Subject: Re: failing debootstrap

On 01/23/2017 04:09 PM, Yaroslav Halchenko wrote:
> 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?

Exactly. As long as you're using SILO, your boot partition should be on a plain
and simple ext3 partition to avoid any issues.

You can try to install grub2 from the "unreleased" repository manually during
the installation by opening a shell from the debian-installer, chrooting into
/target, running "apt update && apt install grub2". But I haven't tested this
_at all_, so I can't tell if this works or not.

However, any tests with the +sparc64 grub2 version from "unreleased" are highly
appreciated and welcome on the list.


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