Re:Continued Debian Boot Problems
At 23:37 -0600 on 12/20/96, Bruce Perens wrote:
> I don't think this is a boot floppy problem.
> Under Debian 1.2, the "wd" driver is in a module. You should be able
> to remove or reconfigure that "wd" module by booting your system with
> the rescue floppy, mounting your hard disk, and editing /etc/modules
> or /etc/conf.modules on the mounted hard disk. You can also boot directly
> from the hard disk by adding the "emergency" command to the boot command
> Since it says "loading device 'eth0', I surmise that you are running kerneld
> and you have /etc/conf.modules aliasing "eth0" to "wd". If that's not the
> case I don't understand how you'd get that driver, unless you built your own
I didn't explain the situation very well and I asked the wrong question.
Let me try again.
I couldn't get the Debian 1.2 disks dated 96-12-8 to boot because the
system would hang. Your suggestion to add the boot command "linux
cm206=0x350" solved the problem.
Because I was having troubles and my request for help had not had enough
time to generate an answer, I built a 1.2 system using a set of 1.1 boot
disks. Everything went very well until I tried to boot the new system.
First I had to specify the boot command "linux cm206=0x350" or else the
system would hang just like the 96-12-8 boot disks. Once I got past that
point, the system now hangs with these messages:
> Loading device 'eth0'
> wd.c:v1.10 9/23/94 ..........
> eth0: WD80x3 at 0x300 00 00 C0 A6 D2 24 WD8003, IRQ5, shared memory at 0xb800
It should be noted that this hardware configuration was working with a 1.1
system before I started over with 1.2.
Hopefully, this explaination should clarify the situation. So, the
1. Why does the ethernet driver WD hang at boot under 1.2 when it was
working under 1.1?
2. Is there some interaction between the boot command "linux
cm206=0x350" and the hanging of the ethernet driver?
3. How do I fix it?
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