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]
From: Geoff Levand <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Tuesday, February 16, 2010 1:30 PM
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Subject: 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
It used to work. Something had to have changed with the installer because the ps3 debian install how to document used to work now it fails at configuring network with installation step failed. Thanks. Going to try and investigate this further.