[LinuxBIOS] tyan s2881 - partial success (update)

Lu, Yinghai yinghai.lu at amd.com
Fri Jan 6 19:24:26 CET 2006

I'm thinking the way that you can use
1. use LinuxBIOS to boot tiny kernel
2. use RAID5 support in Tiny Kernel and kexec to boot the final kernel.

I wonder if the SW RAID access in FILO is a problem....


-----Original Message-----
From: linuxbios-bounces at openbios.org
[mailto:linuxbios-bounces at openbios.org] On Behalf Of Ward Vandewege
Sent: Friday, January 06, 2006 7:50 AM
To: LinuxBIOS
Subject: Re: [LinuxBIOS] tyan s2881 - partial success (update)

On Tue, Jan 03, 2006 at 04:50:39PM -0800, Lu, Yinghai wrote:
> Can you try with single HD instead of RAID5?

I haven't tried that yet, but I just tried after having the raid array
rebuilt running the proprietary BIOS.

The serial log is attached. It took longer now to crash, just as I
the first time I succesfully booted LinuxBIOS. I got a login prompt and
things worked fine for a few minutes. After that, the same thing: serial
shows that the fallback image is being restarted, and the machine just

In other words, heavy disk activity (sw-raid5 rebuilding) seems to
trigger the
crashes more quickly than otherwise.


Ward Vandewege <ward at fsf.org>
Free Software Foundation - Senior System Administrator

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