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PostPosted: Sun Nov 28, 2010 10:44 am 

Joined: Sun Nov 08, 2009 3:11 am
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Location: France

I would like to install Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat on my Pegasos 2, but it's more difficult as expected.
I burned the ubuntu-10.10-alternate-powerpc.iso on a cd to try to boot a standard install from it, but it fails

1. boot cd0 install/pegasos
I get a menu with 1. Install / 2. Expert / 3. Return to OF, but it is obsolete as there is no more 'install/powerpc/vmlinuz-chrp.initrd' file in the iso file.

2. boot cd0 install/powerpc/vmlinux initrd=install/powerpc/initrd.gz
The install image loading starts, but I finally get a trashed graphical display with orange/red/brown squares (perharps the installer main menu). Crtl+Alt+Fn sequences doesn't allow to switch to another console display.
I've also tried to add boot video option :
video=radeonfb:1280x1024@60 or video=radeonfb:1024x768@60, but any case I get the same trashed display.

3. make a specific bootable install kernel :?:
I've built the boot image, using kernel compiled on my Pegasos, but I don't know how to make a boot image which would be able to automatically run the installer from the cdrom.

Does anybody know how to configure a kernel or an image to make a bootable install image using the install cd ?

Thanks for any help.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 29, 2010 6:27 am 

Joined: Sun Nov 08, 2009 3:11 am
Posts: 7
Location: France
I succeed to make a bootable install image from Ubuntu 10.10 Powerpc Alternate install cd, just using command described in this post : ... php?t=1509

Now, I can start installation from cd, select all requested options and run the install on my partition. But the install process fails (i.e. stops) after 83%, just at the step installing 'linux-powerpc_2.':
in-target: update-initramfs: Generating /boot/initrd.img-2.6.35-22-powerpc
in-target: df:
in-target: Warning: cannot read table of mounted file systems
in-target: : No such file or directory
In another console (alt+F2), I can run 'df' command without any problem. In drawer /target/boot, there is a '' file but with 0 as size.

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