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Re: Problems booting Etch on D390

On Sun, May 27, 2007 at 11:13:55AM +0200, Helge Deller wrote:
> 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 ?

I managed to get it booting without problems using a Gentoo 2007.0 CD,
which has a kernel rather than the 2.6.18 in etch. However
I've now passed the machine on to Steve McIntyre, so hopefully he'll
have some more luck getting it booting Debian.


"Do I scare you?" "No." "Do you want me to?" -- Wayne's World.

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