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

Hi Eric,
	no I wrote to the linux kernel. Not to the specific one.

Unfortunatly remove the code is not a solution since I have only one
sparc and I don't have another one where to compile.
I got some infomration on how reprogram the eeprom.
Hope it will work.

Thanks a lot

Eric wrote:
> 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
> issues.
> > 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:
> http://www.squirrel.com/sun-nvram-hostid.faq.html
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