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From: Andrew Finley <afinley@×××××××.edu>
To: gentoo-mips@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-mips] arcboot problem R5000 o2
Date: Mon, 29 Nov 2004 22:32:01
Message-Id: 1101767520.18017.63.camel@populus
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-mips] arcboot problem R5000 o2 by "Stephen P. Becker"
Hi Steve,
Ok I moved the kernel and /etc/arcboot.conf to my /boot (and as noted in
the man page, made a link from boot to boot) and changed my arcboot.conf
to reflect the changes.

Now in the prom I resetenv so that:
SystemPartition = pci(0)scsi(0)disk(1)rdisk(0)partition(8)

then ran arcboot - then it says it can't find the arcboot.conf or an
ext2fs.  Then it says to adjust OSLoadPartition to
pci(0)scsi(0)disk(1)rdisk(0)partition(2)  Which I tried with no success
I also tried pci(0)scsi(0)disk(1)rdisk(0)partition(1) with no success.
My boot partition is on sda1, root is sda3, and swap is sda2.

any ideas what I'm doing dumb?

On Mon, 2004-11-29 at 15:46, Stephen P. Becker wrote:
> Andrew Finley wrote: > > Ok, I tried. > > > > On the R5000 O2: > > 1) emerged arcboot, then following the man page, I put it in the volume > > header. > > > > 2) ignored the boot partition I made during the system install, and made > > a file called kernel in sda3 (i.e., my root partition see fstab below) > > > > 3) I put the kernel that Steve gave me into the kernel file > > > > 4) changed the arcboot.conf to reflect my changes (see below). > > > > 5) then back to prom I did "boot -f arcboot" - result was an error > > something like "can't find kernel looking in \unix" > > > > I tried several variation on this theme but with no luck. What am I > > doing wrong? > > Thanks again. > > -andy > > > > Why not just use sda2 if you already have it designated for /boot? You > just have to make sure that arcboot.conf goes into /boot/etc. Also > remember you have to set SystemPartition to the volume header from the prom. > > Steve > > -- > gentoo-mips@g.o mailing list > >
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Re: [gentoo-mips] arcboot problem R5000 o2 "Stephen P. Becker" <geoman@g.o>