I installed the complete system on a new XFS partition but was unable of
install yaboot because of #244957. So I rebooted the system using the
installation disk and typed, at the boot prompt:
hd:4 root=/dev/hda4 rw
but the kernel was unable to mount the root partition probably because
XFS isn't compiled into the default kernel (2.4.25-powerpc-pmac).
I reinstalled everthing using ext3 and the new system mounted the root
I believe that all filesystems offered during the installation need to
be compiled *into* the kernel.
When rebooting (with ext3) I found that /etc/fstab contained only one
line: # UNCONFIGURED FSTAB FOR BASE SYSTEM
After rebooting I kept the installation process until prompted for APT
sources. The system found the installation CD inserted so it indexed it,
but then I was unable to specify a different CD I have because I couldn't
eject the first CD. I had to switch to the second console, login as root,
execute eject, read the error message, find out the device name for the
cdrom, execute 'eject /dev/hdc', switch back to the first console.
Then I selected to do not use aptitude, dselect or apt-get and I still
got a message about installing popularity-context but APT stopped
asking for a cdrom but it couldn't mount it because of the wrong /etc/fstab
thanks for your bug report. Newest Debian unstable ships much newer
linux 2.6 kernels. So either your bug repot got solved or due to new
packageing is no longer relevant. therefor closing.
if you still experience the mentioned problem, don't hesitate to write
back and the report will be reopened.