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PostPosted: Sun Apr 25, 2004 7:55 pm    Post subject: kernel not booting on eMac G4, ATI Radeon [SOLVED] Reply with quote

I choose to do a stage 2 installation,
I used ppc-sources to compile the kernel.
But when i try to boot from the complied kernel the screen goes blank and nothing happens..
:cry: :cry: :cry:
Can somebody plz help me out.. ??
Please let me know what file(s) you want to take a look at, so that i will post the corresponding file(s)..

Thanks,
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 25, 2004 8:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe it is a video problem. Just guessing but you may not have the video configured correctly.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 25, 2004 8:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 25, 2004 9:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Deathwing00 wrote:
Moved from Installing Gentoo.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 26, 2004 7:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do i need to add the video drivers in the list of the modules to be loaded at install time ???
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 26, 2004 7:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm pretty sure the video driver needs to be in the kernel and not a module.

I had a similar issue on a Sparcstation with an ATI video chip. It would load the kernel and the screen would go blank but it looked like it was still booting from the HD activity. I just had to enable the ati driver for it in the kernel and it started working.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 26, 2004 1:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I checked, I've complied the video card drivers in the kernel itself and not as a seprate module.
But i've also compiled some other video card driivers in the kernel as well.
Is it that only the drivers pertaining to your video card should be complied within the kernel ??
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 26, 2004 4:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No, it shouldn't matter.

as a test you can add video=ofonly to the end of your kernel arguments for boot, which should get you working video, at least enough to figure out why it's not working with the native driver.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 27, 2004 1:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I tried append="video=ofonly" in yaboot.conf..but I am still not able to boot :cry: :cry: :cry:
Same thing happens, screen goes blank...

What else could it be related too... ??

Should I post the .config I am currently using ?

Then how come I am able to boot from the LiveCD ??
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 27, 2004 4:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are you sure you left the OF video option enabled in the kernel? Sounds like maybe not ...
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 28, 2004 4:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Code:

CONFIG_FB_OF=y


I've set that option.. :cry: :cry:
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 28, 2004 5:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hey! the kernel did boot :) :) :)

And I figured out what was the mistake. Actually it was not a mistake, it was a human error :)
and here the human was myself :)

The other day I added 'append="video=ofonly" ' to yaboot.conf BUT forgot to load the configuration by "mkofboot -v". *you have a rite to get mad at me on that :wink:*

I did "mkofboot -v" today and it worked wonders..

Many Thanks,
and sorry for the trouble caused...
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