[LinuxBIOS] EPIA-MII 12000, almost there. ( newbie )

Myles Watson myles at pel.cs.byu.edu
Tue May 30 16:38:53 CEST 2006

Did you try using mkelfImage from ftp://ftp.lnxi.com/pub/mkelfImage ? It
combines the vmlinuz & initrd files into one.

To get my machine to boot I used the same kernel parameters as I found in
grub, set up by Fedora. 

-----Original Message-----
From: linuxbios-bounces at linuxbios.org
[mailto:linuxbios-bounces at linuxbios.org] On Behalf Of Per Mellander
Sent: Tuesday, May 30, 2006 1:05 AM
To: linuxbios at linuxbios.org
Subject: [LinuxBIOS] EPIA-MII 12000, almost there. ( newbie )

Hi list.

I've been trying to get LinuxBIOS going on my EPIA-MII 12000 system. I've
read numerous
messages on the ML and Googling for answers. Still I can't get my system to
boot properly.

Following the HOWTO I've managed to create a linuxbios.rom that actually
boots, starts
the payload ( filo ) but then I don't get the kernel to load.

I'm using LinuxBIOS snapshot as of 24th of May and Filo 0.5. The VGA-rom is
extracted with:

dd if=/dev/mem of=/video.bios.bin bs=65536 count=1 skip=12

My root is /dev/hdb1 and I've put my ( working ) kernel at /vmlinuz. ( It's
a stock
Fedora 5 kernel, 2.6.16-1.2111_FC5. )

When I use  USE_GRUB = 1 and put a copy of my menu.lst in
/boot/filo/menu.lst, I only
get a grub prompt and when trying to manually load the kernel with:

kernel /vmlinuz

It complains about unknown filetype, IIRC.

I've also tried using:

AUTOBOOT_FILE = "hdb1:/vmlinuz root=/dev/hdb1 console=tty0

With this I get the LinuxBIOS to constantly restart.

My actual question is therefore If there is anyone with a working setup that
please give me some help?

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