Re: Bug#565639: SunBlade 1000 installation report - boot fails after installation

2010-01-28 Thread Frans Pop
reassign 565639 linux-2.6 2.6.30-8
severity 565639 serious
affects 565639 debian-installer

On Sunday 24 January 2010, Jurij Smakov wrote:
 Adding kernel team for comment: it looks like the value returned by
 uname -m has changed from 'sparc64' in kernel 2.6.26 to 'sparc' in
 2.6.30 (and, probably, later ones). This breaks SILO, which uses this
 value to determine what first-stage bootloader to install, as a result
 the sparc machines installed with current daily installer builds turn
 unbootable by the end of installation.

Thanks for tracing the cause to this.
Reassigning to the kernel team for further investigation.

Cheers,
FJP


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Processed (with 5 errors): Re: Bug#565639: SunBlade 1000 installation report - boot fails after installation

2010-01-28 Thread Debian Bug Tracking System
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 reassign 565639 linux-2.6 2.6.30-8
Bug #565639 [installation-reports] SunBlade 1000 installation report - boot 
fails after installation
Bug reassigned from package 'installation-reports' to 'linux-2.6'.
Bug #565639 [linux-2.6] SunBlade 1000 installation report - boot fails after 
installation
There is no source info for the package 'linux-2.6' at version '2.6.30-8' with 
architecture ''
Unable to make a source version for version '2.6.30-8'
Bug Marked as found in versions 2.6.30-8.
 severity 565639 serious
Bug #565639 [linux-2.6] SunBlade 1000 installation report - boot fails after 
installation
Severity set to 'serious' from 'normal'

 affects 565639 debian-installer
Bug #565639 [linux-2.6] SunBlade 1000 installation report - boot fails after 
installation
Added indication that 565639 affects debian-installer
 On Sunday 24 January 2010, Jurij Smakov wrote:
Unknown command or malformed arguments to command.

  Adding kernel team for comment: it looks like the value returned by
Unknown command or malformed arguments to command.

  uname -m has changed from 'sparc64' in kernel 2.6.26 to 'sparc' in
Unknown command or malformed arguments to command.

  2.6.30 (and, probably, later ones). This breaks SILO, which uses this
Unknown command or malformed arguments to command.

  value to determine what first-stage bootloader to install, as a result
Unknown command or malformed arguments to command.

Too many unknown commands, stopping here.

Please contact me if you need assistance.

Debian bug tracking system administrator
(administrator, Debian Bugs database)


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Re: Bug#565639: SunBlade 1000 installation report - boot fails after installation

2010-01-24 Thread Jurij Smakov
On Sun, Jan 17, 2010 at 05:08:55PM +0100, Frans Pop wrote:
 On Sunday 17 January 2010, Jurij Smakov wrote:
  Comments/Problems:
  Now that http://bugs.debian.org/562594 is fixed, I was able to
  continue the installation and it all went fine until the end.
  However, after finishing the installation machine fails to boot [...]
 
 As the installation itself works fine I would guess this is not an 
 installer problem, but a kernel issue. Maybe it leaves the hardware in an 
 incorrect state for the reboot.
 
 Have you tried a cold boot of the installed system?

Adding kernel team for comment: it looks like the value returned by 
uname -m has changed from 'sparc64' in kernel 2.6.26 to 'sparc' in 
2.6.30 (and, probably, later ones). This breaks SILO, which uses this 
value to determine what first-stage bootloader to install, as a result 
the sparc machines installed with current daily installer builds turn 
unbootable by the end of installation. Please confirm that this change 
is not a result of some Debian-specific patch or build procedure, as 
it should be reported upstream if that's not the case.

For reference:

ju...@debian:~$ uname -a
Linux debian 2.6.26-2-sparc64-smp #1 SMP Thu Nov 5 03:34:29 UTC 2009 sparc64 
GNU/Linux
ju...@debian:~$ uname -m
sparc64

~ # uname -a
Linux debian 2.6.30-2-sparc64 #1 Sat Sep 26 07:26:31 UTC 2009 sparc GNU/Linux
~ # uname -m
sparc

I've confirmed that forcing the machine type by running 'silo -u -f' 
makes the machine bootable again.

Best regards,
-- 
Jurij Smakov   ju...@wooyd.org
Key: http://www.wooyd.org/pgpkey/  KeyID: C99E03CC


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