Re: PowerPC Clone fails booting 2.6 d-i floppy
On Oct 19, 2004, at 9:40 AM, Duane Cottle wrote:
So far, I've found a few possible options if I want to pass kernel
args w/ boot floppies on this box:
1) Make my own miboot image - maybe a bit off track as I'm trying to
test _these_ floppies; however, if I got that to work, my success might
help the developers. (?)
I've not tried this. It *may* work. But, as you say, it's off-track.
2) Pass 'boot-file' arguments from the OF prompt. Something, again,
_might_ help the wizards forego that requirement from installers on
this platform: and something I've puposefully neglected doing for
obvious reasons to those, like me, who spend too much time in OFland.
I've tried this. It doesn't work. The arguments never get to the
kernel. I'm not sure why.
Both are yucky, but if nobody can give me course corrections, I guess
I'm headed back down. Oh, where are you liloppc or grubppc?
I've been wondering about maybe trying the following...
BootX takes a kernel image and an initrd image and loads them into
memory along with some kernel args.
Why can't I take the kernel image and the ramdisk image off the
floppies and hand them to BootX along with my desired kerenel args?
That would give me a straightforward way of setting the kernel
arguments without having to make my own boot floppies.
What do you think?