ppc64el/cdrom: ieee1275/cdrom devalias doesn't work on all machines

Bug #1334649 reported by Colin Watson on 2014-06-26
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This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
debian-installer-launcher (Ubuntu)
High
karen
Trusty
High
Colin Watson

Bug Description

Some systems refuse to boot our ppc64el CD images, dropping to a GRUB prompt. This is because I set the GRUB prefix in d-i to (ieee1275/cdrom)/boot/grub to work around a different failure, but not all systems have the ieee1275/cdrom devalias. Setting ()/boot/grub instead works on the system where I originally had this problem, and should fix the other hardware in question too.

Bug originally reported by Paulo F. Smorigo.

Colin Watson (cjwatson) on 2014-06-26
Changed in debian-installer (Ubuntu):
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → High
assignee: nobody → Colin Watson (cjwatson)
Changed in debian-installer (Ubuntu Trusty):
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → High
assignee: nobody → Colin Watson (cjwatson)
milestone: none → ubuntu-14.04.1
Changed in debian-installer (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Fix Committed
Changed in debian-installer (Ubuntu Trusty):
status: Triaged → In Progress
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package debian-installer - 20101020ubuntu327

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debian-installer (20101020ubuntu327) utopic; urgency=medium

  * build/config/common: Add a note about which other packages need to be
    kept in sync with release name changes.
  * build/config/ppc64el.cfg: Set the GRUB prefix to ()/boot/grub rather
    than (ieee1275/cdrom)/boot/grub, since not all systems have an
    ieee1275/cdrom devalias (LP: #1334649).
 -- Colin Watson <email address hidden> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 15:11:57 +0100

Changed in debian-installer (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released

Hello Colin, or anyone else affected,

Accepted debian-installer into trusty-proposed. The package will build now and be available at http://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/debian-installer/20101020ubuntu318.3 in a few hours, and then in the -proposed repository.

Please help us by testing this new package. See https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Testing/EnableProposed for documentation how to enable and use -proposed. Your feedback will aid us getting this update out to other Ubuntu users.

If this package fixes the bug for you, please add a comment to this bug, mentioning the version of the package you tested, and change the tag from verification-needed to verification-done. If it does not fix the bug for you, please add a comment stating that, and change the tag to verification-failed. In either case, details of your testing will help us make a better decision.

Further information regarding the verification process can be found at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/QATeam/PerformingSRUVerification . Thank you in advance!

Changed in debian-installer (Ubuntu Trusty):
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
tags: added: verification-needed
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package debian-installer - 20101020ubuntu318.3

---------------
debian-installer (20101020ubuntu318.3) trusty; urgency=medium

  * Move master kernels to 3.13.0-32.

debian-installer (20101020ubuntu318.2) trusty; urgency=medium

  * build/config/ppc64el.cfg: Set the GRUB prefix to ()/boot/grub rather
    than (ieee1275/cdrom)/boot/grub, since not all systems have an
    ieee1275/cdrom devalias (LP: #1334649).
  * Move master kernels to 3.13.0-30.
 -- Adam Conrad <email address hidden> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 13:36:08 -0600

Changed in debian-installer (Ubuntu Trusty):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Adam Conrad (adconrad) on 2014-07-22
tags: added: verification-done
removed: verification-needed

I tested the daily 20140722.3 and it works. I managed to boot and install Ubuntu without dropping into GRUB shell.

We can close this ticket.

We still have the "cas reboot" bug to solve...
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+bug/1334793

karen (westbethany-wheeler) wrote :

Urgent-need all security updates for 14.04 & 14.04.1...Im trying to use the Linux 14.04 disc I bought about 2 months ago, and I have tried to choose and install prime disc for "the same period of time till 1-2 weeks ago, on the install "I read the release notes and will install all the related bug fixes but the main bug is that I am not capable of following all of the notes telling user to install/ACTIVATE Swap using a terminal---I plainly do not know how to type cmds....HELP ME PLSE! CAN U REMOTELY DO THE THINGS THAT I CAN NOT TO USE MY COMPUTER---GETTING REAL MAD....kWHEELER PS I CANT BOOT CORRECTLY TO CK EMAIL--PLSE FIX SWAP

affects: debian-installer (Ubuntu) → debian-installer-launcher (Ubuntu)
Changed in debian-installer-launcher (Ubuntu):
assignee: Colin Watson (cjwatson) → karen (westbethany-wheeler)
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