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Re: 2.4.20 doesn't boot (watchdog reset)

With regards to booting with a kernel with initrd enabled:
the kernel will boot fine if an initrd image is made and pointed to in
your silo.conf; e.g.
	sparc/boot> mkinitrd myinitrdname.img 2.4.19-ac4
you should subsistute you kernel directory name as it is in /lib/modules/

then your kernel with initrd compiled in should boot. (at least the initrd
part will work).

On Thu, 23 Jan 2003, Nathan E Norman wrote:

> On Thu, Jan 23, 2003 at 10:57:00PM +0100, Daniel van Eeden wrote:
> > SILO boot: linux
> > Uncompressing image...
> > PROMLIB: obio_ranges 1
> > bootmem_init: Scan sp_banks, init_bootmem(spfn[1fa],bpfn[1fa],mlpfn[3faa])
> > free_bootmem: base [0] size[3faa000]
> > reserve_bootmem: base[0] size[1fa000]
> > reserve_bootmem: base[1fa000] size[7f8]
> > Booting Linux...
> >
> > Watchdog Reset
> > Type help for more information
> > ok
> >
> > I used kernel-image-2.4.20. The old 2.2 kernel works...
> > It's a sparcstation4 (sparc32, sun4m)
> > with two addon boards: a soundcard (CS4231) and a TurboGX framebuffer.
> > I'm running unstable (aka sid)
> > I tried a vanilla kernel....also didn't work.
> I had a similar problem with an SS5 (which as I understand it is
> practically the same system board).  The fix (for me) was quite silly.
> So. here goes ... how much RAM do you have installed, and in which
> slots?  My SS5 has 8 RAM slots; when I had only four DIMMs I had to
> install them in slots 0300 through 0303.  When I got the machine the
> DIMMs were in slots 0400 through 0403; I've noticed most people put
> DIMMs in starting at slot 0403, which is the slot closest to the HDD.
> The slots are numbered from back to front which probably isn't the
> most intuitive thing ever.
> If that isn't your problem, try a kernel which doesn't have initrd
> enabled (CONFIG_BLK_DEV_INITRD).  I'm still trying to figure that one
> out, but I have another SS5 that will not boot if initrd is compiled
> into the kernel.
> HTH,

James Fowler
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