RE: AW: kernel compile on RS6000 7043-260
I finally got it running. Kernel compiles well an boots.
The problem must have had to do something with initscripts.
After I updated to initscripts 2.86.ds1-1.1 from sid, the
new kernel behaves as expected.
Thanks to all !
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Patrick Finnegan [mailto:email@example.com]
> Sent: Friday, August 26, 2005 10:33 PM
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Re: AW: kernel compile on RS6000 7043-260
> On Friday 26 August 2005 11:23, Ralph wrote:
> > Hi Pat,
> > thanks for Your fast reply, but that isn't it.
> > I did exactly what You wrote before, so the sym53c8xx
> > and scsi disk IS in config flagged with "Y".
> > When I compare the top of the logs, there's already
> > something different. The original kernel loads ramdisk first
> > and later finds the cramfs and mounts it.
> > The new kernel does a chrp-boot...
> > Must really have to do with initrd/cramfs/ramdisk.
> Can you send your config? I've got a couple of 7043-260s, and could try
> out your kernel on one of mine. The thing I noticed is that it doesn't
> seem to be trying to init the scsi controller on the machine in the
> 'newer' config you have listed. I'll have to do a bit of digging
> around, but I'll try to get my kernel config to send you.
> > BTW I just want to build my own kernel to get rid of
> > the IDE support in the original kernel, since the "noprobe"
> > kernel argument doesn't work and this adds about 2 minutes
> > boot time for probing something, that isn't really there.
> > Maybe noprobe is fixed in a newer kernel, but as far as I know,
> > 2.6.11 is the last 32bit-smp-kernel. And although I'm on a 64-bit
> > machine, I'd like to use the 32-bit environment for compatibility
> > reasons to an older ppc-machine here.
> FYI, I've only run a 64-bit kernel on POWER3 machines like the 260; the
> 64-bit kernel runs 32-bit userland code just fine, you can use a 64-bit
> kernel to run the same exact software that's running on a 32-bit
> Power(PC) machine.
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