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Re: Is Debian 9 supposed to work on a Geode?

On Thu 02 May 2019 at 23:33:06 +0200, Francesco Poli wrote:

> On Thu, 2 May 2019 20:49:28 +0100 Brian wrote:
> [...]
> > In #917569
> > 
> >   https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=917569
> > 
> > Francesco Poli treats upgrading one buster Soekris net5501 installation
> > to another one. This implies he might very well have been running that
> > device on stretch. Or, for that matter, running on a previous buster.
> > 
> > I have previously found Francesco to be very co-operative, so I have put
> > him in a Cc:.
> Hello!  :-)
> I am afraid I will disappoint you a bit this time...   :-p

Not at all. You have provided exactly the quality of information

> The only thing I can say is that I run Debian testing on my Soekris
> net5501. The box has always tracked Debian testing, hence it only used
> to run stretch when stretch was testing (that is to say, *before*
> stretch was released as stable). It currently runs an updated buster
> (== current Debian testing) and the Linux kernel is able to boot.

Björn has exactly the same machine as you. You use yours on buster;
he cannot even use it on stretch. Aren't computers wonderful? :)

> I don't know whether the bug I reported (#917569) against
> linux/4.19.12-1 corresponds to the same issue that Björn is
> experiencing with linux/4.9.168-1 (#928340)...
> I am sorry I cannot be of more help.

My machine doesn't differ in any significant way from Björn's. You
motivated me to to upgrade from stretch, where it worked, to buster.
No problem booting, so my answer to the subject header (Is Debian 9
supposed to work on a Geode?) is a resounding "yes".