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Re: sporatic failure to boot on sgi750

I've got a HP i2000 which afaiu is just the same as SGI 750. And I've
encountered exactly the same problem with *every* Debian 2.6 kernel,
from Sarge 2.6.8 on. It seems like there's something totally wrong
with Debian 2.6 kernels on Merced, as the kernels I've built myself
boot just fine. I do, however, stay with Sarge 2.4.27 because there're
some problems with NVidia driver with any 2.6 kernel I've tried.
No luck for us Merced people :)
Still the machine with Sarge is quite usable. In fact, it's usable
enough to be my main workstation.

On 8/1/08, Brian Szymanski <skibrianski@gmail.com> wrote:
> I'm having sporatic failures to boot on an sgi750 (2x733MHz Merced)
>  which I've recently obtained. Once the system is up, however, it's rock
>  solid, so it doesn't seem to be a hardware problem. Also, the problem
>  occurs whether booting from CD or booting from the hard drive. If I try
>  to boot from the CD, the error looks like this:
>  CD:
>  Uncompressing Linux... done
>  Loading file \initrd.gz... done
>  [ flashing cursor mocks me until i reboot ]
>  HD:
>  Uncompressing Linux... done
>  Loading file \EFI\debian\initrd.gz... done
>  [ flashing cursor mocks me until i reboot ]
>  Only difference is the path to initrd.gz. Debian etch 4r3 and 4r4 boot
>  cds both have the same problem. There doesn't seem to be any rhyme or
>  reason I can discern to the failures, which occur on 1/2 to 2/3 of
>  boots. It looks like the same problem as:
>  http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=470707
>  Is anyone else having this problem? I know it's a long shot to ask here,
>  but does anyone know of a workaround for this issue or have other ideas
>  or URLs with information besides the bug report?
>  Thanks!
>  Brian Szyma?ski
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