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Re: amiboot 6.0snapshot freezes machine

On Fri, Apr 12, 2013 at 02:56:53AM +0200, John Paul Adrian Glaubitz wrote:
> Hi,
> I have been trying for quite some time to get Debian boot on my
> Amiga 1200 with 68030/50 with 64MB FAST (ACA-1230/50 accelerator by
> Individual Computers) as well as an Indivision AGA Mk2 flicker fixer
> installed.

No Amiga1200 here, and I have been unsuccessful so far to get one at the
auction sites (for a reasonable price).
> I tried several install images, but I could never get Debian to
> boot. With Woody and Sarge, the screen just went black (out of sync
> from the FF) while Etch and later would just let the machine freeze
> immediately after running the StartInstall script.
> Anyway, it turned out that the issue for Woody and Sarge is my
> flicker fixer, I could hook up the Amiga to a serial console and
> boot the kernel with console=ttyS0,9600n8.
> However, what's more interesting is that the freezing amiboot
> problem actually seems to be a known issue [1] and keeps me from
> installing any later version of Debian.
> Using amiboot 5.6 won't help as the compressed image of the later
> kernels is too large for that version of amiboot to handle.

Since 2.6(?) I use only uncompressed kernels. This works on A2k, A3k, and A4k.
The latest 3.x Debian kernels may be too big for that if you have 128MB RAM,
it seems. On kullervo, the kernel boots, since it has only 112MB RAM (no
idea where the rest went), on crest and aahz, I used a memfile to reduce the
available memory 112MB or so, and then it works.
> Does anybody have an idea what the issue with the freezing amiboot
> 6.0snapshot could be?

I don't know if I ever tried that version. We are shipping that on a CD?


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