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Re: Can't boot

David Huggins-Daines <dhd@debian.org> writes:

> Wakko Warner <wakko@animx.eu.org> writes:
> > I downloaded the boot disks from potato and attempted to boot.  I also burnt
> > a cd of the /debian-cd/2.2????/alpha/binary-alpha-1.iso and attempted to
> > boot.  Both produce the same results.
> ARGH. Crap crap crap crap crap.  I was hoping that some people would
> have taken the initiative to actually test this stuff *before* the
> release.  I am not endowed with the massive bandwidth that seems to be
> required in order to make official CD images, so I can only test
> boot-floppies.

If you've got a fix, I might as well do another set to go with the new
set of sparc I've got to do (also non-bootable).

Any idea what the problem is?

> I guess this will be a 2.2r1 issue then.

If it's a trivial CD build problem, rather than a breakage in the
contents of the FTP archive, then I can just rebuild them and call
them something like:


(any better suggestions?)

> > When booting either, I do get through the aboot (using SRM console mode, not
> > ARC)  Once I see the start of the linux boot, the cpu halts and it takes me
> > back to the SRM prompt.  Sometimes I see a line that says the same thing as
> > /proc/version would say.
> > 
> > On the cd, it looks for boot/linux which exists in / not in /boot.
> Okay, well, you are going to need to find the kernel and the root.bin
> ramdisk image, then give them manually to aboot.  Boot with '-flags
> i', then enter them at the prompt:
> aboot> b /linux initrd=<path to root.bin> root=/dev/ram

Ah, OK -- it's got a work around.  Should we just get this added to
the 2.2_rev0 errata then?

Cheers, Phil.

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