Hello! I just built a fresh set of Debian Ports installation images which are using the latest Debian unstable kernel 5.14.6.
The images have not been tested as I currently cannot start my testvm on the SPARC server I usually use for testing, so testing is currently up to the users. Since kernel version 5.12, Linux is finally working on larger ia64 systems such as the RX2800 again where the kernel previously failed to boot. So, if anyone has such a machine and wants to install it, it should now work. On some ia64 machines, it may be necessary to pass the option "hardened_usercopy=off" on the kernel command line. For that, press "e" on the GRUB menu and append the line above without quotes to the boot command. PowerMac installation should also work with these images again, although I haven't tested that yet. Adrian >  https://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/ports/snapshots/2021-09-21/ -- .''`. John Paul Adrian Glaubitz : :' : Debian Developer - glaub...@debian.org `. `' Freie Universitaet Berlin - glaub...@physik.fu-berlin.de `- GPG: 62FF 8A75 84E0 2956 9546 0006 7426 3B37 F5B5 F913