unreliably booting off a BCM5701.
Eric W. Biederman
ebiederman at lnxi.com
Tue Mar 23 18:02:01 CET 2004
Stefan Reinauer <stepan at suse.de> writes:
> * Eric W. Biederman <ebiederman at lnxi.com> [040322 19:59]:
> > Stefan Reinauer <stepan at suse.de> writes:
> > > Also, I could not get beyound this point with a Linux 2.6.5rc1 kernel.
> > > Linux 2.4.x boots through to userland... It looks like a kernel issue,
> > > but could it come from mkelfImage?
> > Possibly. Either that or you got hit with the changes to the
> > 2.6.x config option changes. I have booted a 2.6 kernel. So unless
> > it is a very recent change things should still work.
> I definitely have booted 2.6 kernels up to 2.6.2 under LinuxBIOS as
Ok that is peculiar. 2.6.5rc1 has some patches to head.S which possibly
accounts for it as soon as I have a moment I will check and see if
that is what breaks it. From the looks the changes to head.S should
not break anything....
> > Have you tried memtest86? I am quite curious to if your memory
> > is working solidly. With all of your bootloaders going haywire
> > I really don't know what to think.
> No memtest yet, but filo and etherboot, and linux kernel 2.4 - When they
> get loaded, they seem to work seamlessly...
So the etherboot and filo issues were resolved?
> > This might be a glitch in 5.3.recent as well. I have not looked
> > in detail at what is going on there. I can't think of anything
> > that would cause a failure like that.
5.3.x is the development version, and there is some major development
going on there to implement pxe support so I don't know what is
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