Re: Lenny boot hangs on Sun Ultra 5
On Sat, 30 Jan 2010 20:16:07 +0300 Jurij Smakov wrote:
>at the SILO prompt, that should drop you into a root shell after the
>initialization done by initrd is done. You can also do it from the installer CD,
>just perform all steps until partitioning (to ensure that the disks are detected),
>then choose 'Back' option until you get to the main installer menu,
>and choose 'Start shell' option from there.
>Failure to boot was caused by machine type misdetection, caused by the
>changes in uname -m output on sparc. It should be fixed in kernels
>220.127.116.11 and newer, for now the workaround is to chroot into the newly
>installed system at the end of the installation and run 'silo -u -f'
>to force the machine type to ultrasparc.
Thank You, Jurij, entering Linux init=/bin/sh on boot prompt done the thing.
I got single user mode and renamed /etc/rc2.d/S30gdm to /etc/rc2.d/s30gdm
But trying 'silo -u -f' somehow damaged loader, and after reboot
I got error in OBP boot prompt.
I boot from installation CD in rescue mode and fixed SILO.
After this I could successfully boot Lenny without desktop and begin to work with it.