[LinuxBIOS] Kernel does nothing

Corey Osgood corey.osgood at gmail.com
Sun Aug 5 05:25:33 CEST 2007

Eyal Cohen wrote:
> I have resolved the issue by using FILO 0.5 instead of 0.4.2.
> Thank you all.

Good to hear! Thought that might help, but I wasn't sure. And sorry
about my previous email, after reading about Jurgen's patch my mind
wandered, and I went straight to the log.


> On Sun, 2007-08-05 at 03:35 +0300, Eyal Cohen wrote:
>> Using the original BIOS and the same kernel with "console=ttyS0,115200"
>> works.
>> On Sat, 2007-08-04 at 04:40 -0400, Corey Osgood wrote:
>>> Eyal Cohen wrote:
>>>> FILO version 0.4.2 (eyal at mainmachine) Sun Jul  1 06:26:04 IDT 2007
>>>> Press <Enter> for default boot, or <Esc> for boot prompt... timed out
>>>> boot: hda1:/vmlinuz root=/dev/hda1 console=tty0 console=ttyS0,115200
>>>> hda: LBA 40GB: ST340810A
>>>> Mounted ext2fs
>>>> Found Linux version (eyal at mainmachine) #5 PREEMPT Thu Jul 5 11:50:44 ID
>>>> T 2007 bzImage.
>>>> Loading kernel... ok
>>>> Jumping to entry point...
>>> It looks like your kernel may not be compiled with serial console
>>> support. The best check I know of is to boot the system up with the
>>> stock bios, then interrupt grub, edit the kernel options to include
>>> "console=tty0 console=ttyS0,115200", and then see what happens on your
>>> serial terminal. If that can't be easily done, check your kernel config
>>> file, and make sure serial support is compiled in (no modules, unless
>>> you want to load an initrd), along with serial console, etc, etc.
>>> Also, make sure you allow the kernel some time to load, it does take a
>>> bit. If you're interested in speeding it up, look for Peter Stuge's FILO
>>> IDE Speedup patch in the archives, which is for filo-0.5 (which can be
>>> grabbed with svn co svn://openbios.org/filo/trunk/filo-0.5)
>>> hope this helps
>>> -Corey

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