[LinuxBIOS] Kernel does nothing

Eyal Cohen eyal at cohenim.net
Sun Aug 5 02:35:03 CEST 2007

Using the original BIOS and the same kernel with "console=ttyS0,115200"

On Sat, 2007-08-04 at 04:40 -0400, Corey Osgood wrote:
> Eyal Cohen wrote:
> > FILO version 0.4.2 (eyal at mainmachine) Sun Jul  1 06:26:04 IDT 2007
> > Press <Enter> for default boot, or <Esc> for boot prompt... timed out
> > boot: hda1:/vmlinuz root=/dev/hda1 console=tty0 console=ttyS0,115200
> > hda: LBA 40GB: ST340810A
> > Mounted ext2fs
> > Found Linux version (eyal at mainmachine) #5 PREEMPT Thu Jul 5 11:50:44 ID
> > T 2007 bzImage.
> > Loading kernel... ok
> > Jumping to entry point...
> >   
> It looks like your kernel may not be compiled with serial console
> support. The best check I know of is to boot the system up with the
> stock bios, then interrupt grub, edit the kernel options to include
> "console=tty0 console=ttyS0,115200", and then see what happens on your
> serial terminal. If that can't be easily done, check your kernel config
> file, and make sure serial support is compiled in (no modules, unless
> you want to load an initrd), along with serial console, etc, etc.
> Also, make sure you allow the kernel some time to load, it does take a
> bit. If you're interested in speeding it up, look for Peter Stuge's FILO
> IDE Speedup patch in the archives, which is for filo-0.5 (which can be
> grabbed with svn co svn://openbios.org/filo/trunk/filo-0.5)
> hope this helps
> -Corey

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