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Re: New kernel ignores boot arguments

I've just finally built myself a new kernel (2.4.31 from linux-mips) and it
actually boots. The problem is (and I dont know if anyone has encoutered
this before): I see CoLo loading, then the kernel loads BUT it ignores the
"execute root=/dev/hda4 console=ttyS0,115200" line from my
/boot/default.colo file. If I switch back to my 2.4.27-r5k-cobalt kernel it works (it uses the default.colo arguments). I even tried setting the kernel
command line hardcoded into the kernel, and it still does the same thing.

Add the debian patches as well, one of them implements an altered
command line parsing.

I don't know about patches, but I've found something this morning that needs to be changed in arch/mips/kernel/setup.c that actually makes it use a hard coded argument (and it works)

One more thing, this box was just freshly installed 2 days ago with Sarge
(since then I'm having a headache figuring out the new kernel issue because
the current one has network connectivity issues)

As described in http://lists.debian.org/debian-mips/2005/07/msg00053.html
you can build and try a hopefully fixed 2.4.27 kernel, so far I got no
response for that mail.

so far with my new (but missing stuff) kernel, the network works flawlessy, altough slow ... but we all know cobalts have a slow network issue anyway

by the way, do cobalts (raq2) need CONFIG_DE4X5 in the kernel or will CONFIG_TULIP do it? I'm a bit confused about this

thanks for your time :)


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