Re: Problem netbooting a prep machine
On Fri, Dec 17, 2004 at 05:15:22PM +0100, Philippe Guyot wrote:
> Hi all!
> I am trying to install a Debian on a powerpc 604 machine from Bull
This is probably a prep box, do you know if it uses the prep or ppcbug boot
> It has firmware 03.03.09 copyright Firmworks.
> If it doesn't lie, it is a prep machine.
> I made all the stuff for netbooting (dhcd,tftp and so on).Seems OK.
> I am loading vmlinuz-prep.initrd ("load net") and the firmware answer:
> ### : 0 d e boot-file = vmlinuz-prep.initrd
Is this the rc2 or daily build, 2.4 or 2.6 d-i kernel ?
> I examined the memory, the image seems well loaded at load-base (comparing hex
> display of memory at load-base and at load-base+size of vm...with the output
> of hexdump vm....
> (only first and last blocs of memory, of course)
> then I typed "go" to start execution. firmware answer : ### : 0 d f
> and the machine is frozen.
> (of course, "boot net" gives the same result).
> Can somebody point me to a right direction ?
Not much, but i suppose that it may be that you run into some kernel size
limit. Where does load-base point to ?