boot problems on pseries
olaf at aepfle.de
Wed Aug 23 08:35:29 EST 2006
On Tue, Aug 22, dtutty at porchlight.ca wrote:
> Boot failures:
> 1. CD not recognized as bootable, so use OF manually.
> 2. OF manually will boot yaboot.
> 3. yaboot doesn't find its config in the /etc directory
> of the cd, nor in the / directory of the CD with the
> yaboot executable.
> 4. when manually from yaboot attempt to boot a kernel
> image, get either:
> a) CLAIMED FAILED
> b) incorrect ELF format
> (something like that, I wasn't there
> when the tech got that one)
> c) not a valid kernel image
> At no point do I get any indication that the linux kernel has had a
> chance to try booting; it doesn't get that far.
I havent seen that sort of error, maybe a bad burn.
> I'll look at SuSE and see if there's a free-download of a boot floppy.
You can try to boot the inst32 file via the network. Make sure to fix
the ARP entry for the H50 on the tftp server, like 'arp -s 188.8.131.52 MAC'
yaboot.ibm can also be used. Rename yaboot.cnf to yaboot.conf so yaboot
will be able to download it.
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