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Re: [Booting Linux on a SS2 with broken EPROM]

Fabbione <fabbione@fabbione.net> wrote:

> 	sorry to disturb this list again but the linux kernel mailing
> list seems populated by people that don't care that much about problems

I did not see your email on the sparclinux@vger.kernel.org list--
did I miss it?   That is the best forum for SPARC32 Linux kernel

> Why Linux simply halt the machine??? is there any specific reason??
> How can I override the problem??

Check <linux>/arch/sparc/kernel/idprom.c and remove the prom_halt()
calls in idprom_init and display_system_type.  I can't say if this
will give you a working system but it is a good place to start. As
well, you may need to provide fallback values for those retrieved 
from the PROM.

> I don't think I can replace the EPROM with a new one (are still
> available?)...

Read this excellent reference:


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