You can not boot from CK804 sata directly with FILO in Etherboot.
The code only support Sata that can work on compatible IDE mode.
You need to use other media ( network, CF IDE flash) to load kernel with
ck804 sata and kexec support, and use kexec to load final kernel in your
[mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of Myles Watson
Sent: Wednesday, May 17, 2006 3:57 PM
Subject: [LinuxBIOS] Etherboot (FILO) with SATA on tyan s2895
I am booting linuxbios with etherboot and filo as the payload. I tried
follow the s2881 tutorial on the wiki.
Etherboot only finds my cd-rom. When I try to use hde:/ it tells me that
"Drive 4 does not exist". All drives up to j except hda (my cd-rom) give
same error message. Sometimes if I try hdg it hangs.
I saw README.filo_in_etherboot where it says it only works on SATA port
2. I've tried on SATA 0 port 0 and 1, SATA 1 port 2 and 3.
I also seem to need to boot the factory BIOS in between each attempt, or
won't get very far.
Is there something simple I've missed?
Drivers: TG3 FILO Images: NBI ELF
Protocols: DHCP TFTP
Relocating text ...
Scanning PCI: found 30 devices
Probing pci disk...
[FILO]FILO version 0.4.1
boot: hde3:/boot/vmlinuz... initrd=/boot/initrd...
IDE time out
No drive detected on IDE channel 2
No drive detected on IDE channel 1
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