Can't get 7248 PreP boot disk working in 2.6
paulus at samba.org
Wed Mar 17 22:13:29 EST 2004
linuxppcdev at qbjnet.com writes:
> I've never had trouble making a boot disk for 2.4.x kernels. Using the
> current bitkeeper 2.4 and 2.6 however, the 2.4 works fine and the 2.6
> reads a few sectors and goes to the System Maint disk insert dialog.
> Tried different floppies, etc.
There is a bug in arch/ppc/boot/utils/mkprep.c in 2.6. This patch
should fix it. Tom, how about sending this to Linus and Andrew?
diff -urN linux-2.5/arch/ppc/boot/utils/mkprep.c linux-2.4/arch/ppc/boot/utils/mkprep.c
--- linux-2.5/arch/ppc/boot/utils/mkprep.c 2004-01-03 11:27:07.000000000 +1100
+++ linux-2.4/arch/ppc/boot/utils/mkprep.c 2003-12-31 09:32:23.000000000 +1100
@@ -219,6 +219,8 @@
pe.number_of_sectors = cpu_to_le32(2*18*80-1);
#endif /* __i386__ */
write( out, block, sizeof(block) );
write( out, entry, sizeof(*entry) );
write( out, length, sizeof(*length) );
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