On 12/08/2017 01:24 PM, John Paul Adrian Glaubitz wrote:
We're in the process of migrating Debian for sparc64 from SILO to GRUB
as GRUB upstream is adding support for modern SPARC machines thanks to
the work of Eric Snowberg from Oracle.

In order to make sure GRUB works on all machines supported by the sparc64
port, we need your help to test GRUB on your particular hardware, the older
your machine, the better.

So, in order to help us, please follow the guide below to install GRUB to
replace SILO as your boot loader.
2. Make sure you have version 2.02-2+sparc64.3

root@andi:~# apt-cache show grub2 |grep Version
Version: 2.02-2+sparc64.3

There's a new package version (2.02+dfsg1-1) available since a few days ([1]).

[1]: http://metadata.ftp-master.debian.org/changelogs/main/g/grub2/grub2_2.02+dfsg1-1_changelog

Installing it **and** using the mentioned `grub-install` command to install it on the `/boot` partition over the previous version (2.02-2+sparc64.3) breaks booting with GRUB2:

Sun Ultra 5/10 UPA/PCI (UltraSPARC-IIi 440MHz), No Keyboard
OpenBoot 3.31, 512 MB (60 ns) memory installed, Serial #12345678.
Ethernet address 8:0:20:12:34:56, Host ID: 80c6bc6f.

Rebooting with command: boot
Boot device: disk  File and args:
GRUB Loading kernel..
Fast Data Access MMU Miss

Could or will you provide a new package with Eric's patches included - assuming those are missing in 2.02+dfsg1-1?


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