Gentoo Archives: gentoo-hppa

From: Brett Johnson <brett@××××.com>
To: gentoo-hppa@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-hppa] Gentoo live CD on HP D360
Date: Tue, 11 Jul 2006 14:22:01
Message-Id: 20060711142140.GG10979@blzj.com
In Reply to: [gentoo-hppa] Gentoo live CD on HP D360 by gwhiteside@btinternet.com
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: > ===================================================== > > 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: > > ===================================================== > > 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. > > > ===================================================== > This is livecd.gentoo (Linux parisc > 2.6.15.1-pa4-livecd32) 13:23:49 > > livecd login: > > ===================================================== > > 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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