On Thu, Sep 23, 2010 at 10:04 PM, Joseph Jezak <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> My responses are inline this time. It's easier when there's so much
> going on!
> On 09/23/10 16:41, Mark Knecht wrote:
>> Two pictures posted:
>> Top half of boot screen:
>> Bottom half of boot screen
> Okay, these look exactly as expected. You've booted into the shell fine
> and the kernel does detect the hard drive fine. It appears that the disk
> was not cleanly unmounted, which is what the messages in the bottom
> picture indicate. Once you get USB working so we can type into the
> console, we'll take a look at what's actually going on.
>> Full USB HID support is built as modular. I don't seem to be able to
>> change it to built in. make menuconfig is only giving me modular or
>> not set. (Kernel config USB info this is set is at the end)
> If you use menuconfig and you go to the "Help" option, it will tell you
> what dependencies need to be set in order to build the module. Most
> likely, you did not set the USB subsystem itself to be built in.
>> lspci says the controller is an Apple controller and the driver is
>> 'macio' which seems sensible. I see it in the boot screen I think.
>> That driver is built in, but the PATA_MACIO driver is not:
>> (chroot) livecd linux # cat .config | grep MACIO
>> # CONFIG_PATA_MACIO is not set
>> (chroot) livecd linux #
>> Maybe I've mistakenly left the right disk driver out of the kernel
>> thinking the hardware was SATA based? Does the PATA_MACIO option need
>> to be set for the Mac Mini? I don't understand how this kernel config
>> would have ever worked befor unless I'm confusing where it came from.
> You're using the old style driver which results in devices named hdX#.
> It's called IDE_PMAC. The new driver which uses the sdX# naming
> convention (and uses libpata), is called PATA_MACIO.
>> Does the append="init=/bin/bash" command allow the kernel to load
>> drivers or do I need to build USBHID into the kernel to get the
>> keyboard to work at this level of boot?
> I would built it in for now, it'll be easier since there's no good way
> to get into the system to tell it to load the drivers.
OK, I finished the emerge -e @world. No changes. Still doesn't boot.
I've put the append="init=/bin/bash" back in and booted. I'm at the
console and this is confusing. It seems that /dev/hda4 is probably
mounted. I can do
ls -al /
I see all the stuff I'd expect to see - /bin, /boot, etc. - and also
the two downloads necessary to do the install - portage-latest.tar.bz2
& stage3-ppc-20100919.tar.bz2 - so I must be looking at the right
physical hard drive.
However even though I see that stuff simple commands like df don't
work yielding something like this:
df: cannot read table of mounted file systems: No such file or directory
Additionally, there is nothing at all under /proc. It's empty!