Booting 2.2.0-pre6 on a PowerStack-II (Net 4000/200)
jpeters at phx.mcd.mot.com
Sat Jan 16 12:49:31 EST 1999
I think this is the same problem I was seeing. This machine is also the known as
the Utah. I fixed this in arch/ppc/boot/misc.c. Here is the diff:
Michael Meissner wrote: 454c454
< if (( (unsigned long)zimage_start <= 0x01000000 ) && initrd_start)
> if ( (unsigned long)zimage_start <= 0x01000000 )
> On Fri, Jan 15, 1999 at 04:28:55PM +0100, Alois Fertl wrote:
> > Cort Dougan wrote:
> > >
> > > It looks like your zImage is being stomped on before it can be
> > > decompressed. I'll take a look at the boot loader code and see why it
> > > isn't adjusting your free ram section. You might want to try changing to
> > > load address in the PPCBug to be near the top of memory in the mean time.
> > I guess this system is running "PowerPC Open Firmware". You can change the
> > load address via the firmware menu:
> > Administrative Options...
> > ---> Modify the Configuration Settings...
> > ---> Edit Configuration Variables
> > step to the parameter "load-base" and enter a new value (decimal).
> > One other problem is the this firmware version obviously does not provide
> > residual data. So Linux will probably not find the PCI devices correctly.
> I tried setting the load-base to various values, and all of them caused dumps
> within the monitor (I tried 10 meg, 64 meg, 3 meg, 120 meg, and even 4 meg + 4
> all to no avail).
> Also, Gary Thomas's 2.0.32 kernel seemed to have no problem in sizing memory,
> so I presume it is able to pick up the residual data.
> > >
> > > } loaded at: 00400400 00415FD0
> > > } relocated to: 00600000 00615BD0
> > > } zimage at: 0040A400 0049A889
> > > } avail ram: 00400000 00600000
> > > }
> > > } Linux/PPC load: console=tty0 console=ttyS0,9600n8 root=/dev/sda2 mem=127M
> > > } Uncompressing Linux...done.
> > > } Now booting the kernel
> Michael Meissner, Cygnus Solutions (Massachusetts office)
> 4th floor, 955 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA
> meissner at cygnus.com, 617-354-5416 (office), 617-354-7161 (fax)
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