Bug#43116: marked as done (Sparc boot floppy doesn't eject)
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Subject: Sparc boot floppy doesn't eject
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When attempting to boot off of resc1440-2.2.1.bin, the kernel prompts
for a root disk, but does not eject the current floppy. This results
floppy0: io-port xxxxx in use
and then the kernel panics because it cannot mount the root filesystem.
Ejecting the floppy from boot monitor does not fix the problem.
I replaced the default kernel with one that I cross-compiled from
2.2.10 sources, and everything worked fine. This seems to indicate
that the problem is with the kernel.
Was the ROOT_DEV specified correctly in the top level Makefile?
The machine in question is an Axil 320 with 64MB RAM, and ROM 2.19
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From: Adam Di Carlo <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 19 Dec 1999 18:51:16 -0500
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This seems to be an obscure bug in the kernel or the hardware. I am
closing this bug. If you would like to see this fixed, please bring
it up on the Sparc Kernel lists.
.....Adam Di Carlo....adam@onShore.com.....<URL:http://www.onShore.com/>