On Tue, Feb 1, 2011 at 14:59:37 +0100, Julien Cristau wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 1, 2011 at 08:14:05 +0000, Jurij Smakov wrote:
> > Thanks for providing a patch, it has been on my todo list for a while,
> > however I was not able to find time to take care of it so far.
> > One of the users affected by this problem has confirmed that booting
> > with 'video=atyfb
ff' provides a workaround for this issue . It
> > has now been (or should be) documented in release errata .
> >  http://bugs.debian.org/609466
> >  http://lists.debian.org/debian-boot/2011/01/msg01001.html
I can't see that on http://www.debian.org/devel/debian-installer/errata,
did that get missed?
> That's the errata for d-i. I'll push something similar to the release
> notes for squeeze. Thanks.
Committed the following.
diff --git a/en/issues.dbk b/en/issues.dbk
index 398c6ff..06497a6 100644
@@ -290,6 +290,21 @@ works for <literal>root</literal>.
+ <!-- bug#602853 -->
+ <title>Boot hangs on certain SPARC systems</title>
+ Systems using aty graphics cards (for example, Ultra 10) may not boot
+ correctly, with kernel freezing early in the boot stage with last message
+ <quote>console [tty0] enabled, bootconsole disabled</quote>. The issue
+ may be worked around by adding a kernel boot parameter
ff</literal> to turn off the framebuffer during
+ boot, which allows the installer (and regular kernel) to be booted on such
+ systems. A fixed kernel should be available in the first update to
+ &releasename; (Debian 6.0.1).
<section id="apache2" condition="fixme">