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Re: Etch install report on Indy R4000-PC

On Sat, Apr 01, 2006 at 01:02:17PM +0200, Marc Zyngier wrote:
> People,
> I recently extracted that old Indy (R4000-PC, 100MHz) from my pile of
> junk, and gave the Etch installer a go (net install, serial console).
> Got the install image from :
> http://people.debian.org/~tbm/d-i/images/daily/r4k-ip22/netboot-boot.img
> This one doesn't work. Image loads fine, tip22 says it boots the
> kernel, and everything stops here.
> Then tried the 2.4 image, which works nicely.
> Tried to upgrade to a 2.6.16 kernel, that wouldn't boot. Noticied this
> 2.6 kernel is a 64bit one.
> Compiled my own 2.6.16, 32bit kernel, which works fine. Tried to
> compile another 64bit kernel, which fails to boot.

From which source tree did you build you 32bit kernel?
Linus' tree, linux-mips.org, Debian?

> So, in the end, it looks like 64bit kernels are busted on this
> particular IP22 (I have yet to try on my Indigo2).
> Maybe providing 32bit 2.6 kernels would be a good thing...

Well, or fixing the 64bit one. :-)


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