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Subject: Re: [gentoo-sparc] Problem booting SPARC64 installcd on Blade2500 systems
Date: Fri, 13 Oct 2006 12:58:33
Message-Id: 1160744282.10813.17.camel@max2.auckland.local
In Reply to: [gentoo-sparc] Problem booting SPARC64 installcd on Blade2500 systems by Martin Andersen

I have a similar problem trying to boot any kernel more recent than
2.6.11.  I am currently net-booting a 2.6.11-r8 kernel which works fine.

The errors which I have experienced so far include:

Illegal Instruction
Memory Address not Aligned
Data Access Exception
Fast Instruction Access MMU Miss
IDPROM: Warning, unknown format type!

They seem to change depending on the size of the kernel image which I am
attempting to boot and the version from which it was built.  Other than
that there is no obvious rhyme nor reason.

There is a forum post with similar (unresolved) issues here:

If 2.6.11 was still in portage I would suggest that you tried that but
as it isn't....


On Fri, 2006-10-13 at 11:19 +0200, Martin Andersen wrote:
> Hi, > > > I'm trying to get the latest 2006.1 Sparc Universal bootcd (downloaded > yesterday) to run on some Blade2500 machines, without much success. I've tried > the Silver & Non-Silver models, and both the provided kernels (2.6.16 & 2.6.17) > > Some basic info regarding the specs (a prtdiag -v is also attached) -- > > OpenBoot v4.17.1 > 4096 Mb RAM > XVR-1200 GFX module (SUNW,375-3101) > Dual UltraSPARC IIIi 1280 Mhz CPUs > Broadcom NIC (bge0 in Solaris) > > Some have both a XVR-1200 and a XVR-100 module installed (I've tested on both) > The problem however seems to be related to the initial ramdisk -- > > > <..begin BootPROM output..> > > Loading initial ramdisk (644214 bytes at 0x133F802000 phys, 0x40C00000 virt)... > > ERROR: Last Trap: Illegal Instruction > > Error -256 > > ERROR: Last Trap: Memory Address not Aligned > > > <..end BootPROM output..> > > And then it throws you back to the ok prompt. Any suggestions? I'll be happy > to test any experimental livecd's and/or possible BootPROM fixes (env. settings, > disabling mem, etc.) I didn't do an asr-disable, as the previous problems seemed > to have to do with having more than 4Gb mem, which isn't the issue here. > > > Regards, >
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