Gentoo Forums
Gentoo Forums
Gentoo Forums
Quick Search: in
Crazy booting issues! [Solved]
View unanswered posts
View posts from last 24 hours

 
Reply to topic    Gentoo Forums Forum Index Gentoo on PPC
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
projectle
Tux's lil' helper
Tux's lil' helper


Joined: 30 Jan 2005
Posts: 90

PostPosted: Tue Apr 18, 2006 8:45 pm    Post subject: Crazy booting issues! [Solved] Reply with quote

Today I was installing Gentoo on my Powerbook (first time for a 5,9 - however many times on other models) and I ran into a bit of a snag.

Here is the senario...

Everything appeared to install just fine including the kernel compile, yaboot and all the other essencials, however when I went to reboot my system, I became stuck at boot on the following screen...

First, we have the yaboot screen, goes fine, then we have a white screen that goes away pretty quick so I am unable to read, then we have a black screen with the following text...

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Using PowerMac machine description
Total memory = 2048MB; using 4096kB for hash table (at cfc00000)
Linux version 2.6.17-rc1 (root@livecd) (gcc version 3.4.4 (Gentoo 3.4.4-r1, ssp-3.4.4-1.0, pie-8.7.8)) #1 PREEMPT Mon Apr 17 21:27:47 PDT 2006
Found initrd at 0xc1900000:0xc19dd000
Found UniNorth memory controller & host bridge @ 0xf80000000 revision: 0xd9
Mapped at 0xfdfc0000
Found a Intrepid mac-io controller, rev: 0, mapped at 0xfdf40000
Processor NAP mode on idle enabled.
PowerMac motherboard: PowerBook G4 17"
setuparch: bootmem
Found UniNorth PCI host bridge at 0xf0000000. Firmware bus number 0->1
Found UniNorth PCI host bridge at 0xf2000000. Firmware bus number 0->1
Found UniNorth PCI host bridge at 0xf4000000. Firmware bus number 0->1
via-pmu: Server Mode is disabled
PMU driver v2 initialized for Core99, firmware: 11
nvram: Checking bank 0...
nvram: gen0=1924, gen1=1923
nvram: Active bank is: 0
nvram: OF partition at 0x410
nvram: XP partition at 0x1020
nvram: NR partition at 0x1120
arch: exit
Top of RAM: 0x90000000, Total RAM: 0x80000000
Memory hole size: 0MB
Built 1 zonelists
Kernel command line: root=/dev/ram0 real_root=/dev/hda3 ro ramdisk_size=8192
mpic: Setting ip MPIC " MPIC 1 " version 1.2 at 80040000, max 4 CPUs
mpic: ISU size: 64, shift: 6, mask: 3f
mpic: Initializing for 64 sources
PID hash table entries: 4096 (order: 12, 16384 bytes)
GMT Delta read from XPRAM: 0 minutes, DST: off
time_init: decrementer frequency = 8.320000 MHz
time_init: processor frequency = 1666.666660 MHz
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

At this point, HID devices stop responding (determined by Caps Lock key not activating)

I have tested with gentoo-sources-2.6.16-r2 and vanilla-sources-2.6.17-rc1
both act the same way upon boot.

My yaboot.conf is as follows...
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
boot=/dev/hda2
ofboot=hd:2
device=/pci@f4000000/ata-6@d/disk@0:
install=/usr/lib/yaboot/yaboot
magicboot=/usr/lib/yaboot/ofboot

image=/boot/kernel-genkernel-ppc-2.6.17-rc1
label=Linux
read-only
partition=3
root=/dev/ram0
append="real_root=/dev/hda3 init=/linuxrc"
initrd=/boot/initramfs-genkernel-ppc-2.6.17-rc1
initrd-size=8192
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Any help would be greatly appreciated.


Last edited by projectle on Wed Apr 19, 2006 12:53 am; edited 1 time in total
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
JoseJX
Retired Dev
Retired Dev


Joined: 28 Apr 2002
Posts: 2774

PostPosted: Tue Apr 18, 2006 9:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is a kernel bug and won't be fixed until the next .17_rc. Use 2.6.16 for now or if you really want 2.6.17, use a git version.
_________________
Gentoo PPC FAQ: http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/gentoo-ppc-faq.xml
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
projectle
Tux's lil' helper
Tux's lil' helper


Joined: 30 Jan 2005
Posts: 90

PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 2006 12:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the help. I went back to the gentoo-sources 2.6.15-r1 and everything appears to be working just fine.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
untiefe
Apprentice
Apprentice


Joined: 12 Jan 2004
Posts: 230
Location: the nonexisting Bielefeld, Germany

PostPosted: Thu May 04, 2006 3:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

JoseJX wrote:
This is a kernel bug and won't be fixed until the next .17_rc. Use 2.6.16 for now or if you really want 2.6.17, use a git version.


I'm using vanilla-sources-2.6.17_rc3 and have the same problem! But I want to use this kernelversion because of the wlan driver for the broadcom chipset. Can you tell me where the kernel bug lies - maybe I don't need this option and can just switch it off...
_________________
"I'm an angel bored like hell
And you're a devil meaning well"

:: Cardigans - You're The Storm ::

glcu - gentoo linux cron update (full featured semi-automatic updates via cron)
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
JoseJX
Retired Dev
Retired Dev


Joined: 28 Apr 2002
Posts: 2774

PostPosted: Thu May 04, 2006 3:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The bug was fixed in 2.6.17_rc2, so I doubt you're running into the same problem. Most likely, you don't have support for your framebuffer device, recheck this and try again.
_________________
Gentoo PPC FAQ: http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/gentoo-ppc-faq.xml
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
untiefe
Apprentice
Apprentice


Joined: 12 Jan 2004
Posts: 230
Location: the nonexisting Bielefeld, Germany

PostPosted: Fri May 05, 2006 6:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

JoseJX wrote:
The bug was fixed in 2.6.17_rc2, so I doubt you're running into the same problem. Most likely, you don't have support for your framebuffer device, recheck this and try again.


You were right, actually - although the the error looked exactly like the one projectle described:

projectle wrote:
First, we have the yaboot screen, goes fine, then we have a white screen that goes away pretty quick so I am unable to read, then we have a black screen with the following text...
[...]
time_init: decrementer frequency = 8.320000 MHz
time_init: processor frequency = 1666.666660 MHz


Anyway - thanks a lot! (and the wirless card is also working :-))
_________________
"I'm an angel bored like hell
And you're a devil meaning well"

:: Cardigans - You're The Storm ::

glcu - gentoo linux cron update (full featured semi-automatic updates via cron)
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Reply to topic    Gentoo Forums Forum Index Gentoo on PPC All times are GMT
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum