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From: Martin Andersen <martin.andersen@...>
Subject: Re: Problem booting SPARC64 installcd on Blade2500 systems
Date: Fri, 13 Oct 2006 19:44:41 +0200 (CEST)
* Mike Owen <kyphros@...> on Fri, 13 Oct 2006 at 08:23 -0700:

<...>

> > 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..>
> 
> 
> It's been a while since I had to play around with a non-booting sparc,
> but in the past the problem was an incompatibility between obp and
> silo when booting from cd. I found that the best way for *me* was to
> dig out my old Gentoo 1.4 cd, although I believe the 2005.0 disc
> worked as well. On all the machines that refused to boot with the 2006
> discs, they worked with one of those older ones.
> 
> Or, netboot always worked as well.

Hmm.. Curious.  So it might be the version of SILO that is at fault here; or 
perhaps something different with the way initrd is handled.

I'll try a 2005.* image to see if that works better.  Would be nice to get this 
nailed down in order for recent install cds to work, as much of the hardware in 
the Blade probably won't be supported as well in those older releases (if at all) -- 
so an installation would take quite some time and determination to get going I 
guess (note: they are intended to be used in a graphical environment.)

As for netbooting -- not an option at that location, unfortunately. Otherwise 
that would be the way to go (had the same issue on Linux-MIPS with an Octane2)


Regards,

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