Pauls 2.2.15 does not boot a 7200

Jeff Garzik jgarzik at
Sun May 21 23:56:35 EST 2000

Ethan Benson wrote:
> On Sun, May 21, 2000 at 07:17:29AM -0500, jeramy b smith wrote:
> > I rsynced up to 15 from pre20 and compiled the kernel. Boots just fine using
> > bootx on the 7200 I stole from work on Friday.
> as i have mentioned bootx is not an option, there is no macos (and no
> space for it)
> > Using the novideo option as well as video=platinumfb
> ill try forcing the video to that so we can at least see if the kernel
> is giving any hints as to why it fails to boot.
> > I can try to OF boot this 7200 but I don't want to develop a migraine this
> > weekend.
> bah OF booting is not that hard ;-)

I've always had trouble getting a kernel going on the 7200.

I believe my solution was a stripped-down kernel, something like
removing the VGA console was key IIRC.


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