[OpenBIOS] Milax and the alarm word

Nick Couchman Nick.Couchman at seakr.com
Wed Dec 9 05:30:24 CET 2009

>>> On 2009/12/08 at 21:22, Tarl Neustaedter <Tarl.Neustaedter at Sun.COM> wrote:
> Nick Couchman wrote:
>>> Incidentally I notice that the latest Solaris code doesn't seem to use 
>>> alarm anymore; Nick - does your Nevada boot get any further with current 
>>> OpenBIOS SVN?
>> Nevada doesn't get any further, and I get the same error trying to boot the 
> Milax 0.3.2 SPARC ISO.  Trying to dig up some debugging information right 
> now, but I'm running into any issue with none of the words being available 
> for debugging until after the boot command has been issues, which of course 
> then causes the unhandled exception...
> Right. If you're doing Nevada, the booter should respond to a "-H" 
> (capital H) switch to abort the boot after defining the words.
> The boot command does essentially:

I don't know whether it's OpenBIOS or Qemu, or the exception happens before the -H argument can take place, but "boot cdrom -H" doesn't seem to have any effect - I get exactly the same behavior whether I use the -H flag or not.  I'll take a look at the rest of your debugging tips and try to put them to use - thanks!!


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