Re: Minimal powerpc kernel, miboot users please test (Was Re: modularized powerpc kernel)
On Thu, Oct 23, 2003 at 06:58:08AM -0700, Chris Tillman wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 23, 2003 at 11:03:46AM +0200, Sven Luther wrote:
> > On Wed, Oct 22, 2003 at 09:01:25PM -0700, Chris Tillman wrote:
> > > On Thu, Oct 23, 2003 at 05:14:21AM +0200, Goswin von Brederlow wrote:
> > > > "Chris Tillman" <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> > > >
> > > > > However, it didn't get much farther when I tried a kernel that did
> > > > > have drivers ... it read the partitions OK, but failed soon after
> > > >
> > > > You are trying to read the ramdisk of /dev/ram which can't work.
> > > > "root=/dev/fd0 load_ramdisk=1" would load from floppy respectively.
> > >
> > > Ah. I tried using a floppy ramdisk with the regular image, and it did
> > > load it up. But Sven's image still didn't work. It prompts for the
> > > floppy disk, but doesn't continue after I press Enter. I seem to
> > > remember a similar problem cropping up with 2.2.17, when powerpc was a
> > > young'n. Maybe something to do with the adb keyboard?
> > Well, another problem could be that the initrd is broken, like seems to
> > be the case with the initrd i built the other day from Gowsin's tree.
> > And i guess you need to build the initrd with the right modules or
> > something. Gaudenz can you comment on this ?
> The initrd I was using was from woody boot-floppies, as I mentioned
> the regular kernel did load it.
Mmm, could you look at the /boot/config-2.4.22-powerpc file, and try to
adapt it, and build a kernel which does work for you ? Even if this
means adding some stuff, we have to isolate where the problem is.
I will upload 2.4.22-2 as is though, as it will need to pass the NEW
queue anyway, and we can fix the powerpc-small config in a future -3