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From: darren kirby <bulliver@...>
Subject: New install fails to boot.
Date: Wed, 4 Oct 2006 13:25:04 -0700
Hi again.

Managed to muddle through the install (mostly) OK, but my kernel is not 
booting. First of all, when building the kernel the guide says to use "make 
vmlinux && make modules_install" so I faithfully followed the instructions. 
This built me a kernel with no modules for some reason. So I built a new one 
in the fashion I am accustomed to: I did "make && make modules_install". This 
time my modules were made, and I copied vmlinux to /boot.

Then, when I tried using yabootconfig as in the manual it failed on me, saying 
something like "failed to get required information. Did you use 
yabootconfig --chroot" or somesuch. So I created a yaboot.conf manually, 
using the guide as a model. I rebooted, and yaboot seemed to be working, it 
gave me the menu and everything but Linux would not boot (more on this 

So I booted the livecd again, and this time I 
ran "yabootconfig --chroot=/mnt/gentoo" and this time it worked, but didn't 
create a menu entry for OS X or to boot from the CD. So I mix and matched and 
currently have this: 






sda1 partition map
sda2 apple bootstrap
sda3 linux swap
sda4 linux '/'

sdb1 partition map
sdb2 apple bootstrap
sdb3 OS X

Again I rebooted, and all seems fine. It boots from a CD, it boots OS X just 
fine, but the one constant throughout all my attempts is that when trying to 
boot Linux, it prints this cryptic message and hangs:

found display :/pci@0,f0000000/ATY,SimoneParent@10/ATX, Simone_B@1, opening...

Since yaboot seems to be working fine otherwise, I am thinking this may be a 
kernel issue, but truly I have no idea. Have I forgotten something important? 
I can post the kernel config if you want to see it.

Does anyone recognize what may have happened here?

darren kirby :: Part of the problem since 1976 ::
"...the number of UNIX installations has grown to 10, with more expected..."
- Dennis Ritchie and Ken Thompson, June 1972
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Re: New install fails to boot.
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Re: New install fails to boot. [SOLVED]
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