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Re: Woody on IBM RS/6000 7025 F50

On Wed, 21 Aug 2002, Tom Gall wrote:

> If you want to say for example get to the OF prompt you have to get the machine
> to relook for consoles.  One way to do this is with the machine turned off,
> unplug the keyboard and mouse and then plug in the mouse in the keyboard slot.
> (Yes I know it sound goofie but it works) then turn your machine on.

Thanks a lot Tom, that worked to get the console going via null modem and
minicom.  Being able to see the bootup messages helped me do soe
troubleshooting of my own.  Turning off the framebuffer support in the
kernel config. got the kernel going up to where the root fs is mounted.

But after a point, output to the console becomes extremely slow, and the
installer still doesn't start:

--- Begin bootup messages ---

Freeing initrd memory: 1440k freed
VFS: Mounted root (ext2 filesystem).
Freeing unused kernel memory: 236k init 24k pmac 8k prep

--- End bootup messages ---

>From this point on, the console output becomes extremely slow.  The
following lines are seen:

--- Begin really slow console output ---

serial console detected.  Disabling virtual terminals.
init started:  BusyBox v0.60.3-pre (2002.01.19-22:40+0000) multi-call

--- End really slow console output ---

>From this point on, the cursor very slowly continues to advance across the
screen, but nothing else is seen.

Any ideas?

Best regards,

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