Re: Can't boot with new kernel
I tried different things to boot my new kernel.
miBoot on a floppy
I made a floppy with boot-floppy-hfs.img and edit the System folder with
ResEdit to boot with my filesystem. I changed the root param to
I think this boot the kernel on the floppy with my filesystem
miBoot and new kernel
I tried to make a new boot floppy with my own kernel. I used the scripts found
at http://cvs.debian.org/boot-floppies/powerpc-specials/miBoot/ to build my
The floppy boots the system and I see the icon of the penguin instead of the
MacOS icon, however at a certain point it freezes and I must reboot. I don't
get any error message, the computer simply stops to read from the drive and
hang there with the penguin icon. By the way, the kernel image I used on the
floppy is the one found at arch/ppc/boot/images/miboot.image
I also tried to simply replace the zImage file on the floppy with my own.
hcopy miboot.image :zImage
The computer hangs the same way as above.
I tried to boot with quik with almost all the different images produced by the
make and found under arch/ppc/boot/images
The first three ones give a unknown image format error
The last one gives a DEFAULT CATCH!, code=FFF00300
And the standard vmlinux begin to load and gives a returning 0x00000000 from
I am not sure if it I can't boot because of the bootloader or because I didn't
configured the kernel properly. I guess that the zImage found on the
boot-floppy-hfs is the same than the one currently on my system, provided by
the Woody 3.0 installation.
Anybody has a hint for me? Does the image has to be an a HFS partition or
miboot can load it from the linux file system? Can I use the floppy to boot a
kernel on the hard drive?
What can I do to get more detailed error message when the boot fails? What
should I do the be sure that my kernel config is correct?
Lèche-vitrine ou lèche-écran ?