Re: PowerPC Clone fails booting 2.6 d-i floppy
On Wed, Oct 20, 2004 at 05:28:27PM -0400, Rick Thomas wrote:
> On Oct 19, 2004, at 9:40 AM, Duane Cottle wrote:
> >So far, I've found a few possible options if I want to pass kernel
> >args w/ boot floppies on this box:
> >1) Make my own miboot image - maybe a bit off track as I'm trying to
> >test _these_ floppies; however, if I got that to work, my success might
> >help the developers. (?)
> I've not tried this. It *may* work. But, as you say, it's off-track.
> >2) Pass 'boot-file' arguments from the OF prompt. Something, again,
> >_might_ help the wizards forego that requirement from installers on
> >this platform: and something I've puposefully neglected doing for
> >obvious reasons to those, like me, who spend too much time in OFland.
> I've tried this. It doesn't work. The arguments never get to the
> kernel. I'm not sure why.
Thanks for keeping me from that black hole.
> I've been wondering about maybe trying the following...
> BootX takes a kernel image and an initrd image and loads them into
> memory along with some kernel args.
> Why can't I take the kernel image and the ramdisk image off the
> floppies and hand them to BootX along with my desired kerenel args?
> That would give me a straightforward way of setting the kernel
> arguments without having to make my own boot floppies.
> What do you think?
True. Just to recap, the issue to resolve is the 2.4 floppies hanging on
this, and I think, other oldworlds. Now I don't know what causes the
hang. I have no clue, as I don't have a serial console to get the
boot.img messages. So, as was suggested above, passing frame buffer args
and console args might reveal the culprit(s).
So I will try your suggestion and get back.