Gentoo Archives: gentoo-ppc-user

From: Guy Yasko <gyasko@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-ppc-user@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-ppc-user] Linux installed from 2005.1 disk does not start
Date: Sat, 01 Oct 2005 20:27:04
Message-Id: 873bnl6l2m.fsf@oedipa.disorg
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-ppc-user] Linux installed from 2005.1 disk does not start by Joseph Jezak
On 1 10月 2005, Joseph Jezak told this:

 > > Please wait, loading kernel
> > Elf32 kernel loaded > > Loading System.map > > System.map loaded at 01700000, size:260 Kbytes > > Opening display /pci@f0/NVDA,NVMac@10... ok > > Copying OF device tree...done > > Calling quiesce... > > returning 0x01400000 from prom_init > > And then everything hangs; the only way out is to cut the power. > > You need a framebuffer device in your kernel, Linux doesn't work on PPC > without an FB. You should use the OpenFirmwareFB with an nVidia chipset. >
different machine (powerbook 6,8), same problem here. It happens with the 2005.1 install disk, and also with many kernels between 2.6.12 and 2.6.14-rc3. For example, with 2.6.14-rc3, "video=ofonly" gives me something like the above message and so does "video=rivafb". "video=nvidiafb" makes the machine poweroff instantly. There were reports of a similar problem with a recent Fedora Core install disk. On the Powerbook6,8 the kernel got up to "setup_arch: enter" and stopped. -- Guy Yasko -- gyasko@×××××.com -- gentoo-ppc-user@g.o mailing list