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From: gwhiteside@××××××××××.com
To: gentoo-hppa@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-hppa] Gentoo live CD on HP D360
Date: Tue, 11 Jul 2006 13:47:13

I'm trying to install on an HP
D360 box with a serial console.

I first tried booting with all palo settings as
default. i.e.

Information: No console specified on kernel command
line. This is normal.
PALO will choose the console currently used by
firmware (serial).Current command
0/vmlinux initrd=initrd TERM=linux root=/dev/ram0
init=/linuxrc cdroot looptype=
squashfs loop=/image.squashfs hda=scsi hdb=scsi
 0: 0/vmlinux
 1: initrd=initrd
 2: TERM=linux
 3: root=/dev/ram0
 4: init=/linuxrc
 5: cdroot
 6: looptype=squashfs
 7: loop=/image.squashfs
 8: hda=scsi
 9: hdb=scsi
10: console=ttyB0

<#>    edit the numbered field
'b'    boot with this command line
'r'    restore command line
'l'    list dir
? 0

It boots OK, but then the console seems to get messed
up. (It's OK until login stage).  Sometimes characters
don't echo, line feeds are all over the place, and the
prompts are really irratic - it's like a getty is
sharing the same console as a shell. :o/


Please report any bugs you find to Be sure to include
detailed information about how to reproduce the bug
you are reporting.
Thank you for using Gentoo Linux!

livecd root #

livecd root # ls
livecd root # Login incorrect

livecd login:
livecd root #
Password: pwd
livecd root #
Login incorrect

livecd root #
livecd login:


I then tried booting with palo option 10 deleted. (No
console option in boot command).  This time I got a
stable console prompt, but it now wants a login and I
don't have the password.  I see on a PC platform the
user has to ctrl-alt-F1 to another console and use
passwd to set the root password, but I can't do that
in this case.

This is livecd.gentoo (Linux parisc 13:23:49

livecd login:


Any ideas?


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Subject Author
Re: [gentoo-hppa] Gentoo live CD on HP D360 Brett Johnson <brett@××××.com>
Re: [gentoo-hppa] Gentoo live CD on HP D360 Tobias Scherbaum <dertobi123@g.o>