Bug#283050: IP22 MIPS Linux Install Failure
Martin Michlmayr wrote:
> * Philippe Vachon <email@example.com> [2004-11-26 00:02]:
> > 1. The version of fdisk that comes with Debian Installer REALLY sucks...
> > namely because I had to figure out on paper my partition table, rather
> We'll move to something else after sarge.
> > 2. After installing the base system, and writing with ARCS to the PROM the
> > values I was told to by d-i after the installation of the base system was
> > complete, the system failed completely to boot -- it would load the ARCS
> > kernel loader, which then proceeded to tell me it couldn't find the
> > Kernel.
This suggests some typo in the firmware variables.
The following is needed:
-> Test: Typing "ls" in the firmware lists "arcboot"
OSLoadPartition=scsi(0)disk(<scsi-id>)rdisk(0)partition(<partition-number - 1>)
-> Test: Typing "boot" in the firmware tries the boot _without_
showing an error message about "unrecognized file system"
Caveat: ARCS partition numbering is zero-based, so ???partition(1)
-> Test: This should load the kernel.
Caveat: The arcboot label is case-sensitive.
E.g. "linux" as label will fail.
> Can you put a kernel on your TFTP server and then boot into the Debian
> system? Can you then investigate and see whether the kernel is really
> there. i.e. look into /boot and also take a look at /etc/arcboot.conf
Booting the install image with:
bootp(): append="single root=/dev/sd??"
should work also.