I'm trying to install Gentoo on my Blade 100 using a serial console. SILO starts normally and the kernel does boot, but the machine hangs directly after switching from the boot console, even sending a break over the serial line no longer works.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Set up a Blade 100 with a serial console
2. Attempt to boot from the install CD.
clocksource: mult[b40001] shift
clockevent: mult[16c16bf] shift
Console: colour dummy device 80x25
console [tty0] enabled
(system hangs here and needs powercycling)
Using the netboot image instead:
atyfb: 3D RAGE XL (Mach64 GR, PCI-33) [0x4752 rev 0x27]
atyfb: 8M SDRAM (1:1), 29.498928 MHz XTAL, 230 MHz PLL, 83 Mhz MCLK, 63 MHz XCLK
Console: switching to colour frame buffer device 144x56
atyfb: fb0: ATY Mach64 frame buffer device on PCI
f007d648: ttyS0 at MMIO 0x1fe020003f8 (irq = 9) is a 16550A
Console: ttyS0 (SU)
console [ttyS0] enabled
(system continues booting normally here)
This is a so called "headless" installation, no monitor or keyboard attached.
Have you tested the cd with normal screen output?
I just tried to boot the install-sparc64-minimal-20110214.iso and
it didn't complete the boot neither.
I've to take a screenshot but the output stops at an early stage and the dvd drive stops turning after a while. Have to check the network activity.
Sorry, both of my Blades are installed in a rack and attaching a monitor and screen at this time is difficult. I can only use the serial console for the time being.
Its probably http://marc.info/?l=linux-sparc&m=129426177717121&w=2
The patches for those went into 2.6.37, so we need to stabilse 2.6.37 and spin a minimal bootcd for testing.
Sorry, my mistake, I meant 2.6.38. Damn numbers :p
time to mark 2.6.38 stable?
.38 stable, but since installcd fails to build...will keep this open until we have installcd working...
My Sun Blade 100 hangs even with 3.0.3:
resetting my nvram to defaults fixed the boot problem for me:
Also, I see that installcds are being built now, should this bug be closed?
Confirmed fixed with install CD image install-sparc64-minimal-20110919.iso.
Thanks to everyone who contributed to this.