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PostPosted: Sun Feb 13, 2005 3:09 am    Post subject: Install on 7025-F80 Reply with quote

I managed to boot my f80 today but I get two penguins on the frame buffer and a bunch of garbled text as the kernel boots...

any suggestions would be appreciated.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 13, 2005 4:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK... I passed that hurdle.

If I boot from OF, I get many options in yaboot but if I let it just boot from CD directly, only choice it gives is linux.

seems that one works and the kernel boots but Panics with an error after going through the SCSI inits.

Kernel Panic No Init try passing init=

so I guess the initrd is loading but it won't pass off to the livecd image?

this is just a guess. Perhaps I burned something wrong?

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 13, 2005 3:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK... update.

The different prompt was coming from the harddrive. apparently someonee had already put RedHat ES3 on this system before it fell into my hands.

Managed to get it to boot once. but no root password.

my next step will be single user mode and reset the password. I'd like to learn a bit more about the hardware before installing gentoo.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 14, 2005 2:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I backed off to 2004.1 and now I have non-garbled frame buffer.

proceeding with install from this point.
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