Sun, 28 Jun 2009

i386/amd64 d-i images for Lenny, kernel version 2.6.30 + firmware + ext4 support

For those who would like to use Linux kernel 2.6.30 for installing Debian Lenny, here it is. Enjoy.

  • Debian 5.0.1 Lenny based.
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.30 (as same as Debian unstable)
  • Support IDE disk again. (yes, I hadn't noticed ide-disk renamed to ide-gd_mod)
  • pre-located firmware (linux-firmware package will be installed if d-i detects your machine needs it. This image supports bnx2 and bnx2x also)
  • experimental WPA support (not tested)
  • [update on 28 Jun] Added ext4 support. You can choose ext4 filesystem at partition manager screen. Don't try to use ext4 for your root partition (or see FAQ).

By the way,

I'm going to Debconf9.
Comments

This doesn't allow for ext4 formatting, does it?

Posted by Shane at 2009/06/26 (Fri) 22:52:08

Thanks to you

I had a problem with the current lenny and squeeze dailys who don't see the hard disk of new intel dg35ec motherboard and with your iso and 2.6.30 it works like a charm so many thanks !!
The ubuntu karmic alpha2 works too but it's quite instable for the moment.
I suspect that my motherboard needs a 2.6.30 kernel, but i have older dg35ec motherboard who never had problems with lenny
Lenny is rocking

Posted by andre lasfargues at 2009/06/27 (Sat) 07:37:17

This appears to work very nicely on my Acer Aspire One (where the wireless isn't covered by 2.6.26)
Thank you once again for your hard work.

Posted by Andy Cater at 2009/06/27 (Sat) 19:50:26

Hi,

Thanks a lot for your backported images. I bought some new hardware that doesn't work wit Lenny by default. Your ISO's made it boot and install correctly, currently getting 1 GB/s using Linux software RAID.

Thanks again!

Louwrentius

Posted by Louwrentius at 2009/06/27 (Sat) 21:27:32

Thanks for the bnx2 driver :D

Posted by Gregory Aular Franco at 2009/06/28 (Sun) 13:59:17

HowTo

Hi,

Thanks for the great work!

I was wondering if you could post a short howto on backporting the 2.6.30 to the Lenny installer. I've been trying to do this myself and have read the documentation in http://wiki.debian.org/DebianInstaller/Modify/CustomKernel back and forth.

My problem is that when it comes to the disk-detect stage I'm always getting the message No disk drive was detected.

Hope you can help.

Posted by James Bellison at 2009/07/01 (Wed) 17:00:14

James,
If that disk is PATA, I suspect you haven't changed kernel-wedge yet to include IDE disk driver, which is renamed to ide-gd_mod from ide-disk in recent kernel.

Posted by kmuto at 2009/07/01 (Wed) 18:27:42

Small error - VirtualBox

Thanks a lot for your work!
I working with laptop HP2230s (Debian Lenny/amd64) and I have small problem only with VirtualBox (kernel failed).

Everything else is working very well ...

Posted by Kili at 2009/07/01 (Wed) 21:15:36

You are absolutely right about ide-disk. Soon as I included ide-gd_mod in kernel-wedge disk-detect works again! Thank you so much!

Posted by James Bellison at 2009/07/01 (Wed) 22:22:06

I'd like to thank you for your work. I have returned to debian on my laptop ( I had Archlinux because of WiFi ). With a little modification of xorg.conf and my lovely distro is alive again for my laptop.
Thank you.

I tried to install on an ext4 partition but I could not install grub boot loader.

Sorry for my english

Posted by Yiannis at 2009/07/02 (Thu) 05:40:20

Yiannis,

You're welcome. Please see FAQ in d-i page for booting from ext4. Though I recommend to use ext4 for only non-boot partition.

Posted by kmuto at 2009/07/02 (Thu) 08:07:51

Shit, the iso fails me after select INSTALL or Graphical INSTALL when detect the sata units

Posted by Albert at 2009/07/09 (Thu) 20:27:31

Incorrect bnx2 firmware location

Hi Kenshi,

Thank you for making these backported images available.

I have noticed a minor error regarding the included firmware for the bnx2 driver in kernel 2.6.30 (Lenny i386 0627 image). The bnx2-{mips,rv2p}-* files need to be placed in /lib/firmware/bnx2 instead of /lib/firmware.

For users affected by this (i.e. Broadcom NetXtreme II NICs: 5706, 5708, 5709, 5716), switch to a console from the installer (Alt-F2) and move the firmware to the expected location:

cd /lib/firmware
mkdir bnx2
mv bnx2-mips-* bnx2-rv2p-* bnx2

Switch back to the installer (Alt-F1) and continue with network hardware detection.

Posted by Geoff Simmons at 2009/07/09 (Thu) 22:04:22

Albert,

I like to see more polite word. Anyway, how is 'fail'? reboot? hang-up?
How about using USB (hd-media) + copied ISO?

Posted by kmuto at 2009/07/10 (Fri) 08:08:25

Geoff,

Thanks for you nice advice!
I'll fix it on next upload.

Posted by kmuto at 2009/07/10 (Fri) 08:09:41

Any chance build from lenny 5.02 ?

Posted by UnderXP at 2009/07/13 (Mon) 08:37:40

UnderXP,

It will be on next upload, maybe when 2.6.31 is released.
You can update easily from 5.0.1 to 5.0.2 by using aptitude update & aptitude safe-upgrade.

Posted by kmuto at 2009/07/13 (Mon) 08:58:24

Adaptec 94xx

This custom version have support to adaptec 94xx?

Posted by Arielson Ferreira at 2009/07/15 (Wed) 00:25:13

Arielson,

Yes.

Posted by kmuto at 2009/07/15 (Wed) 11:20:10

Problems with bnx2x

2.6.30-1-amd64, at least, does not work with my BL460 G6 HP Proliant blade server.
I tired your installer and the package from backports, there's a symbol lookup problem with crc32 when bnx2x is loaded.

Thanks for your work.

Posted by Gilles Mocellin at 2009/08/02 (Sun) 00:35:30

Modules for the backported kernel

How do I get module-assistant to get the modules for this kernel?
# m-a prepare
...
E: Couldn't find package linux-headers-2.6.30-1-amd64
...
#

I'm trying to get the ATI driver, fglrx, to install.

Posted by Bobby R at 2009/08/04 (Tue) 04:00:54

A bug in your ISO

Hi, first of all, thanks for your great work!

There's a bug in the version of libparted in your ISO that prevents me to install Debian in my new laptop.

I found the bug and solution but I don't know how to build the install CD.

Can you apply the patch or just use the last version of libparted and upgrade your great ISO?

Bug:http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=502618
Patch:http://www.mail-archive.com/debian-bugs-rc@lists.debian.org/msg159543.html

Thanks a lot!

Posted by JP at 2009/08/12 (Wed) 00:43:48

No SATA


I have try your latest backport ..all is fine but no drive is detected.

It was a ICH10 6 port SATA AHCI controller (8086:3a02) , it seem need ahci sub-driver of libata.

It's possible to include it?

Bye.

Posted by Manu at 2009/08/13 (Thu) 00:56:39

how install with kde??

Hi kmuto, im an antique fan of your work...after some years, i resolved download your lastest image of debian 2.6.30 for my notebook, but i have one doubt: your .iso cames with kde or i have to install it from apt-get?? If it cames with kde, how install it?? I already try follow this in main menu: advanced option >> alternative desktop enviroment >> kde, but no results...some clue?

Posted by Andre at 2009/08/15 (Sat) 09:04:12

Gilles,
I don't have a machine with bnx2x. I can't help you so much, sorry.

Bobby,
CD includes linux-headers. Check FAQ.

JP,
Thank you for your suggestion. I'll apply this patch.

Manu,
Linux new AHCI driver (ahci) should detect AHCI controller flag without any definitions. Please check your BIOS that it uses pure AHCI mode.

Andre,
Please try tasks=kde-desktop boot parameter.

Posted by kmuto at 2009/08/15 (Sat) 11:28:20

Please try tasks=kde-desktop boot parameter

how i introduce this command line?

Posted by andre at 2009/08/15 (Sat) 11:39:04

andre,
At installer boot screen with Debian logo, push Tab key.
You can append parameters for the installer.

Posted by kmuto at 2009/08/15 (Sat) 11:44:34

Please try tasks=kde-desktop boot parameter

how i introduce this command line?

Posted by andre at 2009/08/15 (Sat) 12:44:37

problem with the kde boot parameter

i press tab and put this command in the end of the line...but when i do it, the screen beguns to show very very ultra fast something write...is too much fast, i cant read...and its all the same phrase...nothing happens and still on it...some clue?

Posted by andre at 2009/08/15 (Sat) 12:50:51

problem with the kde boot parameter

i press tab and put this command in the end of the line...but when i do it, the screen beguns to show very very ultra fast something write...is too much fast, i cant read...and its all the same phrase...nothing happens and still on it...some clue?

Posted by andre at 2009/08/15 (Sat) 13:20:08

problem with the kde boot parameter

i press tab and put this command in the end of the line...but when i do it, the screen beguns to show very very ultra fast something write...is too much fast, i cant read...and its all the same phrase...nothing happens and still on it...some clue?

Posted by andre at 2009/08/15 (Sat) 13:37:04

150mb with kde?

Kmuto, i was wondering: this 150 mb image really have kde on this???

Posted by andre at 2009/08/15 (Sat) 13:43:42

andre,

hmm, I misred your first comment.
Of course netinst ISO doesn't include KDE. KDE (or GNOME) will be taken from Internet during the installation.
You have already chosen kde installation and it went fail. That's interesting... I need a full log.

Posted by kmuto at 2009/08/15 (Sat) 13:50:05

look what i did

Dude, i did it:

first, my internet connection does not configs in the installation (its not a problem in the instalator, but in my internet)...so look what i did:

install your netinstall iso without internet support, and then, after, i config the /etc/resolv.conf and /etc/network/interfaces with a live cd...easy isnt it???

So, then, i put in sources.list repositories, everything testing and give this command:

apt-get -f install x-window-system xserver-xorg kdebase kde-i18n-ptbr kdm

OK, it installs kde, BBUUUUUTTTTTT...the sessions does not starts...when i loggen in, it backs to the loggin screen...

so, i install your iso everything again, but now, i used instead, the stable repositories...

Now everything (appears) to be fine, i already enter in my kde user session...now left config everything and install all the programs...thanx again kmuto!

Posted by andre at 2009/08/16 (Sun) 06:32:01

andre,
Welcome Debian world. FYI I think "tasksel install kde-desktop brazilian-portuguese-kde-desktop" is easier way.

Posted by kmuto at 2009/08/16 (Sun) 21:50:56

BL460c G6

For some reason I'm not even getting as far with the BL460c as Gilles is, it hangs before I even get to the menu saying:

(process:1654): INFO: kbd-mode: setting console mode to Unicode (UTF-8)

ctrl-alt-del doesnt do anything anymore either, have to power it off then.

Could use some help thx :)

Posted by Red15 at 2009/08/27 (Thu) 01:26:31

Thanks for the images!

Red15: you may want to try with ���install fb=false���. I was having the very same problem as you're having, and that fixed it.

Posted by KiBi at 2009/09/13 (Sun) 08:30:20

Same Error To Me

(process:1654): INFO: kbd-mode: setting console mode to Unicode (UTF-8)

Posted by Umut Akyol at 2009/10/02 (Fri) 01:43:06

Please see FAQ "Installer always stops after 'setting console mode to Unicode (UTF-8)'." on my d-i page.

Posted by kmuto at 2009/10/02 (Fri) 08:44:17

Kernel 2.6.31

Hi,

thank you for your great work, but i have one question:
When do you think could you build a new cd with kernel 2.6.31 (as it is in unstable)? i use an very new Mainboard which gets full support (NIC an do on...)with 2.6.31.

Posted by Knut Kiesewetter at 2009/10/30 (Fri) 06:58:45

Kernel 2.6.31

Hi,

thank you for your great work, but i have one question:
When do you think could you build a new cd with kernel 2.6.31 (as it is in unstable)? i use an very new Mainboard which gets full support (NIC an do on...)with 2.6.31.

Posted by Knut Kiesewetter at 2009/10/30 (Fri) 06:59:50

how to support driver in Lenny's 2.6.26 kernel.

how to support driver in Lenny's 2.6.26 kernel.

Posted by hidear at 2009/11/05 (Thu) 10:32:57

how to support bcm5716 driver in Lenny's 2.6.26 kernel.

how to support bcm5716 driver in Lenny's 2.6.26 kernel.

Posted by hidear at 2009/11/05 (Thu) 10:34:05

keyboard failure with your image

Dear,

I encountered a strange keyboard error with the 2.6.30 image you provide. The keyboard worked in the beginning (boot and installer selection menu) but stopped working at the ncurses interface. The computer is a Dell optiplex 760. I could solve it by installing the stable installer, and use a backported kernel for my nic.

In any case thanks for your efforts (I did use your installers successfully before, and most likely will use them again in the future ;-))

Dirk

Posted by Dirk Van Hertem at 2009/12/14 (Mon) 09:25:59

Hi,

you really saved my live back there with your backported image!!!!!!! Thank you very much!!! I just bought a new notebook, and had a lot of troubles getting the ethernet interface and wlan running. also, i saw myself sitting and working on a solution to these issues for the next 72hrs. so you saved me hours of work!! :-)
Thanks alot, and greetings from austria,
andreas.

Posted by andreas windisch at 2009/12/20 (Sun) 06:49:40

the hd-image seems to be broken.

Posted by Vosa2000 at 2010/07/23 (Fri) 02:04:52

Will this ISO have support for my Broadcom Ethernet controller? I cannot install Squeeze via any method I have tried and have internet.

$ lspci -nn | grep -i ethernet
08:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4401-B0 100Base-TX [14e4:170c] (rev 02)

Posted by Rifester at 2010/08/15 (Sun) 22:22:48
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