Subject: Re: failing debootstrap




On Wed, 18 Jan 2017, John Paul Adrian Glaubitz wrote:

> Hi Yaroslav!

> On 01/18/2017 04:09 AM, Yaroslav Halchenko wrote:
> > followed https://wiki.debian.org/Sparc64
> > and grabbed
> > https://people.debian.org/~glaubitz/debian-cd/2016-12-13/debian-9.0-sparc64-NETINST-1.iso
> > image. After figuring out how to boot the beast off cd, went ahead with
> > partitioning (software raid, lvm, ext3) and install base system. That
> > is the step which failed. Log (4th screen) ends with:

> We have had multiple reports that there are issues with the latest images.

> Could you try this older image from May and report back?

> > https://people.debian.org/~glaubitz/debian-cd/2016-05-04/

Hi Adrian

and sorry for a delay with the reply. Here is a brief report/new problem
statement ;)

I have burnt image from 2016/05/04 and proceeded through installation much
smoother than before:

- having basic dialog black and white interface without obnoxious redrawing the
screen in ANSI coloring over serial comm was much more usable!!

- having said that I somewhat missed the use of "screen" which was present in
the most recent installer -- so I had to go to menu item for shell to perform
any of the items in the shell

- thanks to louis ayotte's feedback (off-list comm) I was ready to

- specify http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian-ports/ mirror whenever
installer just asked for some mirror to use
- fetch newer keyring
https://packages.debian.org/sid/all/debian-keyring/download
and still had to fetch/apt-key add the key

So installation was completed ok and the beast rebooted but doesn't boot (see
below the transcript from the screen). May be the reason is my obnoxious (I
guess I like that word that much to use twice) partitioning

2 drives partitioned (RAID part + swap part) -> MD RAID1 -> LVM -> / (ext3)

So may be SILO just can't find/boot from such an abomination and I should have
created a small boot partition for it first?



Captured in the terminal (screen session):

┌─────────────────────┤ Finishing the installation ├──────────────────────┐
│ │
│ 95% │
│ │
The system is going down NOW!ystem... │
Sent SIGTERM to all processes │
Sent SIGKILL to all processes───────────────────────────────────────────────┘
Requesting system reboot
[20848.293056] reboot: Restarting system

!!! LPe11000-M4 Fcode, Copyright (c) 2000-2007 Emulex !!! Version 3.01a1


!!! LPe11000-M4 Fcode, Copyright (c) 2000-2007 Emulex !!! Version 3.01a1



T5140, No Keyboard
Copyright (c) 1998, 2011, Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.
OpenBoot 4.33.0.b, 48928 MB memory available, Serial #83064236.
Ethernet address 0:14:4f:f3:75:ac, Host ID: 84f375ac.



Boot device: disk File and args:
The file just loaded does not appear to be executable.
{0} ok boot disk

!!! LPe11000-M4 Fcode, Copyright (c) 2000-2007 Emulex !!! Version 3.01a1


!!! LPe11000-M4 Fcode, Copyright (c) 2000-2007 Emulex !!! Version 3.01a1



T5140, No Keyboard
Copyright (c) 1998, 2011, Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.
OpenBoot 4.33.0.b, 48928 MB memory available, Serial #83064236.
Ethernet address 0:14:4f:f3:75:ac, Host ID: 84f375ac.



Boot device: [email protected][email protected][email protected][email protected][email protected] File and args:
The file just loaded does not appear to be executable.
{0} ok probe-scsi-all
This command may hang the system if a Stop-A or halt command
has been executed. Please type reset-all to reset the system
before executing this command.
Do you wish to continue? (y/n) y
[email protected][email protected][email protected][email protected]
Cannot Init Link.

[email protected][email protected][email protected][email protected]
Cannot Init Link.

[email protected][email protected][email protected][email protected]

MPT Version 1.05, Firmware Version 1.27.00.00

Target 0
Unit 0 Disk SEAGATE ST914602SSUN146G0603 286739329 Blocks, 146 GB
SASAddress 5000c5000f3e0451 PhyNum 0
Target 3
Unit 0 Disk SEAGATE ST914602SSUN146G0603 286739329 Blocks, 146 GB
SASAddress 5000c5000f3e9695 PhyNum 3

[email protected][email protected][email protected][email protected][email protected],[email protected]
Unit 0 Removable Read Only device TSSTcorpCD/DVDW TS-T632ASR03



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Yaroslav O. Halchenko
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