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From: Matthias Bethke <matthias@×××××××.de>
To: gentoo-mips@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-mips] Qube2 can't load CoLo
Date: Thu, 17 May 2007 11:04:17
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-mips] Qube2 can't load CoLo by Kumba
Hi Kumba,
on Thursday, 2007-05-17 at 02:40:32, you wrote:
> Even though I've not messed with my RaQ2 in ages, that is indeed an > odd error from the old cobalt ROM. What kind of hard drive do you > have?, maybe some bunk data is stored in the MBR that's throwing the > bootloader off? IMHO, the old bootloader/ROM is a flaky, hunk of > garbage anyways. You can always try flashing colo directly to the ROM > chip. Just keep it on an UPS for safety, and colo itself should be > more than stable enough to handle that.
Thanks for the encouragement---I had been too chicken to try it yet as the manual said to make sure the chainloading version works first. Actually I even have a flasher but I'd have to install Windows for it in case it screwed my flash chip, so... :) Anyway, I tried and it worked flawlessley in a matter of seconds. Kudos to Colonel Panic! It's still dropping me to the boot menu to load the kernel by hand but I think that has got to do with my default.colo file, have to check it once my new kernel compile has finished.
> Your udev errors, what do they entail? I've been keeping an eye out for > people running 2.6.17 kernels and having problems with userland. I'm > curious to know what glibc revision you have merged. I've got a nagging > suspicion we may be about to hit into an upgrade path issue that i ran into > on my Octane, but have yet to ascertain whether it was specific to me or > not.
The error message says: | * Mounting /dev for udev ...[ oops ] | | | * The "mount" command failed with error: | | wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on udev, | missing codepage or other error | In some cases useful info is found in syslog - try | dmesg | tail or so | | * Since this is a critical task, startup cannot continue. My glibc is 2.3.6-r4, it's all still the original 2007.0 install image from redhatter. But I'm quite sure that's not the problem, this looks pretty much like a problem I had on a HPPA box a while ago. I had disabled support for hotplug devices in the kernel since it's a server and I thought I didn't need it. Afterwards, udevd wouldn't start any more, complaining about some missing netlink functionality, I don't remember exactly what it was. On the Qube I should have dumped the config from the netbooted installation kernel but went with "make cobal_defconfig" first, which I found later has no hotplug support either. So I'm pretty confident it will work once I have the new kernel compiled (it's going through the whole 2h procedure right now because I forgot to set the clock last time 8-]). I'll post my result when I have any. cheers! Matthias -- I prefer encrypted and signed messages. KeyID: FAC37665 Fingerprint: 8C16 3F0A A6FC DF0D 19B0 8DEF 48D9 1700 FAC3 7665


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Re: [gentoo-mips] Qube2 can't load CoLo Andrew Gaffney <agaffney@g.o>