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Re: [opensuse] Call for Testing: openSUSE 10.2 Bootloader Test
- From: Andreas Jaeger <aj@xxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun, 29 Apr 2007 11:56:15 +0200
- Message-id: <m3647fmrls.fsf@xxxxxxxxxxx>
We've fixed bug 266886 - a bug with raid setups and our developers and
QA team have tested heavily all situations they could think of.
I've just released a new repository with an updated perl-bootloader -
and a new kernel with some minor fixes to:
We're going to release this the next days as official updates unless
somebody finds another serious problem.
Thanks for all your help with testing!
P.S. Full quote as reminder ;-)
Andreas Jaeger <aj@xxxxxxx> writes:
> The last kernel update for openSUSE 10.2 showed a couple of bugs (see
> bugreport #252911) in the code that updates the bootloader configuration
> after a kernel update. We have tried to fix all of them and did
> internal testing - and fixed further bugs encountered during the
> internal testing. Now we're confident that we have fixed everything we
> tested ;-) - but would like to have the code tested in many more
> Therefore I've created a repository that contains a new perl-Bootloader
> package and a new kernel.
> The new kernel contains as most interesting feature the re-enablement of
> CONFIG_USB_DEVICEFS - and also a small number of bugfixes. For me it's
> most interesting to have the kernel so that you can test that the
> bootloader rewrite works ;-)
> Please add the following URL as repository for testing:
> Please install *first* the perl-bootloader patch and then *afterwards*
> the kernel patch.
> Scenarios to test:
> * openSUSE 10.2 & 10.3 (Alpha) installed with
> - /boot primary partition
> - /boot logical partition
> - / primary partition
> - / logical partition
> - persistent device links (default)
> - LVM proposal
> - EVMS proposal
> - fakeraid
> * Various architectures (i386, x86_64, ...)
> * Various bootloaders (GRUB, LILO, ...)
> * Update/install/remove kernels with rpm
> - Will new boot entries be created/removed?
> - Will new entries be inserted on top (e.g. in menu.lst)?
> - In case of default/smp/bigsmp kernels, will failsafe entries be created?
> - Is the label correct, thus "<Distribution> -- Kernel-<version-release>"?
> * Handling of default entries
> - New kernels should only become default if the kernel referring to the
> former default entry has the same flavour (e.g. 'smp' or 'xen')
> * System must be bootable ;)
> Please report everything in bugzilla and mention that you used the
> 10.2-bootloader-test repository.
> Thanks for your help,
Andreas Jaeger, aj@xxxxxxx, http://www.suse.de/~aj/
SUSE LINUX Products GmbH, GF: Markus Rex, HRB 16746 (AG Nürnberg)
Maxfeldstr. 5, 90409 Nürnberg, Germany
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