First, thank you for the great work you do with the NetInst images for m68k, I really appreciate the effort of keeping Linux alive on this architecture.
I should have on my hands shortly a 060 accelerator for my Amiga 1200 that would
allow me to test the image on real hardware. Meanwhile I tested it on WinUAE and
it looks like most of the installation is working correctly. However I am hitting
some difficulties with the disk partitioning.
Before running the kernel and debian-installer I set up my harddrive with HDToolbox
as told in .
It looks like the kernel can identify correctly my partition scheme as seen in 
and... although the partitioner tool in the installer recognizes the harddisk at
/dev/hda, it is not able to identify any existing partitions, as seen in .
A test I was able to complete successfully is to open an installer console (ALT+F2)
and format my partition /dev/hda3 with mkfs.ext2. I can also mount it on the console.
However, regardless of that, the installer partitioner won't detect it. Is there
something that I am missing?
Some additional information:
* Harddisk size: 32 GB
- /dev/hda1 AFFS - 518 MB
- /dev/hda2 AFFS - 12 GB
- /dev/hda3 LNX\0 - 8 GB
- /dev/hda4 SWP\0 - 512 MB
- /dev/hda5 NBR\0 - 8 GB
- /dev/hda6 NBS\0 - 512 MB
* Emulated Amiga: 1200
* ROM: 3.2 (the new one from Hyperion)
Afterwards it proceeds to install the base system, but eventually hangs(...)
up in one of the "Retrieving xxxxx" packages, never going beyond 6% due
to seek errors on the CD-ROM through A1200 Gayle IDE driver (I guess due
to something odd in the emulation).
I was able to overcome the IDE CD drive errors by configuring WinUAE to emulate
the Commodore A2091 SCSI controller and attaching the CD drive to it. This was
automatically detected by d-i and the install progressed nicely without any seek
The next problem I am facing is a very specific one in the Install base system stage,
in the base-passwd package, that after "Setting up" dpkg stage in throws a segmentation
fail due to a bad kernel trap . I tested the install twice to make sure the error
happen at the same exact point so it's not random. Once again, it could be related to
emulation, so two questions:
1. Has anyone in this list been successful installing Debian with the 2021-04-14 image on Amiga?
2. If I were to try the image on a real Amiga without CD drive, what would be the procedure?
As I told in previous messages, the hd-media initrd looks like the right one for this case,
but where do I place the ISO image?
I guess my best bet would be to try the hd-media initrd, but I tried to copy the
ISO to a FAT16 partition in the Amiga RDB disk and the d-i was not able to detect it.
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