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Subject: Re: Problem booting SPARC64 installcd on Blade2500 systems
Date: Fri, 13 Oct 2006 13:58:02 +0100
Hi,

I have a similar problem trying to boot any kernel more recent than
2.6.11.  I am currently net-booting a 2.6.11-r8 kernel which works fine.

The errors which I have experienced so far include:

Illegal Instruction
Memory Address not Aligned
Data Access Exception
Fast Instruction Access MMU Miss
IDPROM: Warning, unknown format type!

They seem to change depending on the size of the kernel image which I am
attempting to boot and the version from which it was built.  Other than
that there is no obvious rhyme nor reason.

There is a forum post with similar (unresolved) issues here:
http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-p-3642405.html

If 2.6.11 was still in portage I would suggest that you tried that but
as it isn't....

M


On Fri, 2006-10-13 at 11:19 +0200, Martin Andersen wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> 
> I'm trying to get the latest 2006.1 Sparc Universal bootcd (downloaded 
> yesterday) to run on some Blade2500 machines, without much success. I've tried 
> the Silver & Non-Silver models, and both the provided kernels (2.6.16 & 2.6.17)
> 
> Some basic info regarding the specs (a prtdiag -v is also attached) --
> 
> OpenBoot v4.17.1
> 4096 Mb RAM
> XVR-1200 GFX module (SUNW,375-3101)
> Dual UltraSPARC IIIi 1280 Mhz CPUs
> Broadcom NIC (bge0 in Solaris)
> 
> Some have both a XVR-1200 and a XVR-100 module installed (I've tested on both)
> The problem however seems to be related to the initial ramdisk --
> 
> 
> <..begin BootPROM output..>
> 
> Loading initial ramdisk (644214 bytes at 0x133F802000 phys, 0x40C00000 virt)...
> 
> 	ERROR: Last Trap: Illegal Instruction
> 
> Error -256
> 
> 	ERROR: Last Trap: Memory Address not Aligned
> 
> 
> <..end BootPROM output..>
> 
> And then it throws you back to the ok prompt.  Any suggestions?  I'll be happy 
> to test any experimental livecd's and/or possible BootPROM fixes (env. settings, 
> disabling mem, etc.) I didn't do an asr-disable, as the previous problems seemed 
> to have to do with having more than 4Gb mem, which isn't the issue here.
> 
> 
> Regards,
> 

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