2018-07-16 20:50 GMT+02:00 John Paul Adrian Glaubitz <glaub...@physik.fu-berlin.de>: > If you have 2.0.4-12 and not 2.0.4-12+sparc64, your klibc is broken. You > can either boot into rescue mode, then chroot into the installed system > and dist-upgrade the machine and then run update-initramfs -k all -u or > reinstall the machine.
That was it. I had upgraded the system, but not done the "update-initramfs -k all -u" bit. After doing that in rescue mode, it booted just fine. Thanks :-) > I guess that would be possible if we switch the installation media to use > GRUB instead of SILO as its bootloaders. But this is still an item on my > evergrowing TODO list. Not a critical item, but it's a lot easier to find a USB stick than a blank CD media and a working reader nowadays. Next step - ZFS followed by trying to deboostrap a new install in a ZFS root :-) Thanks for your help & cordially, -- Romain Dolbeau