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> Mathias W. wrote:
>>>> oldconfig) and it doesn't boot. I get the same message as in this
>>>> thread: http://archives.gentoo.org/gentoo-mips/msg_00503.xml
>>>> NESTED EXCEPTION #1 (vid 0) at EPC: ffffffff9fc6a0a4; first exception
>>>> at PC: 0
> Second, whenever you use an older config on a newer kernel, _always_
> check the config to make sure it didn't flip something off. Things
> changed dramatically from .17 to .20, and relying on oldconfig alone
> isn't recommended. I usually run through menuconfig and just check the
> categories myself.
Now I carefully looked through menuconfig and did some additional customization but didn't find anything obvious wrong.
Still the new kernel does not boot.
I'm willing to try a config from you guys if you have one for the octane/octane2
> That all said, nested exceptions sometimes point at ARCS bugs. You may
> have an out-of-date PROM. Unfortunately, we're not sure which PROMs are
> out-of-date, and which ones aren't.
I have "PROM Monitor SGI Version 6.5 Rev 4.8 IP30 Sep 6,2001 - 64 Bit"
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