Problems booting kernel on IBM RS/6000 7043-140
I've got problems starting the unstable kernels on my 7043-140.
1. Trying to netboot
BOOTP S = 1 R = 1
DEFAULT CATCH!, code=fff00000 at %SRR0: 0021c8c8 %SRR1: 0000b030
I doesn't look like the workstation actually downloads more than a small
part of the image.
On the web I found something saying that arp requests can interrupt the
tftp transfer, so I added a fixed arp entry:
arp -s 192.168.1.77 08:00:5a:93:c3:da
I am able to download the image using a tftp client on my PC - so it's not
a problem with the tftpd setup.
2. Trying the floppy image
just gives me an 'ok' response but nothing actually happens.
Any hints? What am I doing wrong?
I have been able to boot the workstation with the kernel and debian root
disk available at:
That (woody) root disk's fdisk complained about the partition table to be
incompatible though. Do current kernels/fdisks know how to handle AIX