Re: Can't boot
David Huggins-Daines <email@example.com> writes:
> Wakko Warner <firstname.lastname@example.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
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?