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Re: cobalt qube2 and kernel 2.6

On 16:59 01/06/07, Martin Michlmayr wrote:
> * Clemens Kurtenbach <ck@stargate.ask.fh-furtwangen.de> [2007-01-06 15:55]:
> > hmm, now i tryed to upgrade my fresh sarge installation on disk
> > to etch - whithout thinking there will be any success -
> > but oooops, the new 2.6.18-3-r5k-cobalt kernel is booting.
> OK, that's good news.
> > Maybe it helps to debug the install kernel.
> > If i shall test some things just tell me.
> Can you please try to load the daily installer image from
> http://people.debian.org/~ths/d-i/mipsel/images/daily/cobalt/
> This is based on 2.6.18-3-r5k-cobalt which is working for you.
> If this version of the installer boots, we know it was a kernel
> problem rather than a problem related to kernel and initrd (the
> installer use kernel plus initrd but the main system doen't load an
> initrd).
> You don't need to do a full installation - just check whether you can
> boot this installer.

So it looks like something related with initrd.
I just downloadet the daily installer and it looks
like with the others:

1> lcd 'Booting...' {ip-address}
1> nfs {dhcp-next-server} {dhcp-root-path} {dhcp-boot-file}
nfs: mounted "/nfsroot"
nfs: lookup "default.colo"
nfs: mode <0100644>
1KB loaded
00000321 801t
nfs: unmounted "/nfsroot"
1> -script
2> -serial on
2> var args ""
2> select 'BOOT SELECTION' 50 'install SSH' 'install serial' 'rescue
SSH' 'rescue serial'
2> goto {menu-option}
2> var title1 'Starting the'
2> var title2 'installer (SSH)'
2> var initrd "ssh_initrd.gz"
2> goto 4
2> lcd "{title1}" "{title2}"
2> nfs {dhcp-next-server} {dhcp-root-path} vmlinux-2.6.18-3-r5k-cobalt
nfs: mounted "/nfsroot"
nfs: lookup "ssh_initrd.gz"
nfs: mode <0100644>
3677KB loaded (2941KB/sec)
nfs: lookup "vmlinux-2.6.18-3-r5k-cobalt"
nfs: mode <0100644>
3392KB loaded (2713KB/sec)
0034ff6e 3473262t
00397364 3765092t
nfs: unmounted "/nfsroot"
2> relocate
unrecognised command
script aborted <2>
1> execute
elf32: 00080000 - 0033701f (802f3000) (ffffffff.80000000)
elf32: 80080000 (80080000) 2687110t + 159642t
net: interface down
Linux version 2.6.18-3-r5k-cobalt (Debian 2.6.18-8)
(waldi@debian.org) (gcc version 4.1.2 20061115 (prerelease) (Debian 4.1.1-20))
#1 Sun Dec 10 20:34:26 UTC 2006
CPU revision is: 000028a0
FPU revision is: 000028a0
Cobalt board ID: 5
Cobalt: early console registered
Determined physical RAM map:
 memory: 04000000 @ 00000000 (usable)
Built 1 zonelists.  Total pages: 16384
Kernel command line: 
Primary instruction cache 32kB, physically tagged, 2-way, linesize 32
Primary data cache 32kB, 2-way, linesize 32 bytes.
Synthesized TLB refill handler (21 instructions).
Synthesized TLB load handler fastpath (34 instructions).
Synthesized TLB store handler fastpath (34 instructions).
Synthesized TLB modify handler fastpath (33 instructions).
PID hash table entries: 512 (order: 9, 2048 bytes)
here it stops.

BTW, whats the difference between nfsroot.tar.gz and the files in 
netboot-2.6 ?


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