Re: 2.6.5-pre* does not boot on my PReP PPC

From: Sven Hartge
Date: Sat Mar 27 2004 - 09:07:27 EST

Tom Rini <trini@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 26, 2004 at 08:33:18PM +0200, Meelis Roos wrote:

>> Recent 2.6.5-pre* and -rc1 and -BK don't boot on my Motorola Powerstack
>> (PReP with no RTAS but with OF).
>> I use netboot to test new kernels. Normally, the screen is changed to
>> VGA text mode and the bootloader speaks some lines of info and asks for
>> the kernel command line. Now, the image is loaded via tftp (as shown by
>> tcpdump, the last datagram is smaller) and nothing more happens. The
>> cursor stays where it is - at the beginning of the Booting ... line in
>> graphics mode OF environment and that's all.

> Hmm. Can you hook up a serial line, enable serial console as well and
> see if anything pops out there?

I am seeing the same problem here too (Powerstack II with OF).

Using the serial console does not change to behavior in any way, it is
just stuck after the transmission of the kernel and no further
information is printed.

I even let it stay this way for a long time (read: over 12 hours) and
nothing changed.

The only difference is: Is see this problem since the 2.6.4 (or maybe
even 2.6.3) kernel. I'm a bit short on time right now, so I am
currently not able to specify a correct -BK-release.

At least I know, 2.6.1 and 2.6.2-rc2 were able to boot, until the
problem with the Tulip/3Com cards hits me


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