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From: Joseph Jezak <josejx@g.o>
To: gentoo-ppc-user@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-ppc-user] yaboot has kicked my butt - 5 times?!
Date: Thu, 23 Sep 2010 20:02:35
Message-Id: 4C9BB240.1080603@gentoo.org
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-ppc-user] yaboot has kicked my butt - 5 times?! by Mark Knecht
On 09/23/10 12:17, Mark Knecht wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 23, 2010 at 7:10 AM, Joseph Jezak <josejx@g.o> wrote: > <SNIP> >> mtab is generated on boot as you mount devices. It's not the problem here. >> >> Can you try adding this line to your yaboot config? It will make the >> system boot directly into a shell instead of starting init: >> ### Put this in the kernel section >> append="init=/bin/bash" >> >> Once this boots, does hda* exist in /dev? How about /dev/null and /dev/zero? >> >> -Joe > OK, so I did it like this: > > boot=/dev/hda2 > #device=/pci@f4000000/ata-6@d/disk@0: > device=hd: > timeout=30 > install=/usr/lib/yaboot/yaboot > magicboot=/usr/lib/yaboot/ofboot > > image=/boot/kernel-2.6.34-gentoo-r1 > label=Gentoo-2.6.34-r1 > append="init=/bin/bash" > partition=4 > root=/dev/hda4 > read-only > > and ran ybin -v > > When I reboot I have no keyboard and cannot probe around. The screen is showing > > (none) / # > > The kernel boots with printk timing info on each line, and then > finishes with two messages: > > bash: cannot set terminal process group (-1): Inappropriate ioctl for device > bash: no job control in this shell > > and at that point the machine is hung. > > So this seems like it's just not finding the hardware at this point? > No disk? No keyboard? > > If you want to see the whole screen I can post another screen shot on Flickr. > > Thanks for the interest and help. I'm sure we'll figure it out. > > - Mark > >
Okay, that all looks fine. Are you sure that you built USB keyboard support into your kernel? This might be why it wouldn't let you type. I wouldn't mind seeing another screen shot either. Once you get keyboard support working, check to see if those device nodes exist. -Joe

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Re: [gentoo-ppc-user] yaboot has kicked my butt - 5 times?! Mark Knecht <markknecht@×××××.com>