Von: "Dave Land" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Well, back to square one. If you can't get it to boot, you can't do
anything including accessing the disc to add/remove kernels, etc.
is the last time I will go through this, and unless someone is
to take the time to create a netboot.iso that we can boot into an
updated kernel and point it to http://www.parisc-linux.org/debian
unstable main for the install, there's not much point in trying to
That's definitively on my todo list. But it will take me some time,
a) I want to have a stable kernel deb package first (3.8 and 3.10)
b) I need to learn how to build the iso (just replacing packages on
existing iso would be an option, but even this needs testing!).
So, maybe in 1-3 weeks I will have something.
For a) I still need to push some patches upstream and try to get
patches into 3.8-stable.
I just re-loaded from the Lenny CD's once again and used wget
to retrieve the new kernel and config, ran the tar xf command
from / and
once again the new kernel shows up in /boot. Made sure there was
of extra room there and re-booted. Got to 'interact with the IPL'
just hangs with a message about no magic LIF or some such thing.
You must be doing something wrong...
Are you sure you boot from the correct disc?
Enter command "search" at the boot prompt to see all discs.
Remember, that Linux SCSI discs numbers are differently that the
one in IPL.
Main Menu: Enter command > search
Searching for potential boot device(s)...
This may take several minutes.
To discontinue search, press any key (termination may not be
Path Number Device Path Device Type
----------- ----------------- -----------
P0 LAN.10.20.89.89.3.254 10.20.89.89 100/
P1 IDE FX4830T
P2 FWSCSI.6.0 QUANTUM ATLAS10K-18LVD
P3 FWSCSI.5.0 QUANTUM ATLAS10K-18LVD
P4 FWSCSI.4.0 SEAGATE ST118273WC
P5 FWSCSI.3.0 SEAGATE ST118273WC
You can then boot via "boot P2" for example to boot from that device.
If you know the device, you can the set this as default boot path,
Main Menu: Enter command > path primary FWSCSI.3.0
Primary boot path: FWSCSI.3.
In general, here is my bootlog (see comments in "()"):
Main Menu: Enter command > bo pri
Interact with IPL (Y, N, Q)?> y
Boot IO Dependent Code (IODC) revision 0
palo ipl 1.17 root@paer Sat Oct 2 09:57:32 UTC 2010
Partition Start(MB) End(MB) Id Type
1 1 31 f0 Palo
2 32 313 83 ext2
3 314 17359 83 ext2
(look at the partitions above, 1-3)
PALO(F0) partition contains:
0/vmlinux64 7460908 bytes @ 0x48000
Information: No console specified on kernel command line. This is
PALO will choose the console currently used by firmware
(serial).Current command line:
2/vmlinux64 root=/dev/sda3 initrd=2/initrd.img HOME=/ panic=-1
<#> edit the numbered field
'b' boot with this command line
'r' restore command line
'l' list dir
Command line for kernel: 'root=/dev/sda3 HOME=/ panic=-1
console=ttyS0 TERM=vt102 palo_kernel=2/vmlinux-3.9-dave-dbit'
I'm going to throw this thing back into storage until a more
solution is available. I've wasted enough time on it for one
I'm working on such a solution.