Re: Bug#509178: installation-reports: sparc fails to boot 2.6.26: Memory Address not Aligned
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- Subject: Re: Bug#509178: installation-reports: sparc fails to boot 2.6.26: Memory Address not Aligned
- From: Fer R <email@example.com>
- Date: Wed, 12 Aug 2009 17:59:23 -0700 (PDT)
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I saw that I am not the unique human trying install Debian on this SPARC
machines. After a battle with them, my friends, I can tell you: the netinst
distros haven't all the necessary files, drivers and scripts for a proper
installation. You MUST download the complete ISO (at least the first disc).
The bad thing here.. is ... although I made all the things according to all
Sun manuals to do a boot from Harddisk after installation, I couldn't
achieve. If my Sun Server reboots, I have to connect to it through console
and write boot disk, or boot disk0 or whatever of the alias I configured..
but none of them works =(
If someone of you can help me with this... thanx in advance..........
Fer R wrote:
> Hi Folks,
> I've solved this trouble doing a COLD REBOOT.
> It is very simple:
> Turn off your server, and disconnect the power supply cable. Wait about
> twice minutes and then turn on the server. Before do poweroff, I recommend
> change the default load to CDROM device in order to avoid boot from
> Harddisk device.
> From the ok prompt:
> ok setenv boot-device cdrom
> and then,
> ok reset-all
> When the server has loaded, in the ok prompt:
> boot cdrom
> When you do not need anymore boot from cdrom, reboot the server and in the
> ok prompt:
> ok boot disk0:a
> ok reset-all
> Good luck..
> F R
> Joost van Baal-138 wrote:
>> This might be the same bug as #509202.
>> I'll try to setup cu or minicom to collect kernel messages on tuesday,
>> while I am at the university again.
>> FWIW, the boot fails in the same way with
>> , built on 20081104-23:58 :
>> Allocated 8 Megs of memory at 0x40000000 for kernel
>> Loaded kernel version 2.6.26
>> Loading initial ramdisk (4284688 bytes at ....
>> Memory Address not Aligned
>> I'll try to get it to boot with the latest etch kernel on tuesday.
>> Thanks, Bye,
>> Joost van Baal http://abramowitz.uvt.nl/
>> Tilburg University
>> mailto:joostvb.uvt.nl The Netherlands
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