Re: PowePC sid_d-i daily builds are not happening...
On Sun, 31 May 2009, Steve McIntyre wrote:
> On Sat, May 30, 2009 at 02:01:24PM -0400, Rick Thomas wrote:
> > On May 24, 2009, at 2:39 AM, Rick Thomas wrote:
> >> http://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/daily-builds/sid_d-i/arch-latest/powerpc/iso-cd/
> >> says that "This build finished at Mon May 18 22:27:07 UTC 2009."
> >> That's almost a week ago. I'd like to test a new sid installation on
> >> one of my Macs but until this is fixed, I can't. Any idea when it will
> >> be working again?
> > This has not changed in the last week. It still says May 18th, 2009.
> > What is wrong and what can we do to fix it?
> Sorry, no idea what was wrong but just as I went to look at the logs
> of the last build the latest one just succeeded.
I gave the one from 2009-06-03 a try on PS3, and it's still missing some
required modules (ps3rom (CD/DVD/BD), ps3disk (HDD), ps3_gelic (Ethernet)) ,
so I couldn't install it.
I did manage to install something using
`Unfortunately' I decided to give encrypted LVM a try. As it didn't install a
kernel, initrd, and bootloader config , the install was rendered unbootable.
First I tried to fix it manually:
- Set up decryption and LVM from NFS root, and mount the file system
- chroot to the mounted file system
- install busybox-static from sid, to get a working grep 
- install linux-image-2.6.29-2-powerpc64, which creates the initrd
However, the initrd complains it cannot find the volume group, and drops into a
shell after a while. From there, I can setup decryption and LVM and mount the
file system manually, though. Am I missing some important step?
Second, I tried to boot mini.iso in rescue mode, but it didn't detect any
encrypted volumes, so I couldn't recover. IIRC, resuce mode worked fine when I
tried it on my laptop (amd64) with encrypted LVM ca. one year ago.
Perhaps there are other issues with encrypted LVM on ppc?
With kind regards,
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