Re: Debian and Ibm RS6000 7043-150
On Fri, Sep 03, 2004 at 04:08:58PM +0200, Nicolas Raspail wrote:
> > On Thu, Sep 02, 2004 at 10:48:24AM +0200, Nicolas Raspail wrote:
> >> >> For the mkvmlinuz, I've found an old 7043-140 (Prep box, Ram 768 Mo,
> >> 2
> >> >> go hd) and tried to install Debian as it's easier I think, but I got
> >> >> kernel panic after netbooting the DI vmlinuz-prep.initrd. After some
> >> >> reading, I need to have 512 Mo max for RAM (if more are present,
> >> memory
> >> >> maps change and the prep loader doesn't work), so I remove some RAM
> >> and
> >> >> now it boots. I can configure the keyboard but it doesn't see my
> >> >> hardisk. I'm connected with minicom so it seems I can't switch to
> >> >> another virtual console to see any message. Do you have any idea for
> >> the
> >> >> non detection of my scsi hardisk and card ?
> >> >
> >> > Yes, you probably have a sym53c8xx based driver, and it needs the
> >> > scsi_transport module which Jens mentioned was missing. Jens added it
> >> to
> >> > the
> >> > modules, but i am waiting for Jens to rebuild a powerpc kernel based
> >> on
> >> > the
> >> > 2.6.8-5 kernel-source to make a new upload. This should fix this
> >> problem.
> >> >
> >> > In any case, could you go to console 2, and give us the content of
> >> > /proc/pci
> >> > and /proc/bus/pci/devices, so we can confirm that this is it ?
> >> >
> >> Can I go to the console 2 when I'm connecting to my box with minicom ? I
> >> not, I can give you what you need for the moment. I'll wait for your new
> >> upload
> > No, but you can go to the menu item "open a shell" or something such at
> > the
> > bottom of the menu.
> > Anyway, i will upload the new .udebs today, so they should be in tomorrows
> > build.
> I grab the today build but like the yesterday, it doesn't detect my scsi
> card. I open a shell, type modprobe sd_mod, retry detect hardware and it
> complains about missing modules like ncr symbios logix, ide and usb stuff
> :/ I use the
> Here is a cat /proc/pci extract:
> Bus 0, device 16, function 0:
> SCSI storage controller: LSI Logic / Symbios Logic 53c825 (rev 19).
> IRQ 23.
> Master Capable. Latency=32. Min Gnt=17.Max Lat=64.
> I/O at 0x1400 [0x14ff].
> Non-prefetchable 32 bit memory at 0xfeeae000 [0xfeeae0ff].
> Non-prefetchable 32 bit memory at 0xfeeaf000 [0xfeeaffff].
> When the missing modules will be available ?
Notice that this should be sym53c8xx. Can you try booting and at the first
oportunity go back, and change the priority to medium, and then chose the
The added modules that fix this are not yet in sarge, and will probably not be
until RC2 is released.