[Soekris] linux on the net4501
skmail at mcewen.wcnet.org
Tue Apr 9 03:45:07 UTC 2002
> I used 2.4.16 without any patches. I haven't tried with 2.4.18.
> You said you can boot from a desktop, but does that boot from the serial
I have successfully run console on serial on both desktop and the net4501.
> And, in lilo.conf:
Not quite sure I understand that one. Looks to me like you mapped
the first bios drive to /dev/hde? To make it bootable maybe?
> #serial=0,19200n8 # not needed on soekris
Yep, have that too. Console works fine on both desktop and net4501.
That's how I found out where it quits booting.
> If you're using lilo, are you sure the geometry used to write the kernel
> is the same as the soekris is using?
Well, I thought about that. When I originally started trying to boot
from the CF card on the net4501, lilo kept dying on me. Using the linear
option fixed that, so I am assuming that it is using the same geometry.
The kernel loads and starts executing, then dies just before it should be
mounting the root disk read only for disk checking.
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