ltsp-client package fails to boot on VIA processors (VIA-EDEN, etc)

Bug #19713 reported by Scott Balneaves on 2005-08-15
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
initramfs-tools (Ubuntu)
High
Jeff Bailey

Bug Description

When booting an LTSP thin client, if the client uses a non-"686" type CPU (i.e.,
a VIA processor) client will load the kernel, but fail to run anything because
of "libc.so.6 library not found" errors. If one boots with a "proper" 686
processor (a Celeron 733 was used in testing) it works fine.

Jeff Bailey (jbailey) wrote :

I just want to make sure - You're buliding the initramfs on an i686, and then
booting on a via chip, right?

If yes, then I see what the problem is - I need to force it to not use the
optimised libraries, even when they're available.

Matt Zimmerman (mdz) wrote :

Yes, that's it exactly

Jeff Bailey (jbailey) wrote :

Fixed in initramfs-tools 0.21

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