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Re: Problems booting Etch on D390

Hi Jonathan,

On Sunday 20 May 2007, Jonathan McDowell wrote:
> I've been given a HP 9000/D390. It's huge. I've burnt an Etch install
> CD (just CD 1 of the official images), but I'm not having a lot of luck
> getting it booted with either the 32 or 64 bit kernels. They fail in
> different ways and I've attached boot logs of both - a 64 bit boot
> fails with a repeating sequence of FLT codes just after "Enumerating
> the EISA bus" while a 32 bit kernel prints "Freeing unused kernel
> memory: 328k freed" and then just sits there until I press a key at
> which point it prints "FLT  0000Kernel panic - not syncing: Kernel
> Fault".
> This is all over the serial console - there's no graphics card in the
> machine. I've ensured the machine is running the latest firmware (42.10)
> as I saw some suggestions that could cause issue, but it makes no
> difference compared to the revision that was on the machine beforehand
> (38.39).
> Any suggestions appreciated; equally confirmation that I /should/
> expect Etch to run on the D390 would be nice.

do you maybe have ISA/EISA cards in this machine ?
If yes, maybe removing them might help ?


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