Bug#787794: lifimage fails to successfully boot on hppa
> Helge Deller <email@example.com>:
>>> only lifimage.old is able to boot on a subject machine. Other bring it
>>> into an endless "HP SDC: Transaction add failed: transaction already
>>> queued ?" print loop.
>> Ok, I found this kernel commit:
>> commit 305e342bba16730a0821131af6d7d0df43bfff4c
>> Author: Helge Deller <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>> Date: Mon Jul 14 10:28:32 2008 -0400
>> Input: add option to disable HP SDC driver
>> Add "no_hpsdc" kernel module option to the hp_sdc driver, so that
>> the driver can be instructed to not enable the HP SDC port.
>> This is useful on some older HPPA boxes with HIL keyboard
>> and HIL mouse where the new HP SDC HIL drivers don't work
>> yet. By disabling the new hp_sdc driver users are able to use
>> the older hilkbd driver instead.
>> Can you try to boot with the "no_hpsdc=1" kernel parameter ?
>> But I don't think the hp_sdc driver is the real issue why one lifimage
>> boots while the other doesn't...
> Doesn't make difference.
> BTW, the boot hangs if I put this parameter not at the end of boot
> arguments line (i.e. after TERM=linux), but somewhere in the middle.
Correction. Not the placement makes it hang, but the long waiting. If
I've modified the arguments and started boot quickly enough it boots,
otherwise it hangs at kernel loading and after some time machine
But as I have previously said, this parameter doesn't help.