Karmic for Sparc

Michael Casadevall mcasadevall at ubuntu.com
Mon Sep 21 20:48:12 UTC 2009

Just a followup to previous emails, d-i netboot and server CDs are
building again (my patch to silo was uploaded yesterday):

Netboot: http://ports.ubuntu.com/ubuntu-ports/dists/karmic/main/installer-sparc/current/images/netboot/
CD: http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/ubuntu-server/ports/daily/current/

I haven't tested these at all yet. As it stands, I've seen issues
booting the latest karmic upstart on sparc. If anyone else can
reproduce (it causes a panic at start with init exploding), I'd be
glad to assist with debugging, but I don't have too much time to run
this down on my own.

On Wed, Sep 16, 2009 at 10:24 PM, Michael Casadevall
<mcasadevall at ubuntu.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 11, 2009 at 11:17 PM, John Cater <katre50 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Fri, Sep 11, 2009 at 9:57 PM, Scott Kitterman <ubuntu at kitterman.com>
>> wrote:
>>> On Fri, 11 Sep 2009 21:35:58 -0400 John Cater <katre50 at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> ...
>>> >feisty, gutsy - I still have the netboot images but with no archive, they
>>> >can't be installed
>>> ...
>>> These archives can still be found at old-releases.ubuntu.com.  No idea how
>>> or if you can point your netboot there.
>> Thanks, with a bit of work I found the "enter information manually" for
>> setting up the repository.
>> Gutsy installs properly (it starts, it can see and use the virtual disks,
>> and the system then starts). Thanks for helping me get something on my
>> system (even if I then have to upgrade through three more releases).
>> katre
> I assume you need relatively modern SPARC hardware for this
> configuration, no? (my main sparc is a sunfire v120), so I don't think
> I can test.
> On an related sidenote, I cooked up
> https://bugs.edge.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/silo/+bug/431106 which
> should fix karmic d-i, and the d-i hangs while trying to install silo
> bug (I haven't been able to test if this actually fixes d-i, but it
> should).
> Michael
> PS: Its nice to see there is a pretty lively Ubuntu SPARC userbase :-)

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