Re: U5 - Sarge with d-i rc2 netinstall failure
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| Apparently joshk (one of the rare sparclinux gurus, at that) thinks
| that the cramfs error there has been fixed. I believe D-I initrd uses
| cramfs in the initrd.img file. So probably the file is munged or the
| driver is wedged.
Aha, on the CDs, there was a 'mkisofs' problem where the ISO data would
be largely trashed. Nicolas, run 'file' on your CD image. Is the block
count negative? That would certainly be a problem and I'll have to talk
to our CD mastering guy about it...
| Either way, I'd advise Mr. Will to perhaps try daily builds on CDRW
| until it works right. Frankly, it's a crappy solution but it's probably
| the quickest one there is.
I'll inform everyone when I've gotten everything together and I think it
| I do agree with everything else you said in your message. I think you
| are spot on. The initrd is hosed. Perhaps if my own brain weren't hosed
| this morning when I was writing the post, I would have made some better
| observations, eh?
Yes, I believe my initial analysis was wrong. The clincher in this case
that i missed was:
~ RAMDISK: Couldn't find valid RAM disk image starting at 0.
The bug may be the old SILO one where it fails to align the ramdisk in
memory correctly and it gets lost (that no one is skilled enough to fix
except Ben Collins who's off playing championship poker somewhere.) If
so, I really can't help. :(
Stay tuned for fixed things.
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