Failure on K250
Yesterday, we got an old K250 with 512MB RAM and about 10GB on 4 SCSI drives.
We tried to install Linux on it from the palinux-0.9.2 images, but it fails
during the boot og the kernels.
I've searched around for problems with Linux and this box, but it seems like
we might be one of the first to try it. I found an old posting about someone
having the same problems on a K200, with the same kernel fault code as we
Just have a serial console for it, so I don't have the real log of the
booting, but I copyed some of the lines I thought might be of interest
on paper. This is a try with the vmlinux64 kernel:
branching to kernel entry point 0x00100000
Set default PSW W bit to 1
Dumping Stack from 000000002fff8000 to 000000002fff9080
: No way I am wrinting down all these lines (-;
Kernel Fault: Code=26 regs=000000002fff8d40 (Addr=0000000000000018)
Is there any thing I can do? Is there any tweaking of the kernel to do?
I have no experience with kernel hacking and even less experience with
old HP-boxes, so I don't think I'll ba able to fix this myself.
Rune Nordbøe Skillingstad
"I came out of it dead broke, without a house, without anything except a
girlfriend and a knowledge of Unix." "Well, that's something. Normally
those two are mutually exclusive"
- Neal Stephenson, Cryptonomicon