Re: Bug#260433: Power4 fails to boot install kernel
On Tuesday 20 July 2004 12:47, Jake Moilanen wrote:
> - yaboot.conf is not located at /etc/yaboot.conf. If you are booting a
> chrp box, yaboot expects yaboot.conf to be at /etc/yaboot.conf. I got
> around this problem by doing a hardlink.
> - The device in yaboot.conf is set to 'cd' and newer versions of
> firmware for ppc64 RS6000 have the name 'cdrom', thus it couldn't find
> any of the kernels or boot.msg files on the disc image.
And to make the boot automatic (instead of typing "boot cdrom" at OF) there
must be a /ppc/bootinfo.txt:
<description>Debian GNU/Linux </description>
<os-name>Debian GNU/Linux </os-name>
The yaboot binary bust be pre-processed with addnote and the iso image must be
created with the -chrp-boot option!
> - The power4 kernels will cause a default catch in open firmware when
> booted. I'm not sure exactly how the power4 kernels are being built,
> but every ppc64 box I tried they failed to boot.
I was able to boot only 64 bits kernels in the p615. The JS20 may be similar.
I am working in a simplistic cross-compiler package to solve the problem.