installer lacks support for Calxeda ECX-2000

Reported by Andre Przywara on 2013-07-02
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
libdebian-installer (Ubuntu)
Colin Watson
Colin Watson

Bug Description

On a Calxeda ECX-2000 (aka Midway) system the device tree model name is different than that on Highbank, so the installer reports "unknown" instead of the expected "generic".
Easy fix is to add a matching line for Midway. The name comes from the kernel device tree: arch/arm/boot/dts/ecx-2000.dts

dann frazier (dannf) wrote :

fwiw, I *think* the plan is to make libdebian-installer return to exposing the real subarch (highbank, vs. generic), and add the logic to base-installer to know that -generic is the right flavor for a given subarch.

The attachment "libdebian-installer_ecx_2000.patch" seems to be a patch. If it isn't, please remove the "patch" flag from the attachment, remove the "patch" tag, and if you are a member of the ~ubuntu-reviewers, unsubscribe the team.

[This is an automated message performed by a Launchpad user owned by ~brian-murray, for any issues please contact him.]

tags: added: patch
Paolo Pisati (p-pisati) wrote :

i can't comment on future plan for S+, but we need this fix to enable this hw on R, can we get it commited since it's a trivial modification?

Brad Figg (brad-figg) wrote :

This bug is awaiting verification that the kernel in -proposed solves the problem. Please test the kernel and update this bug with the results. If the problem is solved, change the tag 'verification-needed' to 'verification-done'.

If verification is not done by one week from today, this fix will be dropped from the source code, and this bug will be closed.

See https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Testing/EnableProposed for documentation how to enable and use -proposed. Thank you!

tags: added: verification-needed-raring
Brad Figg (brad-figg) on 2013-08-12
Changed in libdebian-installer (Ubuntu Raring):
status: New → Fix Committed
tags: added: verification-done-raring
removed: verification-needed-raring
Changed in libdebian-installer (Ubuntu Saucy):
assignee: nobody → Colin Watson (cjwatson)
Dimitri John Ledkov (xnox) wrote :

There is no prior support ECX-2000 thus this change cannot regress the state on ECX-2000.
Uploading same change into saucy, such that both behave the same, for now.

Brian, will you accept this package into raring-proposed please?

Changed in libdebian-installer (Ubuntu Raring):
status: Fix Committed → In Progress
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package libdebian-installer - 0.87ubuntu2

libdebian-installer (0.87ubuntu2) saucy; urgency=low

  * Add Calxedda ECX-2000 support. (LP: #1196946)
 -- Dmitrijs Ledkovs <email address hidden> Wed, 21 Aug 2013 23:35:25 +0100

Changed in libdebian-installer (Ubuntu Saucy):
status: New → Fix Released

Hello Andre, or anyone else affected,

Accepted libdebian-installer into raring-proposed. The package will build now and be available at http://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/libdebian-installer/0.85ubuntu3.1 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 libdebian-installer (Ubuntu Raring):
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
tags: added: verification-needed
tags: removed: verification-done-raring
Rob Herring (r-herring) wrote :

How do I verify without updated kernel and installer initrd? The install does not appear to pick up the new libdebian-installer. There is also a kernel fix already in raring, but not in the install kernel that is needed for ECX-2000.

Dimitri John Ledkov (xnox) wrote :

From Brian Murray's comment:

Use netboot installer from -proposed:

Boot with the following boot arg:

That should use updated udebs (e.g. libdebian-installer from -proposed).

What kernel are you after? 3.8.0-30.44 ?

Rob Herring (r-herring) wrote :

I have proposed enabled in my preseed and the installer is as specified (which is from Apr 19). Attaching the syslog. There is no indication it has loaded libdebian-installer.

Midway needs 3.8.0-28.41 or later.

Rob Herring (r-herring) wrote :

syslog from netinstall on Midway.

Adam Conrad (adconrad) wrote :

Talked to Rob in person, and he concluded that they don't need this in raring, but they *do* need this in precise for the lts-* backports kernels.

Colin Watson (cjwatson) wrote :

Rob: There's a new installer image in raring-proposed now - URL as earlier, e.g. comment #10. If you could test that would be great. I know raring is about to go EOL, but it would be nice to clear this out first if possible. :-)

Rob Herring (r-herring) wrote :

Have any hardware for me? :)

Andre still has h/w.

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