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From: Joseph Jezak <josejx@g.o>
Subject: Re: yaboot has kicked my butt - 5 times?!
Date: Thu, 23 Sep 2010 16:02:08 -0400
 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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