I will try the installation of Etch
and reply to you.
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Frans Pop <email@example.com>
Re: Problem on Instalation of Debian
> Well, I trying install Debian Lenny on System z on z/VM.
> The first attempt was: I downloaded the essentials files from the
> official mirror ftp server (
> ) but, the message "[17179570.468526] Kernel panic - not syncing:
> Attempted to kill init!" was displayed and the installation stop.
> file is attached)
I can confirm this. If I install the Lenny kernel on an already installed
Hercules system (running unstable) I also get the panic, so it clearly
a kernel issue, not an installer issue.
There has been one s390 specific patch included in the latest kernel:
* [s390] Fix __div64_31 for CONFIG_MARCH_G5 (Closes: #511334)
but that patch was very well tested, including on my Hercules system, so
would be surprised if that was the cause.
But it will definitely need to be investigated, but this will take time.
I'll see what I can do myself. I'll start with filing a bug report against
the kernel for this issue.