Thank you so much! That worked to get over the prom_init.
unfortunately, I still cannot boot. It gets a kernel panic wand
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,
On Sep 20, 2005, at 9:40 PM, Joseph Jezak wrote:
> Nicholas S-A wrote:
>> 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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