Subject: Re: report on debian-9.0-sparc64-NETINST-1.iso
with qemu

Hi Bruno!

Please always send your reports to the mailing list.

On 01/22/2017 09:38 PM, Bruno Haible wrote:
> and encountered two problems:
> 1) A warning that the boot loader will not be able to find the kernel on an
> ext4 file system because it supports only ext2 and ext3. This is stupid,
> because
> ext4 is upward-compatible with ext2.

It's not stupid. It's just because no one has update silo-installer yet. I'm
not sure if it's 100% safe to use SILO on ext4. Furthermore, Oracle is actually
working to add SPARC support to GRUB [1].

Unfortunately, this hasn't been merged yet. But we should maybe go ahead and
do a local GRUB build for sparc64. I have tried it once, but I didn't manage
to build it, but also gave up quickly. I should probably give it another

> 2) During the installation of the base system:
> Jan 22 18:24:05 debootstrap: mknod: /target/dev/null: No such file or
> directory
> I tried to manually create the /target/dev directory and retry, but it did
> not help.

Yes, the latest image is known to have a broken version of debootstrap. I
should probably remove these images to keep others from using them.


> [1]

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