Gentoo Archives: gentoo-hppa

From: gwhiteside@××××××××××.com
To: gentoo-hppa@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-hppa] Gentoo live CD on HP D360
Date: Thu, 13 Jul 2006 11:43:35
Message-Id: 20060713114320.98301.qmail@web86708.mail.ird.yahoo.com
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-hppa] Gentoo live CD on HP D360 by Brett Johnson
Brett,

Thanks for your help. I have tried to battle with it
but I have given up! >:o( (for now anyway)  It seems
to lock up completely after a while.

I'm also not having any joy in getting eth0 working -
not helped by whacky console!  The install doc
suggests modprobe tulip, but this doesn't get eth0 to
appear if I do an ifconfig.

Very frustrating!  Still, better than Debian - it
hangs while booting from CD!

Perhaps I'll look into swapping the D360 for a
proliant and try X86 gentoo!  Either that or raise a
bug report and wait... :0/

Regards,

Graham.

--- Brett Johnson <brett@××××.com> wrote:

> On Tue, Jul 11, 2006 at 02:46:48PM +0100, > gwhiteside@××××××××××.com wrote: > > Folks, > > > > I'm trying to install 2.6.16.1-pa4-livecd32 on an > HP > > D360 box with a serial console. > > > > I first tried booting with all palo settings as > > default. i.e. > > > > Information: No console specified on kernel > command > > line. This is normal. > > PALO will choose the console currently used by > > firmware (serial).Current command > > line: > > 0/vmlinux initrd=initrd TERM=linux root=/dev/ram0 > > init=/linuxrc cdroot looptype= > > squashfs loop=/image.squashfs hda=scsi hdb=scsi > > console=ttyB0 > > 0: 0/vmlinux > > 1: initrd=initrd > > 2: TERM=linux > > 3: root=/dev/ram0 > > 4: init=/linuxrc > > 5: cdroot > > 6: looptype=squashfs > > 7: loop=/image.squashfs > > 8: hda=scsi > > 9: hdb=scsi > > 10: console=ttyB0 > > > > <#> edit the numbered field > > 'b' boot with this command line > > 'r' restore command line > > 'l' list dir > > ? 0 > > > > It boots OK, but then the console seems to get > messed > > up. (It's OK until login stage). Sometimes > characters > > don't echo, line feeds are all over the place, and > the > > prompts are really irratic - it's like a getty is > > sharing the same console as a shell. :o/ > > > > Example: > > >
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> > > > Please report any bugs you find to > > http://bugs.gentoo.org. Be sure to include > > detailed information about how to reproduce the > bug > > you are reporting. > > Thank you for using Gentoo Linux! > > > > livecd root # > > > > > > livecd root # ls > > livecd root # Login incorrect > > > > > > livecd login: > > livecd root # > > Password: pwd > > /root > > livecd root # > > Login incorrect > > > > ls > > livecd root # > > livecd login: > > > > >
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> > > > I then tried booting with palo option 10 deleted. > (No > > console option in boot command). This time I got > a > > stable console prompt, but it now wants a login > and I > > don't have the password. I see on a PC platform > the > > user has to ctrl-alt-F1 to another console and use > > passwd to set the root password, but I can't do > that > > in this case. > > > > > > >
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> > This is livecd.gentoo (Linux parisc > > 2.6.15.1-pa4-livecd32) 13:23:49 > > > > livecd login: > > > > >
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> > > > Any ideas? > > > > Thanks, > > > > Graham. > > -- > > > I had the same problem when I installed on my K200. > What I ended up > doing was fighting with the console to get the root > password changed and > sshd started. Once I had that (took on average over > 20 minutes of > messing around), I just ssh'd in and did the install > remotely. I never > could figure out why the login prompt keept > appearing. I did notice a > pattern on when the login prompt appeared, and I > just had to time my > passwd command to work between the login prompt > cycles. You have to > trust the keyboard, and not the console ;-) > -- > gentoo-hppa@g.o mailing list > >
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