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Re: Bug#512740: Sparc disk labels broken on LDOM and Parallel installs

On Tue, Feb 09, 2010 at 06:54:39PM +0100, Frans Pop wrote:
> Below are instructions for building a custom D-I image that includes a 
> patched libparted and partman. It's not that hard.

I've built a mini iso image according to these instructions. It is 
available from http://www.wooyd.org/debian/512740, along with 
intermediate packages. Minor issues with the build and the resulting 

1. dh-di needed for build of partman-base is not pulled in as a 
result of 'apt-get build-dep debian-installer', probably should be?
2. Firmware loading is broken in the mini iso image, error is 
'mountmedia not found'.
3. The installation is still affected by the kernel issue where it 
misreports the architecture and SILO installs the incorrect 
second-stage bootloader as a result.

I've ran a couple of installs with this image, zero-filling beginning 
of the disk with zeros during one of them, and did not see any 

Mike, can you try downloading the mini.iso and testing that it fixes 
the issue for you? If your machine needs firmware loaded for the disks 
to be detected, you'll need to do it manually. Also, you will need to 
drop into installer shell at the end of the installation, chroot into 
/target, mount /proc and run 'silo -u -f' to unbreak the booloader. 
Let me know if you would like more specific instructions.

Jurij Smakov                                           jurij@wooyd.org
Key: http://www.wooyd.org/pgpkey/                      KeyID: C99E03CC

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