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Re: Mac 7200 (PPC) sees Promise controller.. BUT NO DRIVES

Interesting notes:

init=/bin/sh DOES get me to a shell! And everything works fine.

HOWEVER: Booting WITHOUT init=/bin/sh (even with the 601 bug thingy turned
on, which I really doubted would solve the problem anyhow), I get the same
problem... oh, and for some reason the keyboard is also screwed up.
Instead of:


I get:

-=\=/ wqdgsh

No kidding.

The last things I see on the screen when I get the problem are: (And yes I
am having to TYPE this stuff by hand, since the system is hard-locked):

(At the top, it scans for and finds the hard drive and CD-ROM drive)....

  Vendor: SEAGATE   Model: ST32171N          Rev: 0484
  Type:   Direct-Access                      ANSI SCSI revision: 02
  Vendor: YAMAHA    Model: CRW4416S          Rev: 1.0f
  Type:   CD-ROM                             ANSI SCSI revision: 02
Attached scsi disk sda at scsi0, channel 0, id 1, lun 0
SCSI device sda: 4223444 512-byte hdwr secotrs (2162MB)
Partition check:
 /dev/scsi/host0/bus0/target1/lun0: [mac] p1 p2 p3 p4 p5 p6
Attached scsi CD-ROM sr0 at scsi0, channel 0, id 2, lun 0
sr0: scsi3-mmc drive: 16x/16x writer cd/rw xa/form2 cdda tray
Uniform CD-ROM driver Revision: 3.12
dmasound_pmac: Awacs/Screamer Codec Mfct: 1 Rev 2
DMA sound driver: Interrupt initialization failed
Macintosh non-volatile memory driver v1.0
NET4: Linux TCP/IP 1.0 for NET4.0
IP Protocols: ICMP, UDP, TCP
IP: routing cache hash table of 512 buckets, 4Kbytes
TCP: Hash tables configured (established 8192 bind 8192)
NET4: Unix domain sockets 1.0/SMP for Linux NET4.0.
NET4: Appletalk 0.18a for Linux NET4.0
adb: starting probe task...
VFS: Mounted root (ext2 filesystem) readonly.
Freeing unused kernel memory: 140k init 8k chrp 8k prep
ADB keyboard at 2, handler 1
adb: finished probe task...
INIT: version 2.84 booting
Loading /etc/console/boottime.kmap.gz
Activating swap.
EXT2-fs warning: mounting unchecked fs, running e2fsck is recommended.
System time was Mon Aug 27 20:42:28 UTC 1956.
Setting the System Clock using the Hardware Clock as reference...

(and there she hangs)

On Sat, 12 Apr 2003, Benjamin Herrenschmidt wrote:

> On Sat, 2003-04-12 at 17:28, Jessica Blank wrote:
> > > Make sure you have CONFIG_PPC_RTC and _not_ CONFIG_RTC and let me
> > > know. If the kernel tries to access the legacy RTC chip on the ISA
> > > bus, it will hang.
> >
> > Yeah, that's how I did it.
> >
> > Actually, I was currently trying (just for grins and giggles) to compile
> > it with BOTH. (ctrl-Cs that one.. thanks for the warning).
> >
> > Point is, why is the box going to runlevel 0 or 6 in the first place?
> > Those are the only runlevels on my box where it runs the RTC scripts... :/
> I never really bothered about the init scripts, but it always
> run that script for me as well when booting to level 2...
> > I am currently trying my umpteenth 2.4.20-ben10 kernel compile, this time
> > with the workaround for 601 bugs (my box has a 601 processor) enabled.
> > However, I doubt that will fix it, since I didn't need to enable it for
> > plain old stock 2.4.20 to boot :/
> >
> > Is there anything I can provide to you to help?
> Well, afaik, this kernel works on 7200... so it's difficult to say
> remotely what's up. Tried booting with init=/bin/sh to see if you
> get a prompt at all ?
> Ben.
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