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From: Mark Knecht <markknecht@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-ppc-user@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-ppc-user] yaboot has kicked my butt - 5 times?!
Date: Sat, 25 Sep 2010 11:45:35
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-ppc-user] yaboot has kicked my butt - 5 times?! by Joseph Jezak
On Thu, Sep 23, 2010 at 10:04 PM, Joseph Jezak <josejx@g.o> wrote:
>  My responses are inline this time. It's easier when there's so much > going on! > > On 09/23/10 16:41, Mark Knecht wrote: >> Two pictures posted: >> >> Top half of boot screen: >> >> >> Bottom half of boot screen >> >> > > Okay, these look exactly as expected. You've booted into the shell fine > and the kernel does detect the hard drive fine. It appears that the disk > was not cleanly unmounted, which is what the messages in the bottom > picture indicate. Once you get USB working so we can type into the > console, we'll take a look at what's actually going on. > >> Full USB HID support is built as modular. I don't seem to be able to >> change it to built in. make menuconfig is only giving me modular or >> not set.  (Kernel config USB info this is set is at the end) > If you use menuconfig and you go to the "Help" option, it will tell you > what dependencies need to be set in order to build the module. Most > likely, you did not set the USB subsystem itself to be built in. >> lspci says the controller is an Apple controller and the driver is >> 'macio' which seems sensible. I see it in the boot screen I think. >> That driver is built in, but the PATA_MACIO driver is not: >> >> (chroot) livecd linux # cat .config | grep MACIO >> # CONFIG_PATA_MACIO is not set >> CONFIG_ADB_MACIO=y >> (chroot) livecd linux # >> >> Maybe I've mistakenly left the right disk driver out of the kernel >> thinking the hardware was SATA based? Does the PATA_MACIO option need >> to be set for the Mac Mini? I don't understand how this kernel config >> would have ever worked befor unless I'm confusing where it came from. >> > > You're using the old style driver which results in devices named hdX#. > It's called IDE_PMAC. The new driver which uses the sdX# naming > convention (and uses libpata), is called PATA_MACIO. > >> Does the append="init=/bin/bash" command allow the kernel to load >> drivers or do I need to build USBHID into the kernel to get the >> keyboard to work at this level of boot? > > I would built it in for now, it'll be easier since there's no good way > to get into the system to tell it to load the drivers. > > -Joe > >
Hi Joe, OK, I finished the emerge -e @world. No changes. Still doesn't boot. I've put the append="init=/bin/bash" back in and booted. I'm at the console and this is confusing. It seems that /dev/hda4 is probably mounted. I can do ls -al / I see all the stuff I'd expect to see - /bin, /boot, etc. - and also the two downloads necessary to do the install - portage-latest.tar.bz2 & stage3-ppc-20100919.tar.bz2 - so I must be looking at the right physical hard drive. However even though I see that stuff simple commands like df don't work yielding something like this: (none)/ #df df: cannot read table of mounted file systems: No such file or directory Additionally, there is nothing at all under /proc. It's empty! Cheers, Mark


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Re: [gentoo-ppc-user] yaboot has kicked my butt - 5 times?! Joseph Jezak <josejx@g.o>