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From: Nicholas S-A <nova@...>
Subject: Re: problems with PowerBook G4
Date: Tue, 20 Sep 2005 22:43:04 -0400
Thank you so much! That worked to get over the prom_init. 
unfortunately, I still cannot boot. It gets a kernel panic wand 
outputs:
VFS: unable to open root "/dev/hda11" or unknown-block(0,0)
add root= with correct root device to boot line
kernel panic - cannot open root filesystem
reboot in 180 seconds...
I used "/dev/hda9" (my boot partition), "/dev/ram0", "hd:11", etc in 
various combinations as kernel options for root= and real_root=	. with 
root=/dev/ram0 and real_root=/dev/hda11, it said unknown-block(1,0) 
instead. Is there an easy fix for this? should I be using OF or Linux 
HD naming? any other ideas?
thank you so much again,
Nick
On Sep 20, 2005, at 9:40 PM, Joseph Jezak wrote:

> Nicholas S-A wrote:
>> hello,
>> I have installed Gentoo PPC (2005.1) on my 800 Mhz Titanium PowerBook 
>> G4 successfully (it boots). I have some problems, however, and I was 
>> wondering if anyone could help me. As it stands, I can not do the 
>> following which I would like:

>> 2) I have a problem with my kernel. When I try to boot off of a 
>> kernel that I complied myself, it always gives " returning* 
>> 0x01400000 from prom_init"* as an error in the Open Firmware white 
>> background, then NO MORE TEXT is outputted, and it freezes. 
>> Apparently, this error is common with powermac G5's (except with more 
>> text and a return to the OF prompt), but why my old powerbook has it 
>> I do not know. to compile the kernel, I ran
>> make clean dep modules modules_install vmlinux
>> dep was not needed. My system says making the vmlinux image worked 
>> fine. however, it does not boot, instead giving the above error. Any 
>> ideas on how I could get it to work?
>
> You haven't compiled in a framebuffer device.  On that machine you 
> need to have RadeonFB compiled into your kernel.

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