Package: debian-installer
Severity: important
Version: 20081105

Tried to install Debian Lenny on a VIA EPIA SN (VIA C7, i386 arch)
board today. This one has a VIA Rhine II (VT6102) and a VIA Velocity
(VT6120/VT6121/VT6122) NIC.

When detecting the network cards, the kernel panics. In the log I saw
that the panic happened while "ip" was running.

The panic hasn't happened with an old, 2.6.24 based Lenny installer I
tried first (but didn't seem to have LVM support). seems to be exactly
the problem I have. Looks like the problem has been introduced with
2.6.26, so it's really a regression.

Tried the Installer from 29. Oct. 2008 (AFAIK RC1) as well as the
daily snapshot from today (5. Nov. 2008).

Workaround is to add "pci=noacpi" at the boot prompt as reported in
the comments to the above mentioned kernel bug report.

Regards, Axel
Axel Beckert - -

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