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Re: compiling kernel on EB SX164

On Tuesday 18 March 2003 08:02 am, Jure Buble wrote:
> Hi,
> did anyone succesfully boot kernel 2.4.18 on SX 164 EB?
> I can compile kernel, but am unable to boot. The machine hangs
> on unable to mount root FS.
> Yes I assumed that i have something wrong in the kernel
> config, but whatever i do machine wont boot. I also upgraded
> to gcc 3.2, but even that did not help.

It could be the issue you're having is a common EB164 DMA bug.  
This patch works around it.


The issue is described at:

http://skarpsey.dyndns.org/alpha-lfs/alpha.html (search for 

In any case the patch should be harmless to apply, even if it 
doesn't fix your problem.  I've got it applied even though I 
don't suffer from this issue.

> Is it possible that i have problems beacuse i use AlphaBios
> and not SRM?

Possibly, but IIRC AlphaBIOS+MILO should be able to handle that 
kernel.  It's usually preferable to switch to SRM anyways, of 

"If a server crashes in a server farm and no one pings it, does 
it still cost four figures to fix?"

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