[Soekris] debian example does not work, reboot

skyper skyper at segfault.net
Sat Oct 25 13:21:24 UTC 2003


Hi,

yeah, it worked perfectly after i added
bios = 0x80
to etc/lilo.conf.


thnx.

skyper

On Sat, Oct 25, 2003 at 02:23:35PM +0200, Huub Reuver wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 24, 2003 at 10:47:14PM +0000, skyper wrote:
> > Hi,
> > 
> > I've a net4521. I tried to install linux using this guide:
> > http://www.innercite.com/~mike/soekris/
> > The soekris box reboot right after receiving the pxelinux.cfg/default
> > file. Last tcpdump output before the reboot:
> > 
> < cut tcpdump output >
> > 
> > Anyone had similiar problems?
> 
> Did you compile the kernel yourself?
> In that case you should have information from the .config.
>  
> What you could try is using a kernel with serial console support and
> take a close look at the concole messages. I suspect there is a major
> flaw in the kernel configuration.
>   
> > My next try was to insert the flashcard into the flash reader/writer
> > of my laptop. I created a partition (/dev/sda1), set boot flag,
> > linux fs type and created the ext2 filesystem (mke2fs /dev/sda1).
> >  
> > I mounted it to /mnt, untared the debian system into it (from above
> > URL) and did:
> >  
> > chroot /mnt /bin/sh
> > . /root/.bashrc
> > lilo -b /dev/sda
> >  
> > After a reboot i see
> > L 00 00 00 00 00 ...
> >  
> > (means that the second stage bootloader could not be loaded).
> >  
> > Anyone ever tried to install a linux system that way? Any trick i
> > missed?
>    
> Post the lilo.conf. You have to play with the boot=, disk= and bios=
> options. 
>     
> I use 2 almost similar lilo.conf files (with the -r and -C options). 
> One with:
>      boot=/dev/hda
>   
> And the other with:
>      boot=/dev/hde
>      disk=/dev/hde
>      bios=0x80
> 
> Here /dev/hde is the device the CF-card is mounted at in my laptop.
> (This is the major part of the story which can be found at 
> http://www.xs4all.nl/~hreuver/running_lilo_at_hostsystem.html and in the
> lilo documentation.)
> 
> Note that the rest uses the normal information like "root=/dev/hda1".
> 
> What surprises me from your sparse information is that you mount the
> CF-card as an SCSI-device. AFAIK CF-cards emulate IDE-drives.
> 
> With regards,
> Huub Reuver
>      
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