BSDInstall on sparc64
nwhitehorn at freebsd.org
Thu Mar 3 04:39:26 UTC 2011
On 03/02/11 21:30, Craig Butler wrote:
> On Wed, 2011-03-02 at 20:21 -0500, Howard Eisenberger wrote:
>>>> I've prepared a test ISO image of the new BSDInstall installer for
>>>> sparc64, which can be found at:
>>>> It works fine on my Ultra 5, but I'd appreciate wider testing on
>>>> sparc64 (as well as general feedback) before we begin integrating this
>>>> into the build infrastructure.
>> Works on my Ultra 60, however fails on Ultra AXe. After guided
>> partitioning and initializing, "checking distribution archives.."
>> flashes by (I assume the error is here) and I get "Extract error
>> Error while extracting kernel.tgz Unrecognized archive format"
>> I'm new to FreeBSD, but successfully installed 8.2 on the AXe a
>> few days ago.
>> Thanks and regards,
>> Howard E.
> Hi Folks
> Just tried again on 777s using new cdr media. I am seeing the same
> issue as Howard now.
> Extract error
> Error while extracting kernel.tgz
> Unrecognized archive format
Odd. Could you take a look at the kernel.tgz file? It's in either
/usr/freebsd-dist or /usr/bsdinstall-dist. I'd be interested to know
what file(1) says about it on a working and on a non-working machine, as
well as the output of gzip -t and tar tvf (you can use the single-user
shell on the install CD to test this).
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