the changes in initrd i have looked at for some
they are pretty complex. (best i can tell is some
how correct digital i/o sound support is related
to keep hd data safe, seems udev is involved as well)
i should try 16 again. but i could not even run 15
the above stuffs going.
ps have seen more reports of experienced people having
problems and for myself, with all my old machines and
disks and all am checking today with SMART - found a
which would not clear with fsck -ccf; i am just going
to work around
it for now and keep an eye on it, this is on 2000
ATA5 disk on an ATA4 controller (just discovering
all this is ...)
pps making backup copy of my disks with debian
installer is getting
(ie "copy install" in partitioner)
pretty easy - direct raw copy is v quick, and with new
and other etch features it is pretty easy to get it
to boot if you need it.
(at least with old world, it works for me ...)
--- Sven Luther <email@example.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 08, 2006 at 03:20:58PM +0200, Hans
> Ekbrand wrote:
> > Hi!
> Hi, please make sure you CC debian-kernel too on
> issues like this.
> > The official debian kernels for powerpc stopped
> working for me with
> > 2.6.16 (2.6.15 works fine). The 2.6.16 ones fail
> to mount root fs at
> > boot, which I have reported in bug #366620
> > I compiled my own 2.6.16 with a minimal change in
> .config, and that
> > was it, 2.6.16 now boots on my oldworld mac.
> > The needed change in config was the following:
> (diff against
> > ./boot/config-2.6.16-2-powerpc in the package
> > 4c4
> > < # Sat Aug 19 00:42:57 2006
> > ---
> > > # Fri Sep 8 09:14:38 2006
> > 772c772
> > < CONFIG_BLK_DEV_IDEDISK=m
> > ---
> > > CONFIG_BLK_DEV_IDEDISK=y
> > 2317c2317
> > < CONFIG_EXT2_FS=m
> > ---
> > > CONFIG_EXT2_FS=y
> > 2328c2328
> > < CONFIG_FS_MBCACHE=m
> > ---
> > > CONFIG_FS_MBCACHE=y
> > I think this shows that there is some problem with
> loading the proper
> > modules for ide and ext2 from the initrd. As
> stated in the bugreport
> > of #366620 I have tried both yaird and the other
> initrd creator.
> > I don't know about the
> > FS_MBCACHE=y
> > thing, that must have been set automatically.
> > Will you consider appling this patch to the
> config? While it is not
> > the right solution in the long term, it would make
> oldworld macs run
> > with official debian kernels again (at least the
> ones with
> > IDE-drives).
> No, please get the ramdisk creator packages to get
> fixed for this one, if it
> is that the issue.
> Also, can you please try the 2.6.18-rc6 packages
> from :
> and see if your problem persists there.
> Sven Luther
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