Boot problem

Dave Aubin daubin at
Tue Sep 21 11:47:01 CEST 2004

I second Stefan's response.  I was so stubborn at first to try
This and then it helped me so much!  So please try this or
Netconsole.  I suspect your kernel could not mount the file
System you specified.  If you try the above methods you should
See exactly what failed.  I think...

FYI Netconsole link: 

-----Original Message-----
From: linuxbios-admin at
[mailto:linuxbios-admin at] On Behalf Of Stefan Reinauer
Sent: Tuesday, September 21, 2004 3:56 AM
To: Sagiv Yefet
Cc: linuxbios at
Subject: Re: Boot problem

* Sagiv Yefet <sagivy at> [040921 10:21]:
> I prepared a kernel elf file.
> The station is up and it loads the elf file.
> Then nothing happens.
> Just print something:
>             Firmware: bios is Linuxbios

One note: It would be a lot easier to help you if you posted a bit of
context around your debug reports, like 2-3 lines of serial output
before the hang etc. Plus, just pasting the actual serial output is
easier to debug than writing error messages down from memory.
Detailed reports will give you higher quality and quicker answers.

> What can be the problem? 

You did not specify to use serial console for your Linux kernel.
add something like "console=ttyS0,115200n8" to your command line.

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