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Re: SYM53c8xx Panic on Boot: 2.6.1rc1 (Alpha)

On Fri, Jan 09, 2004 at 11:23:55AM -0600, John Goerzen wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 05, 2004 at 11:22:39AM -0500, Jay Estabrook wrote:
> > > No, I could not find it in the config system, though to be honest I
> > > haven't looked closely and may have missed something obvious.
> > 
> > Well, it looks like some patches went into RC1 for the SYM_2 driver;
> > since I had no problems with stock 2.6.0 and SYM_2, any chance you
> > could try that instead?
> I can... perhaps I'll try 2.6.1 first though and see what that does.

Shouldn't be much different, but better the actual release...

> It was always my understanding that once booted, the console in use
> wouldn't matter.  Is that understanding correct?

Console won't matter, but with SRM, you get so-called SRM PALcode,
which is more stable and more complete than the EBSDK PALcode one
gets from MILO.

> Also, I also thought that I would have to repartition my disks to
> switch consoles; is that correct as well?

That is correct; at least the one you wish to boot from, which could be
a floppy, or network (BOOTP), or old/small IDE, instead of the SCSI one(s).


Jay A Estabrook                            HPTC - LINUX support
Hewlett-Packard Company - MRO1-2/K15       (508) 467-2080
200 Forest Street, Marlboro MA 01752       Jay.Estabrook@hp.com

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