Re: Bug#469030: debian ppc64 not booting after install
I installed debian 40r3 on a IBM Power 620 (7025-f0) from CD
(debian-40r3-powerpc-netinst.iso). The install was successful, but the
system did not boot from the scsi disc, with the output shown below.
Welcome to yaboot version 1.3.13
Enter "help" to get some basic usage information
Please wait, loading kernel...
Elf32 kernel loaded...
ramdisk loaded at 02200000, size: 5264 Kbytes
OF stdout device is: /pci@fff7f09000/isa@10/serial@i3f8
command line: root=/dev/sda4 ro console=ttyS0
memory layout at init:
alloc_bottom : 02724000
alloc_top : 00000000
alloc_top_hi : 00000000
rmo_top : 00000000
ram_top : 00000000
Looking for displays
alloc_down() called with mem not initialized
EXIT called ok
I booted with the rescue option 'rescue64 conlose=ttyS0), booting into a
chroot of the installed environment.
Frans Pop suggested rebuilding the rebuild the initrd (using update-initramfs -u), but that did not work. He also suggested looking at what kernel was installed. Here is what I see when I look in the boot directory:
sh-3.1# ls -la /boot
drwxr-xr-x 3 root root 1024 Mar 6 15:27 .
drwxr-xr-x 22 root root 4096 Mar 2 17:47 ..
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 745419 Feb 12 05:05 System.map-2.6.18-6-powerpc-smp
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 57120 Feb 11 11:14 config-2.6.18-6-powerpc-smp
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 31 Mar 2 17:48 initrd.img ->
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 5384155 Mar 6 15:27 initrd.img-2.6.18-6-powerpc-smp
drwx------ 2 root root 12288 Mar 2 17:42 lost+found
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 28 Mar 2 17:48 vmlinux ->
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 4551303 Feb 12 05:04 vmlinux-2.6.18-6-powerpc-smp
Should the kernel not have a 64 somewhere in the name.
Steve Luther suggested looking at '/proc/cmdline' to see which console
the system has. I was using 'conlose=ttyS0'. In the rescue system the
whole /proc is empty. This seems very odd, am I doing something wrong here?
Can you please suggest how I can get the booting to work.
What I have found is that the SMS menu does not list a disk if
partitioned with the normal debian install tool, even with a prep
partition in the beginning. I tried openSuse, and it seems to do the
Any suggestions welcome, and thanks for those who have already given me