Re: Mac 7200 (PPC) sees Promise controller.. BUT NO DRIVES
On Sat, 2003-04-12 at 19:59, Jessica Blank wrote:
> 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:
The keyboard problem is a config problem as well. Either you enabled
ADB keycodes and are using linux keycodes, or the opposite.
ADB keycodes is deprecated now.
> Setting the System Clock using the Hardware Clock as reference...
So the problem is really with the real time clock, or with the
Cuda driver. It works fine on the 8500 I have here (approximately
same hardware), though. Can you disable both CONFIG_RTC and
CONFIG_PPC_RTC ? That will prevent sync'ing the clock but should
allow it to boot.
Also, is your kernel compile with CONFIG_SMP ? (I beleive it isn't
> (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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