Re: Bug present in Sid D-i, but not in Squeeze d-i [Re: Bug#562575: installation-reports: Buisnesscard PowerPC installer loops with Segmentation faults]
On 02/15/2010 02:41 PM, Rick Thomas wrote:
>> Rick on what machine did you test on. I tested on my playstation 3
>> about 3 or 4 days ago and the installation failed at configuring
>> network with installation step failed i tested the daily netboot
>> image. Thanks.
> I used an Apple PowerMac deskside tower G4 machine.
> Can you supply the relevant part of the syslog from a failed attempt
> on the PS3? More details might help us to figure out what's failing
> there. I'm guessing the PS3 has a network interface that needs some
> firmware that isn't being supplied. The installer has provision for
> such cases (you can put the firmware on a USB stick and load it from
> there), but I've never used them. Maybe somebody else on the list
> knows more details?
The PS3 needs no firmware. It has its own network driver
ps3_gelic that must either be built into the kernel or
available in the installer's initrd image.
It could be a problem with NetworkManager, or whatever
is used by the installer, not recognising the PS3's Ether