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Re: Rosewill RC-301 serial card problems on Netra T1-105

On Fri, Jan 13, 2012 at 02:59:44PM -0800, J. Random Entity wrote:
> Installed the card in the box.  The machine would not boot with it installed
> - basically, it would pass LOM then drop to OpenFirmware; issuing any form
> of boot command would simply cause it to hang.  This behaviour continued
> until `setenv pcia-probe-list 0` was set in OpenFirmware.

> As you can see, the serial card does not appear in the list of installed
> devices.  At this point, my best guess is that by disabling probing of the
> PCI port in OpenFirmware I've made the OS unable to detect its base address
> - but if I re-enable it, boot hangs.  Complete Catch-22.

Does it hang before the kernel starts loading, or during the load?

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