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Old 12-27-2008, 12:24 PM
Moritz Muehlenhoff
Default Bug#458416: Installation report latest lenny on SPARC

On Mon, Dec 31, 2007 at 02:48:13PM +0100, Frans Pop wrote:
> On Monday 31 December 2007, Iain Rae wrote:
> > kobject_add failed for 0000:00:07.0 with -EEXIST, don't try to register
> > things with the same name in the same directory.
> [...]
> Although I think this particular error could be ignored, the kernel oops a
> bit later is probably what kills the install.
> As this is obviously a kernel issue rather than an installer issue, I'd
> suggest that you send this info to the upstream kernel developers (mail
> to sparclinux@vger.kernel.org, CC linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org; or file a
> bug report at bugzilla.kernel.org). Just the dmesg output should be
> enough.
> I'm also reassigning this report to the Debian kernel team, but your best
> bet to get this issue looked into and solved is to contact the upstream
> developers directly.
> Note that they may ask you to try with a more recent kernel than 2.6.22.
> One thing you could try before doing that is to try an installation using
> a netboot image. Sun blades have been notoriously problematic to install
> from CD.

Iain, does this error still occur with more recent kernel versions?


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