Re: Please test new SILO - problems with CDROM booting may be fixed
No luck, I'm afraid.
cpu : TI UltraSparc IIi (Sabre)
fpu : UltraSparc IIi integrated FPU
promlib : Version 3 Revision 19
prom : 3.19.4
type : sun4u
ncpus probed : 1
ncpus active : 1
D$ parity tl1 : 0
I$ parity tl1 : 0
Cpu0Bogo : 878.59
Cpu0ClkTck : 000000001a39de00
MMU Type : Spitfire
Using this latest image, all I get is:
Allocated 8 Megs of memory at 0x40000000 for kernel
Loaded kernel version 2.6.16
Loading initial ramdisk (3037283 bytes at 0xC00000 phys, 0x40C00000 virt)...
Remapping the kernel... done.
Registering the callbacks... done.
The system does not get past this point.
I am able to run Gentoo without issue [well, one issue -- keyboard
doesn't work at a console login], but I could not get Debian to boot.
2.6.16-gentoo-r9 #1 PREEMPT Sun Jun 4 20:06:12 EDT 2006 sparc64 sun4u
Hope this helps.
Jurij Smakov wrote:
David Miller has just posted a silo fix, addressing the long-standing
problem of it being unable to boot the system from CDROM on a variety
of hardware. So if you've got a machine which dies with 'Fast Data
Access MMU Miss', or 'FP Disabled', or 'Illegal instruction' while
trying to boot
from CDROM, please try the iso image at
It features the patched-up silo, and might work for you. Please report
your experiences to the list.
Jurij Smakov email@example.com
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