'Illegal instruction' during boot
Quite a few people tested the new silo (thanks a lot!) and reported
that it fails *after* loading kernel and initrd with 'Illegal instruction'
message, or just hangs after the 'Booting Linux' message. Unfortunately,
this is not the problem which new silo is supposed to address, so it is
only relevant if that's a regression compared to the old silo versions -
please let me know ASAP if that's the case!
Since we have so many people who can reproduce it, I would very much
appreciate a detailed report. It would be very useful if you would do the
1. Use some CD image which can be unambigously identified and causes
problem. Include the download location and MD5/SHA1 sum of the image used.
I recommend using http://www.wooyd.org/debian/silo/sparc-mini.iso
2. Boot from CD-ROM until you are dumped to prom (after 'Illegal
instruction' message) or press Stop-A to get to prom if the machine
3. Issue a 'ctrace' command at the 'ok' prompt, and includ as much output
as possible with your report. Hopefully, this will allow us to identify
Jurij Smakov firstname.lastname@example.org
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