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

On 01/24/2017 10:03 PM, Bruno Haible wrote:
> May I suggest that the Debian installer uses such a partitioning scheme by
> default? I've seen the Debian 8.6 installer use a separate /boot partition
> by default on armhf and s390x. So, it shouldn't be easy to do the same thing
> for sparc...?

No, we're not going to do that. SILO is scheduled to be replaced by GRUB on
sparc64 in the foreseeable future as SILO is effectively no longer in active
development and has too many limitations, especially on newer, sun4v machines.

> Any idea? Is there a combination of a '-vga' parameter to qemu [2] and some
> kernel
> parameters [3] (I tried 'console=ttyS0', 'console=/dev/null', 'nofb',
> 'nomodeset',
> 'vga=normal') that would make this work?

Did you try -nographic? This should create an emulated serial console device.

> 3) There's a problem with the network interface: It accepts a configuration
> through the built-in DHCP server of QEMU, but - as I could see by putting
> myself
> in a chroot environment at the end of the installation - an 'ssh [email protected]'
> cannot connect to the host machine at DNS lookup doesn't work
> either,
> although /etc/resolv.conf contains the correct value
> On other platforms this works.
> The hardware emulated by QEMU on this platform is
> hub 0
> \ hub0port1: user.0: index=0,type=user,net=,restrict=off
> \ hub0port0: ne2k_pci.0:
> index=0,type=nic,model=ne2k_pci,macaddr=52:54:00:12:34:56
> Does anyone happen to know?

You should ask Mark Cave-Ayland or Artyom Tarasenko who are the maintainers for
the SPARC target in qemu.


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