[coreboot] [Etherboot-discuss] Etherboot kernel help..

Joshua McDowell jmcdowell at issisolutions.com
Sat Feb 28 14:06:45 CET 2009

  What IRC services do you use?  I would love to do that!



On Fri, 2009-02-27 at 17:58 -0500, Miller, Shao wrote:
> Why not come on into IRC on Freenode and join the #etherboot channel for
> some more lively help?  This seems to be a little mysterious, but in a
> live discussion, a lot of information can flow both ways very quickly in
> order to get to the bottom of your problem.  - Shao
> -----Original Message-----
> From: jmcdowell at issisolutions.com [mailto:jmcdowell at issisolutions.com] 
> Sent: Friday, February 27, 2009 13:52
> To: etherboot-discuss at lists.sourceforge.net
> Subject: [Etherboot-discuss] Etherboot kernel help..
>   I have a problem, that has had me banging my head against the wall for
> weeks.  I am finally giving up, and asking on the list, as I cannot find
> documentation to aid in fixing this issue.
>  Here goes..
>  I have an Linux NetworX cluster here, that uses etherboot on the nodes.
> The new software replacement doesn't use etherboot, although it's
> capable
> of sending out the pxe payload re-packaged for etherboot.  The problem
> is, that when it gets to loading the kernel, it just hangs there.  So
> after trying to build all sorts of new newer newest kernels.  I did a
> little home work.  What I did find, was that execute "file" on each
> kernel. ( The new and old LNXI kernel ) did show two differences.
> Old : x86 boot sector
> My newly built kernels show something different.
> New : Linux kernel x86 boot executable RO-rootFS, root_dev 0x802,
> swap_dev
> 0x1, Normal VGA
>   I have searched and searched for documents that explain how to get the
> image I need.  Can anyone please shed some light on this issue?
>  Thanks in advance.
>   Joshua
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