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Achim Gottinger wrote:
> Achim Gottinger wrote:
> > Brian Snipes wrote:
> > > OK. I followed the installation instructions from gentoo.org and my
> > > booting of the bzImage kernel stops at:
> > >
> > > VFS: Mounted root (reiserfs filesystem) readonly.
> > > Freeing unused kernel memory: 220k freed
> > >
> > > And then it pauses forever. Does the kernel support K6 processors or is
> > > it PII+ only or does anyone else have any ideas what might be the problem?
> > Hi Brian,
> > I tested to install on a K6 yesterday too. The bootcd freezes after linuxrc
> > is finished
> > So init gets not started.
> > I compiled everything here with -mpentium not -mpentiumpro, so the
> > optimization can not be the cause
> > for that. The tarnge thing is that older versions of gentoo worked fine on
> > K6/2 machines here.
> > If you have found the bug, please tell me, meanwhile I will try get things
> > working here.
> I was unable to fix this bug till now. :-/
> But I found out at which place the system hangs.
> It is definately /sbin/init that does not work.
> I modified /usr/src/linux/init/main.c a bit to output more info what is going
> on at the moment.
> And I found out that the last call in mail.c that succeeds is
> This function does not return on sucess, so I think /sbin/init can be executed
> but hangs then.
> So I will focus on init now.
I build an statically linked init with -m486 and replaced the init on my
testsystem with that.
Now if I boot I see the INIT headline after "Freeing unused memory" then the
I make a -m486 optimized sys.tbz2 now and will try that.
> > Bye Achim
> > >
> > > Brian Snipes
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