BSDInstall on sparc64
howarde at gmx.net
Thu Mar 3 18:12:12 UTC 2011
On Wed, Mar 02, 2011 at 10:39:23PM -0600, Nathan Whitehorn wrote:
> 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
> >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).
With same CD on both working and non-working machines, from <Shell>
I get the same thing with those commands on /usr/bsdinstall-disk/
kernel.tgz. There doesn't seem to be anything wrong at that point.
During install on my working Ultra 60 "checking distribution archives.
Please wait." does wait for a time before "extracting distribution
files". On my non-working Ultra AXe, the first message just flashes
by without a wait and jumps immediately to "Extract error..."
Thanks and Regars,
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