Today I took a small break and decided to install Debian on APM Mustang. How it went? Read on.
Requirements: – kernel and initramfs from Debian daily d-i builds – USB stick with GRUB from Fedora (one from my second Fedora installation – APM Mustang with UEFI – serial cable connected to Mustang and other computer – Ethernet cable to get network on Mustang
Why did I used GRUB from Fedora? Debian one had issues with finding own modules (or something like that).
Ok, so let’s boot into GRUB. Once there load kernel and initramfs:
linux /debian/vmlinux console=ttyS0,115220 initrd /debian/initrd.gz boot
Installation went smooth. To the point when installer tried to install GRUB 🙁
Rebooted, loaded freshly installed kernel/initramfs from Fedora boot loader but still failed:
Begin: Loading essential drivers ... done. Begin: Running /scripts/init-premount ... done. Begin: Mounting root file system ... Begin: Running /scripts/local-top ... done. Begin: Waiting for root file system ... done. Gave up waiting for root device. Common problems: - Boot args (cat /proc/cmdline) - Check rootdelay= (did the system wait long enough?) - Check root= (did the system wait for the right device?) - Missing modules (cat /proc/modules; ls /dev)
So will not check how Debian works on APM Mustang. But bug will be reported.