Re: booting 2.6.4 from OpenFirmware

From: Benjamin Herrenschmidt
Date: Tue Mar 30 2004 - 18:08:50 EST

On Wed, 2004-03-31 at 08:18, Martin Schaffner wrote:
> Hi,
> I try to boot linux-2.6.4 from OpenFirmware on my Apple iBook2 (dual
> USB). I'm using the image named "vmlinux.elf-pmac". While linux-2.4.25
> boots fine, linux-2.6.4 doesn't without the following modifications:
> (I found this procedure by trial and error, by mixing stuff from 2.4
> into the build of 2.6.)
> If I try to boot the stock kernel, OpenFirmware tells me "Claim
> failed", and returns to the command prompt.
> Does anybody have an idea what is the cause of this?

That's strange, I do such netbooting everyday on a wide range of
machines without trouble. Are you using some kind of cross compiler ?
Maybe there are some issues with cross compiling of the boot wrapper...


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