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Re: Help needed installing Wheezy on SGI Altix



Hi BJ,

I read a successful report of an Altix 4700 booting with a Debian "squeeze" kernel and running that. Maybe try that -- you can always upgrade to "wheezy" once it is installed, but having a stable kernel to work off of would be the best start. You'll probably need to do a custom kernel compile anyways -- stock kernels rarely support > 64 CPUs.

Patrick


On Fri, Jun 14, 2013 at 9:56 AM, Lougee, BJ A Civ USAF AFMC 559 SMXS/MXDECC <BJ.Lougee@tinker.af.mil> wrote:
My work has just acquired some SGI Altix 4700s recently.
We don't have the money for RHEL or SLES so I choose Debian.
However, I am running into issues getting past Uncompressing Linux phase
of the booting process.
For the elilo command I have used:

fs0:\> elilo
fs0:\> elilo -r

I can get to the install screen fine with either of them.
At install screen I have typed these params as well.

CONSOLE=ttySG0
console=ttySG0

With all the above with various combinations it always fails with this
message:

Uncompressing Linux... done
Loading file \initrd.gz... done
POD entered via MCA, using Cac mode
0 000: POD SysCt Cac>

I have entered some command to find out why I failed out to the PROM
Debugger with these command with the resulting output:

0 000: POD SysCt Cac>error

Index   time stamp              Type    component       subcomponent
------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------
0       0x000000db6b6ea207      MD_HW   051.21^1#0      Non-existent
Memory Address Error
1       0x000000e01c1bba06      PI_HW           051.21^1#0      RRB
Time-out Error
2       0x000000e01c3b1900      PROC_MCA        051.21^1#0a     Bus
Check

0 000: POD SysCt Cac>why

Reason: MCA
Processor State:
Iip :   0x00000018026e8830 iipa : 0x00000018026e8820
Ipsr :  0x0000100001006018
    little endian
    alignment check enabled
    lower fp (f2..f31) written
   interrupt collection enabled
   external interrupts enabled
   data translation disabled
   debug breakup fault enabled
   register stack translation disabled
   current privilege level: 0
   IA64 instruction set
   instruction address translation disabled
   restart instruction slot: 0
   register bank: 1
isr:    0x0000000000000000
   excepting instruction slot: 0
  excepting deferral: 0

<Snip ... lots of Hex dump with memory stack stuff...>

Any pointers/help would be helpful.

Thank you,

BJ Lougee





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