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Re: 2.6.x won't boot on PowerEdge 3250

On Fri, 25 Mar 2005 17:00:36 -0700
Bjorn Helgaas <bjorn.helgaas@hp.com> wrote:

: On Friday 25 March 2005 3:39 pm, Peter Hessler wrote:
: > : Hook up a serial console to ttyS0 and boot with
: > : "console=uart,io,0x3f8".  That console should work
: > : very early and the output might give you a clue.
: > : ("console=uart" won't work on 2.4 kernels; it went
: > : into 2.6.10, IIRC.)
: > Ok, I just figured out that whole 'console' thing needs to be in an
: > line.  Zero output to the serial console.
: Can you verify with 2.4 that all the cables are connected
: correctly, the baud rate is correct, etc? 

I wasn't able to get a linux kernel to ouput stuff with that console command,
however, I did tell the box to redirect the BIOS console to serial, and that
showed stuff.

[Standard BIOS stuff / EFI screen]
Loading.: Debian GNU/Linux                                          
Starting: Debian GNU/Linux

ELILO boot: Linux-2.6.10
Uncompressing Linux... done
Loading initrd \EFI\debian\boot\initrd.img-2.6.10-1-mckinley...done

[pause for about 15 wall clock seconds]

The elilo.conf part for Linux-2.6.10 is:


The kernel was installed via aptitude.

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