I'm trying to autoinstall 8.1 on an IBM ThinkPad T30 but on console 3, I get the following lines:
NFS mount ok Setting up localhost...done going for automatic install Loading image "/var/adm/mount/boot/root"... mount: /ddev/ram2: we need a loop device mount: using /dev/loop0 starting /mounts/instsys/sbin/inst_setup yast install program exit code is 139 sync... ok
Then nothing happens.
If I then try to give the command "/mounts/instsys/sbin/inst_setup yast" on console no. 2, I get errors like
ln: creating symbolic link `/mounts/instsys/usr/share/zoneinfo/.*' to `../../../../..//mounts/instsys/usr/share/zoneinfo/.*': Read-only file system
and then later
ln: cannot remove `/proc/1/exe': Permission denied
The the installation proceeds using the ncurses interface, but later printer "No bios found at: 0xc0000" in the top left corner of the screen.
As you can deduce from my previous postings on the list, I use a patched installation tree. Could this be the cause?
I changed a line in "/tftboot/pxelinux/default" from
append console=ttyS0,9800 console=tty0 load_ramdisk=1 initrd=initrd install=nfs://126.96.36.199/dist/suse/8.1 autoyast=nfs://188.8.131.52/dist/suse/control-files/ insmod=e100
append load_ramdisk=1 initrd=initrd install=nfs://184.108.40.206/dist/suse/8.1 autoyast=nfs://220.127.116.11/dist/suse/control-files/ insmod=e100
and now the intallation starts in graphical mode without any apparent errors, and things appear to work fine (except for the keyboard not being set to Danish). I understand that using a serial console (which I don't use) should start the installation in ncurses-mode, but why does graphical mode work when ncurses-mode doesn't?