RE: Cannot boot Freestor 4020 (SS-4000E)
I found that the fis config was wrong. The ramdisk.gz entry point was not
set the same as the -r value in the exec command. I fixed that by inserting
a fis create after each load
I also had to change the boot script with fconfig to be the full exec
command line as below, accepting the other defaults.
The files I used were from
load -v -r -b 0x01800000 -m ymodem ramdisk.gz
fis create ramdisk.gz
load -v -r -b 0x01008000 -m ymodem zImage
fis create zImage
and then to be sure
fis load ramdisk.gz
fis load zImage
exec -c "console=ttyS0,115200 rw root=/dev/ram mem=256M@0xa0000000" -r
and it boots to the d-i
From: JF Straeten [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Saturday, July 14, 2012 7:10 PM
Subject: Re: Cannot boot Freestor 4020 (SS-4000E)
On Fri, Jul 13, 2012 at 01:08:44PM -0400, Chris Wilkinson wrote:
> Does anyone know if 7220/4020 versions are available anywhere?
I don't believe it, but the SS4000E version seems to work, at least to
a large extend.
> It hangs on boot but boots from the console using fis load, exec.
> There is one disk is inserted which is disk1/4 of what was the RAID5
> Not sure what to try next to get it to boot on its own.
Perhaps to modify the boot script ?
Could you report here what's in it for now ?
You should play a bit in redboot to find the command to report its
> EM-438/EM-7220 ver.AG0 2006-05-23
> == Executing boot script in 1.000 seconds - enter ^C to abort
> RedBoot> fis load ramdisk.gz
> RedBoot> fis load zImage
> RedBoot> exec
> Using base address 0x01008000 and length 0x00200000
> Uncompressing Linux... done, booting the kernel.
> <<hangs here>>
How are you sure that it hangs ?
It can also be that it doesn't report anything to the serial console
If the < console=ttyS0,115200 > part is not in the exec cmdline, you
will see nothing on the serial console...
(But you should see the login prompt at the end of the boot process,
> If I start from the console it boots. So it seems the fis images are
> RedBoot> exec -c "console=ttyS0,115200 rw root=/dev/ram
> -r 0x01800000 -w 5
Your machine seems to boot normally with this exec cmdline.
So the idea is to put this line in the boot script.
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