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Re: SPARC SunBlade 2000 fails to find disks: ql2200_fw.bin not found, "Firmware image unavailable." (kernel 2.6.26, Debian lenny)

On Wed, Feb 03, 2010 at 06:23:03PM +0100, Joost van Baal wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm installing Debian lenny on a SunBlade 2000 sparc for demo-ing at the FOSDEM
> conference debian booth.  ql2200_fw.bin is not found by my kernel, while it
> _is_ included in the initrd.  Booting the system from a Debian installer CD,
> and supplying ql2200_fw.bin via an USB-stick works just fine: I've installed
> the complete OS on the system's disks this way.
> The kernel on disk is vmlinuz-2.6.26-2-sparc64 from
> linux-image-2.6.26-2-sparc64 package, version 2.6.26-21.
> /usr/sbin/update-initramfs is from initramfs-tools (0.92o).
> Any clues on how to get this system to find it's disks is very much
> appreciated.  Unfortunately little time is left for me: the conference is gonna
> happen in 3 days, while the system is scheduled to get shipped there even
> earlier....

Can you check that the firmware file actually makes it to the initrd? 
It's just a gzipped cpio archive, you can extract it like that (in a 
temp directory):

cp /boot/initrd-<version> initrd.gz
gzip -d initrd.gz
cpio -i < initrd

Best regards,
Jurij Smakov                                           jurij@wooyd.org
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