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From: Marc Giger <gigerstyle@×××.ch>
To: gentoo-alpha@l.g.o
Cc: Jay Maynard <jmaynard@××××××××.cx>
Subject: Re: [gentoo-alpha] LiveCD refuses to boot on Takara
Date: Tue, 10 Feb 2004 16:07:43
In Reply to: [gentoo-alpha] LiveCD refuses to boot on Takara by Jay Maynard

On Sat, 7 Feb 2004 08:08:19 -0600
Jay Maynard <jmaynard@××××××××.cx> wrote:

> In my neverending quest to set up at least one running system with > Gentoo/Alpha, I've gotten a Takara (DMCC PICMG 21164/500) fixed and > running. The LiveCDs, both 1.4-test1 and 1.4RC1-test4, refuse to boot > on it. The kernel panics, claiming a kernel paging error. I can boot > the Debian 3.0r2 install CD on the box, but it doesn't have enough > smarts to install Gentoo: I can get the networking running fine, and > (after un-bzipping the stage tarball elsewhere) have the hard disk > initialized and loaded, but I can't bind-mount /dev (which is > required, since no devfs), and chroot complains"FATAL: kernel too > old". The Debian install CD uses a 2.2.20 kernel. > > Now what do I do? Am I going to have to do something really kludgey > like build my own LiveCD with whichever option is missing that keeps > the current one from booting on Takara?...or, worse, have to patch it > first?
As you already noticed, you need a 2.4 kernel to be able to do a "mount -o bind". I remember that I had problems with the newer Gentoo-Live CD's. Search for the oldest one (1.4-test1 should be ok). To the paging error: We can't help because you provided to less informations. Where occures the problem? What was the last message? If you are able to identify the subsystem where it panics, try to disable the subsystem with boot parameters. The Documentation/kernel-parameters.txt in the kernel-source-tree gives you some insight in the options. greets Marc -- gentoo-alpha@g.o mailing list


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Re: [gentoo-alpha] LiveCD refuses to boot on Takara Tavis Ormandy <taviso@g.o>