I went back through and double checked everything, rebooted, and
resetenv, and presto, arcboot booted properly. Now we're cooking!
Then tried to emerge X-org, which compiled fine but could not build a
config file. I looked for some documentation on the gentoo mips site
but didn't see much (and elsewhere). Is it possible to get X and
eventually kde running? Thanks again for your help.
On Mon, 2004-11-29 at 17:34, Stephen P. Becker wrote:
> Andrew Finley wrote:
> > Your Good Steve,
> > I did forget to mount boot the last time. And got it to boot, part
> > way. I got a "kernel panic - not syncing: No init found. Try passing
> > init= option to the kernel"
> > Sorry to keep bugging you, but I'm not sure where to find help (google
> > only works so far) :-)
> > andy
> Well, that's interesting. It seems that both the kernel looks at
> OSLoadPartition from the prom when being loaded via arcboot. Arcboot
> uses OSLoadPartition to determine where the kernel and arcboot.conf are
> stored, and it uses the SGI naming scheme to do so (eg the
> pci(0)scsi(0)disk(1)rdisk(0)partition(X) bit). The kernel uses
> OSLoadPartition to determine the root device, and apparently the
> append="root=/dev/sda3" from arcboot.conf isn't getting passed, or is
> being overridden. Try changing OSLoadPartition to /dev/sda3 from the
> prom. Arcboot will spit an error that you should change it to something
> else, but then will scan the other partitions for /etc/arcboot.conf and
> should auto-detect what partition it really needs and then boot normally.
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