Re: new oldworld pmac miboot 2.6 floppies, root size should be ok, net_drivers still too big, please test.
On Thursday, August 19, 2004, at 05:00 AM, Sven Luther wrote:
happy floppy disk reading noises. However, the noises eventually
stopped and a red "X" appeared over the TuxMac. Then nothing. I
manually eject the floppy from the drive.
What we need would be a way to get a log of it or something.
I'll try booting from open-firmware directly on a serial console.
It may take a couple of trys. I've never done that before on a Mac
(On a Sun/sparc machine, it's standard operating procedure, and
I've got lots of experience with Suns -- so it's not completely
unexplored teritory!) Maybe there will be some console messages
that will be helpful.
I have a
suspsicion that the pmac floppies being modular maybe one of the
this, not sure though, possibly another modular important piece of
Is the "swim" floppy driver compiled into the kernel? (not
modular). If not, the kernel may be unable to read the floppy
drive once it's been loaded by the firmware/bootblock code...
Are there any other drivers that must be compiled in?
It really is a kernel issue though, can you boot the 2.6.7 kernel
or quik ?
BootX works fine with 2.6.7. I haven't been able to get quik
working (haven't tried very hard, since BootX works so well)
Remember me what happened with the 2.4 powerpc-small based floppies ?
It's been a while, (March, I think...) but I think the sequence of
events went sort of like this:
TuxMac gives way to Tux icon at top of screen and scrolling kernel
messages. Eventually it asks me to load the root floppy (but
doesn't eject -- so I have to eject manually) I load the floppy and
answer a bunch of questions ... etc.
I have the old March floppy images archived. Would you like me to
burn some floppys from them and give them a try? Just to refresh
Can you make a boot floppy with a 2.4 kernel that installs a 2.6
kernel from the net/CD/whatever?