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From: "Stephen P. Becker" <geoman@g.o>
To: gentoo-mips@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-mips] arcboot problem R5000 o2
Date: Mon, 29 Nov 2004 23:34:26
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-mips] arcboot problem R5000 o2 by Andrew Finley
1 Andrew Finley wrote:
2 > Your Good Steve,
3 > I did forget to mount boot the last time. And got it to boot, part
4 > way. I got a "kernel panic - not syncing: No init found. Try passing
5 > init= option to the kernel"
6 >
7 > Sorry to keep bugging you, but I'm not sure where to find help (google
8 > only works so far) :-)
9 >
10 > andy
12 Well, that's interesting. It seems that both the kernel looks at
13 OSLoadPartition from the prom when being loaded via arcboot. Arcboot
14 uses OSLoadPartition to determine where the kernel and arcboot.conf are
15 stored, and it uses the SGI naming scheme to do so (eg the
16 pci(0)scsi(0)disk(1)rdisk(0)partition(X) bit). The kernel uses
17 OSLoadPartition to determine the root device, and apparently the
18 append="root=/dev/sda3" from arcboot.conf isn't getting passed, or is
19 being overridden. Try changing OSLoadPartition to /dev/sda3 from the
20 prom. Arcboot will spit an error that you should change it to something
21 else, but then will scan the other partitions for /etc/arcboot.conf and
22 should auto-detect what partition it really needs and then boot normally.
24 Steve
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