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

Per Mellander per at mellander.org
Wed May 31 14:53:19 CEST 2006

Now I get so far that the kernel is identified and loaded but then it breaks :(

I created an elf with mkelfImage:

# mkelfImage --kernel=/vmlinuz-2.6.16-1.2111_FC5 --output=/vmlinuz.elf
--initrd=/initrd-2.6.16-1.2111_FC5.img --command-line="ro root=LABEL=/ rhgb quiet
console=ttyS0 console=ttyS0,115200"


Jumping to boot code at 0x109ad4
FILO version 0.5 (root at mm.int.mmtab.se) Wed May 31 13:44:15 CEST 2006
Press <Enter> for default boot, or <Esc> for boot prompt... timed out
boot: hda1:/vmlinuz.elf
find_ide_controller: found PCI IDE controller 1106:0571 prog_if=0x8a
find_ide_controller: primary channel: compatibility mode
find_ide_controller: cmd_base=0x1f0 ctrl_base=0x3f4
ide_software_reset: Waiting for ide0 to become ready for reset... ok
init_drive: Testing for hda
init_drive: Probing for hda
init_drive: LBA mode, sectors=268435455
init_drive: LBA48 mode, sectors=321672960
init_drive: Init device params... ok
hda: LBA48 164GB: HDS722516VLAT80                        
Mounted ext2fs
Loading Linux version 2.6.16-1.2111_FC5 (bhcompile at hs20-bc1-3.build.redhat.com) #1 Thu
May 4 21:16:58 EDT 2006...
Jumping to entry point...

LinuxBIOS- Wed May 31 13:15:25 CEST 2006 starting...
Enabling mainboard devices
Enabling shadow ram


I get the same result when I try,

AUTOBOOT_FILE = "hda1:/vmlinuz initrd=/initrd.img root=/dev/hda1 console=tty0

so the problem is not in the elf image.

Could you please send me a snippet from your AUTOBOOT or similar?

Btw. Do I have to make a 'special' kernel to make this work or should the stock FC5 work?


On Tue, 30 May 2006 08:38:53 -0600, Myles Watson wrote
> 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.

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