[Debootloaders-yaboot] Bug#495930: yaboot: debian stable: 4.0r4a

Folkert van Heusden folkert at vanheusden.com
Thu Aug 21 12:33:38 UTC 2008

Package: yaboot
Version: 1.3.13a-1
Severity: normal

- IBM p52a
- LPAR with diskspace served via VIOS 1.5 (an LV, not a physical disk)
- virtual console accessed via HMC

The problem is that the yaboot configuration-file is installed in /etc. /etc can be in a logical volume: in that case yaboot fails to find its configurationfile at boottime and so fails to boot 
the Debian system. Solution would be putting that configfile in /boot like grub does. Current workaround is not to use LVM at all.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: lenny/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (500, 'testing'), (500, 'stable')
Architecture: powerpc (ppc64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.25-2-powerpc64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=C, LC_CTYPE=C (charmap=ANSI_X3.4-1968)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages yaboot depends on:
ii  libc6                         2.7-13     GNU C Library: Shared libraries

Versions of packages yaboot recommends:
pn  hfsutils                      <none>     (no description available)
ii  powerpc-utils                 1.1.3-22   Various utilities for Linux/PowerP

yaboot suggests no packages.

-- no debconf information

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