[Soekris] Linux boot help
jshare at krotus.com
Fri Nov 19 16:01:25 UTC 2004
jdanda at sunflower.com wrote:
> I cant get linux (22.214.171.124) to boot on my 4801. I am using PXE and
> pxelinux appears to work. It downloads the kernel and root filesystem.
> But then nothing happens. I don't know what to troubleshoot next.
> The kernel is a default build. The root filesystem is homemade and
> incomplete. I know it may be wrong but I figured the boot process would
> get further than it is.
> Here is a dump of the console:
> Trying to load: pxelinux.cfg/01-00-00-24-c3-52-fcLoading
> It just hangs after Ready.
> Does someone have a 'normal' dump of the console they could send me?
> Oh, here is my pxe conf:
> DEFAULT bzImage
> APPEND debug initrd=rootfs root=/dev/ram rw
You aren't telling the kernel to use the serial port as a console. You
(or 19200n81, or whatever your bps is).
You will also need to start a getty on the serial port, to be able to
login via serial. Usually a line like this in /etc/inittab:
T0:23:respawn:/sbin/getty -L ttyS0 9600 vt102
(again, tweak to your bps).
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