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From: drobbins@g.o
To: gentoo-dev@g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] Gentoo RC3 kernel booting with AMD K6
Date: Tue, 09 Jan 2001 10:01:03
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] Gentoo RC3 kernel booting with AMD K6 by (Achim Gottinger)
On Tue, Jan 09, 2001 at 08:39:45AM +0100, Achim Gottinger wrote:

> I tested to install on a K6 yesterday too. The bootcd freezes after linuxrc > is finished So init gets not started. I compiled everything here with > -mpentium not -mpentiumpro, so the optimization can not be the cause for > that. The tarnge thing is that older versions of gentoo worked fine on K6/2 > machines here.
Achim, remember that if for some reason the kernel is not compatible with the K6, /sbin/init will crash the first time it makes a call to an incompatible kernel function. Maybe a good test would be to boot and run /bin/bash first rather than init to make sure everything works. If everything works (ls, man, etc) then it might be /sbin/init. I see no special reason why init should be having problems and I'd guess that "pentiumpro" kernel optimizations are not compatible with the K6. You can test this by passing the init=/bin/bash option on the GRUB command line: In GRUB, (e)dit, goto line you want to change, (e)?edit, add "init=/bin/bash", hit enter, then (b)oot. I think that's how you do it. Thanks for looking into it, -- Daniel Robbins <drobbins@g.o> President/CEO Gentoo Technologies, Inc.


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Re: [gentoo-dev] Gentoo RC3 kernel booting with AMD K6 (Achim Gottinger)