Re: Armel: Debian installer freeezes (GuruPlug Server plus)
I'm using Debian stretch U-boot version (U-boot version number is
visible on the log-file). I have tried Debian "buster" U-boot version
too, but it freezes at "Setting egiga0" point. There is warning on
"Debian Armel installation guide", that U-boot does update kernel
variables only on fresh installation, if first U-boot version is older
than 2014, there will be problems becouse of "bootm_size" variable is
missing and default value cannot be set.
Flattened device tree -mechanism is not using those "ATAG" global
kernel/U-boot -variables, but problem is missing U-boot "boot_args"
Fdt-file includes that "Chosen" -field for command line parameters and
U-boot has a commands to resize fdt -file and append command line
parameters to it before actual boot.
U-boot sets and can read correctly that fdt-file "chosen" part. U-boot
kprint line for that "chosen" value is visible on log-file.
Martin Michlmayr kirjoitti 1.3.2018 14:02:
* Kari Tanninen <firstname.lastname@example.org> [2018-03-01 11:26]:
HW: Guruplug Server plus with JTAG-box (ARMv5-family)
original U-boot pre-2014
Is there any fix-up/work-aroud trick available or is new kernel
I've never had a GuruPlug so I cannot really comment but why are you
using the pre-2014 u-boot version? I cannot remember all the
differences of the u-boot versions of the installation page says you
should upgrade your u-boot before installing Debian. Maybe you can
give this a try.
Based on the logs you posted, it seems to me that the kernel and
ramdisk are loaded but the kernel doesn't see the ramdisk, leading to
the "no root" issue.