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Re: Debugging Multia boot problems: take one

On Sun, Feb 12, 2006 at 09:25:58AM -0600, Harmon Seaver wrote:
> Steve Langasek wrote:

> >I've taken a first step towards debugging the sarge boot problems on the
> >Multia.  At http://people.debian.org/~vorlon/alpha-etch-with-old-aboot.iso,
> >you can find a current etch "mini-iso" image built with the aboot from
> >woody (aboot 0.9-1).  If people can try this on their Multias and let me
> >know whether it boots, that would be appreciated; I don't have a Multia to
> >test on.

>      I'll try that.  Does etch have the hostap drivers and net_radio
> turned on in the kernel, BTW?


> >Also, has anyone tried using one of the netboot images on the Multia?  If
> >it's relevant, I can provide hacked netboot images as well to save people
> >the trouble of repeatedly burning CDs; but I haven't heard anyone report
> >problems with netboot on the Multia, just CD booting.

>      I haven't tried the netboot because I only have internet access via
> wifi and haven't yet figured out bridging well enough to get it working
> on my desktop. The bridge "works" but doesn't route.

Ok.  It may still be useful to know whether it boots.

> >The last thing I need is for someone to confirm for me that using unmodified
> >woody install CDs also works on these same Multia systems that can't boot
> >sarge.

>      Yes, it does here. On my multia, with 256mb ram, I can boot 30r5
> and 30r6 with no problem.


On Sun, Feb 12, 2006 at 09:43:58AM -0600, Harmon Seaver wrote:

>        Unfortunately, that doesn't boot. Aboot starts, loads initrd and
> then vmlinuz and then it just sits there, just like the others.

Hmm, alright.  And it isn't just that console output is being sent somewhere
other than you're looking for it?

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
vorlon@debian.org                                   http://www.debian.org/

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