[LinuxBIOS] tyan s2881 - partial success
yinghailu at gmail.com
Fri Dec 16 06:31:56 CET 2005
can you use memtest to valid your memory?
there is one option in memtest to enable support for LinuxBIOS and
On 12/15/05, Ward Vandewege <ward at gnu.org> wrote:
> So, with some help from Yinghai today, I finally managed to make my own
> working LinuxBIOS image, and boot it on the s2881. Fantastic!
> It cut boot time roughly in half - and that's without doing any optimizing of
> the init startup sequence, which now takes up the bulk of the bootup time.
> Anyway. Once the system booted, I tested network access and a few other
> things, and everything seemed to work just fine.
> But 10 minutes later the machine was no longer pingable, and I didn't get any
> response on the serial console anymore either.
> I shut it down, and restarted with LinuxBIOS. At this point, it would not
> boot anymore - as you can see in the attached serial log, it just decides to
> restart its fallback image just after init starts, which then hangs the box.
> Any clues? This is the latest svn revision (2145), with Etherboot 5.4.1 +
> FILO to boot from the local SATA drive.
> I rebooted with the proprietary BIOS, which brought the box up just fine
> (after complaining that it had to reset the CMOS). It started re-syncing the
> software RAID array right after boot though, so maybe that is related to the
> linuxBIOS hang upon boot, which is right after the kernel starts the RAID
> I won't be able to work more on the box for the next week or two
> (holidays...), but I thought I'd better signal this now.
> Ward Vandewege <ward at fsf.org>
> Free Software Foundation - Senior System Administrator
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