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Re: SGI O2 Jessie kernel issue

Michael Dosser wrote:
Dear list members,

I own a SGI O2 which is running as a shell-, mail- and webserver since 2006. The machine has 1 GB of RAM and two 72 GB hard disks configured as RAID-1 (md). CPU is R5000SC @ 180Mhz.

Recently I upgraded this machine from Squeeze to Wheezy and then to Jessie. I was very happy to see that arcboot now supports initrd loading (no self compiled kernels anymore).

Unfortunately the kernel from "linux-image-3.16.0-4-r5k-ip32_3.16.7-ckt20-1+deb8u3_mips“ does not boot. So I’m forced to use the kernel from Wheezy (3.2).

This is the behaviour: the machine stops right after "Starting ELF64 kernel“ and the status light turns red. No errors or anything else I can provide.

Is there any known issue with the Jessie kernel on the SGI O2?

Thanks for any help!

Sorry not to be the bearer of glad tidings, but I didn't even know that any SGIs still worked. I've got an Octane and an Origin 200, so really must try again at some point.

Mark Morgan Lloyd
markMLl .AT. telemetry.co .DOT. uk

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