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ba0547 at bnv-bamberg

Jan 2, 2007, 2:15 PM

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Booting Sun ultra sparc 60 with "own" kernel.

Hello,

try to boot my sun ultra sparc 60 machine with my self compiled version
of kernel 2.6.17. found several instructions in gentoo documentation.
mean that i have all done as described. linux boots from
device /dev/sda3 (which has not sun type 5) using silo boot manager. Don
´t know if the wrong partition type is the problem. solaris won´t boot
without this partition type. copied kernel from install cd to my boot
partition /dev/sda3/ /boot directory and system starts but network
device don´t work and keyboard seems to have wrong layout. when i try to
start my own kernel system seems to hang after a vew minutes. no error
messages or warnings. only power off helps, key "stop-a" has no effect.

harald.


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pilage at drizzt

Jan 2, 2007, 2:33 PM

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Re: Booting Sun ultra sparc 60 with "own" kernel. [In reply to]

1. make sure the KB settings are set with "US" not sun key map if using
2.6.xx
2. you will have to make sure you build the proper drivers into the kernel
to get the network device to work.
the livecd does hardware detection then loads those drivers, I am not an
expert but just copying the kernel from the livecd won't give you that
functionality.
if you can get the kernel from the livecd to boot, then you have a working
system, so to speak, to work from. compare the options selected in your
kernel vs. the livecd...of course now i am wondering if you didnt do the
makemenuconfig on the livecd kernel you won't be able to see those options.
bottom line is the system works it is now down to playing with the configs.

hope that helps

On Tue, 02 Jan 2007 15:15:22 -0600, harald <ba0547 [at] bnv-bamberg> wrote:

> Hello,
>
> try to boot my sun ultra sparc 60 machine with my self compiled version
> of kernel 2.6.17. found several instructions in gentoo documentation.
> mean that i have all done as described. linux boots from
> device /dev/sda3 (which has not sun type 5) using silo boot manager. Don
> ´t know if the wrong partition type is the problem. solaris won´t boot
> without this partition type. copied kernel from install cd to my boot
> partition /dev/sda3/ /boot directory and system starts but network
> device don´t work and keyboard seems to have wrong layout. when i try to
> start my own kernel system seems to hang after a vew minutes. no error
> messages or warnings. only power off helps, key "stop-a" has no effect.
>
> harald.
>
>


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ba0547 at bnv-bamberg

Jan 2, 2007, 3:22 PM

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Re: Booting Sun ultra sparc 60 with "own" kernel. [In reply to]

Hello,

than´s for your answer.
don´t know how to make a "makemenuconfig" on a olready compiled kernal
image. do i have to change to /usr/src/linux directory? or is it a
additional packaga that i have to install additionally? If i would be
able to see all the configs on the original cd-image, that would help...

best reagards, Harald.
Am Dienstag, den 02.01.2007, 15:33 -0600 schrieb Pilage:
> 1. make sure the KB settings are set with "US" not sun key map if using
> 2.6.xx
> 2. you will have to make sure you build the proper drivers into the kernel
> to get the network device to work.
> the livecd does hardware detection then loads those drivers, I am not an
> expert but just copying the kernel from the livecd won't give you that
> functionality.
> if you can get the kernel from the livecd to boot, then you have a working
> system, so to speak, to work from. compare the options selected in your
> kernel vs. the livecd...of course now i am wondering if you didnt do the
> makemenuconfig on the livecd kernel you won't be able to see those options.
> bottom line is the system works it is now down to playing with the configs.
>
> hope that helps
>
> On Tue, 02 Jan 2007 15:15:22 -0600, harald <ba0547 [at] bnv-bamberg> wrote:
>
> > Hello,
> >
> > try to boot my sun ultra sparc 60 machine with my self compiled version
> > of kernel 2.6.17. found several instructions in gentoo documentation.
> > mean that i have all done as described. linux boots from
> > device /dev/sda3 (which has not sun type 5) using silo boot manager. Don
> > ´t know if the wrong partition type is the problem. solaris won´t boot
> > without this partition type. copied kernel from install cd to my boot
> > partition /dev/sda3/ /boot directory and system starts but network
> > device don´t work and keyboard seems to have wrong layout. when i try to
> > start my own kernel system seems to hang after a vew minutes. no error
> > messages or warnings. only power off helps, key "stop-a" has no effect.
> >
> > harald.
> >
> >
>
>


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fabtagon at gmx

Jan 2, 2007, 3:39 PM

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Re: Booting Sun ultra sparc 60 with "own" kernel. [In reply to]

Hi,

"make menuconfig" means to go to the kernel src directory
(/usr/src/linux) and execute that command there. It'll give you a
graphical (well pseudo-graphical like mc) frontend to configure your
kernel to be built.


> If i would be
> able to see all the configs on the original cd-image, that would
> help...

Try the following (I atm have no Live-CD in range): Boot
your box with the livecd and

$ cat /proc/config > myfile

or

$ zcat /proc/config.gz > myfile


and copy myfile to /usr/src/linux/.config . Thereafter your kernel
source tree will have exactly the same config as the livecd one has.
Though you still have to configure your system accordingly.


Greetings
Fabian
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pilage at drizzt

Jan 2, 2007, 3:45 PM

Post #5 of 5 (1185 views)
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Re: Booting Sun ultra sparc 60 with "own" kernel. [In reply to]

maybe there is a kernel option list for the livecd posted on the forums so
that you can compare or I think Gustavo puts together the livecd maybe he
can post it somewhere(not to drag you in Gus).
If that doesnt pan out start with the base level drivers like the ide
drivers and such to make sure it is getting to the drives to start reading
stuff and if you are still getting errors producing logs to help
troubleshoot.
without looking at what is going on it is tough to try opint you in the
right direction.
Like I said before you have a running system with the livecd kernel so you
know it is just a matter of configuring your own kernel properly to get it
running.

On Tue, 02 Jan 2007 16:22:32 -0600, harald <ba0547 [at] bnv-bamberg> wrote:

> Hello,
>
> than´s for your answer.
> don´t know how to make a "makemenuconfig" on a olready compiled kernal
> image. do i have to change to /usr/src/linux directory? or is it a
> additional packaga that i have to install additionally? If i would be
> able to see all the configs on the original cd-image, that would help...
>
> best reagards, Harald.
> Am Dienstag, den 02.01.2007, 15:33 -0600 schrieb Pilage:
>> 1. make sure the KB settings are set with "US" not sun key map if using
>> 2.6.xx
>> 2. you will have to make sure you build the proper drivers into the
>> kernel
>> to get the network device to work.
>> the livecd does hardware detection then loads those drivers, I am not an
>> expert but just copying the kernel from the livecd won't give you that
>> functionality.
>> if you can get the kernel from the livecd to boot, then you have a
>> working
>> system, so to speak, to work from. compare the options selected in your
>> kernel vs. the livecd...of course now i am wondering if you didnt do the
>> makemenuconfig on the livecd kernel you won't be able to see those
>> options.
>> bottom line is the system works it is now down to playing with the
>> configs.
>>
>> hope that helps
>>
>> On Tue, 02 Jan 2007 15:15:22 -0600, harald <ba0547 [at] bnv-bamberg>
>> wrote:
>>
>> > Hello,
>> >
>> > try to boot my sun ultra sparc 60 machine with my self compiled
>> version
>> > of kernel 2.6.17. found several instructions in gentoo documentation.
>> > mean that i have all done as described. linux boots from
>> > device /dev/sda3 (which has not sun type 5) using silo boot manager.
>> Don
>> > ´t know if the wrong partition type is the problem. solaris won´t boot
>> > without this partition type. copied kernel from install cd to my boot
>> > partition /dev/sda3/ /boot directory and system starts but network
>> > device don´t work and keyboard seems to have wrong layout. when i try
>> to
>> > start my own kernel system seems to hang after a vew minutes. no error
>> > messages or warnings. only power off helps, key "stop-a" has no
>> effect.
>> >
>> > harald.
>> >
>> >
>>
>>
>
>


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