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Re: booting on CD for a 7043/150

Thanks to leighbb's help on #mklinux, I was able to figure out the
problem. It's silly but I couldn't have guessed myself. First, PReP stuff
is irrelevant. Don't use it for cdrom, just stick to regular ISO9660.
Then, in gcombust you need to check the box 'Allow untranslated
filenames'. I dunno the equivalent for other cd burner frontends or direct
mkisofs call, but you should be able to figure it out from there..

Now I can do boot cdrom:,linux from the OF prompt just fine..


On Fri, 7 Feb 2003 15:01:45 +0100
Timothee Besset <ttimo@idsoftware.com> wrote:

> I'm trying to get DI code running for a 7043/150 powerpc box. Since the
> kernel image and everything is too big to fit on a floppy, the only
> solution is to boot on CD.
> After some looking around, I have found the following information:
> The CD must have a PReP partition to boot on, and point to a zImage.chrp
> kernel image (which I compiled myself from a 2.4.20 tarball)
> I think I have made a correct CD. Typically I have built the image like
> so:
> /usr/bin/mkisofs -graft-points -f -R -r -l -J -prep-boot linux -o /home/timo/cranky.img -- linux=/home/timo/cranky/linux net-initrd.gz=/home/timo/cranky/net-initrd.gz
> When I try to boot it from OF, it says ok, but nothing happens:
> 0 > boot cdrom:,linux console=ttyS0
>   ok
> 0 >
> That's it .. nothing afterwards ..
> TTimo
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