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Re: can't boot kernel 4.x on SX164

On Tue, Feb 23, 2016 at 12:23:44PM -0500, Alex Winbow wrote:
> On Sat, 20 Feb 2016, Helge Deller wrote:
> >On 20.02.2016 08:41, Michael Cree wrote:
> >>On Sat, Feb 20, 2016 at 12:09:49AM -0500, Alex Winbow wrote:
> >>>	I'm unable to boot kernel 4.2 or 4.4 on SX164. aboot loads the kernel
> >>>and the initrd successfully, then returns to the SRM prompt -- no
> >>>error messages. (I'm using kernel 3.16 at present.)
> >>>	Are there any known issues with Linux 4.x over 3.x on alpha, or on
> >>>SX164/EB164 in particular?
> >>Yes, I have seen the same thing with the Debian 4.3 generic kernel.
> >>But a self-built 4.3 kernel boots fine.
> 	I'm glad to hear that self-built kernels do boot for both of y'all, so
> there must be something in the kernel config that relates to the very early
> kernel startup that is different for the generic Debian config vs. your own
> configs. Any ideas what that might be? I guess I'll start by setting
> machinetype from generic to SX164 and rebuilding.

Yes, that is worth trying.  I had built kernels for dp264 and titan
and they are working.

> Possibly related:
> 	Are you both using aboot 0.9b? I found the following post on LKML:

ii  aboot  1.0~pre20040408-4  alpha Linux bootloader for the SRM console


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