Subject: Re: 4.99.23 fails to boot on sparc64
To: Martin Husemann <email@example.com>
From: Erik Bertelsen <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 07/14/2007 20:13:33
2007/7/12, Martin Husemann <email@example.com>:
> On Thu, Jul 12, 2007 at 04:05:36PM +0200, Erik Bertelsen wrote:
> > NetBSD IEEE 1275 Bootblock
> > >>NetBSD/sparc64 OpenFirmware Boot, Revision 1.9
> Oh, and could you also try a newer ofwboot? Just cp /usr/mdec/ofwboot /
> (the change to ofwboot should be unrelated)
Updating /ofwboot did not help in any visible way.
Rebooting with command: boot netbsd.u8
Boot device: /sbus/SUNW,fas@e,8800000/sd@0,0 File and args: netbsd.u8
NetBSD IEEE 1275 Bootblock
>> NetBSD/sparc64 OpenFirmware Boot, Revision 1.10
>> (firstname.lastname@example.org, Sun Jul 8 02:00:04 CEST 2007)
read header short
Failed to load 'netbsd.u8'.
Updating sources today and I can (still) boot a completely rebuilt
GENERIC kernel, but a kernel built of GENERIC minus the floppy disk
driver fails (netbsd.u8 above).
diff GENERIC U8
< ## Floppy controller and drive found on SPARCstations.
< # need share with the sparc, and everyone else. needs to use auxio.
< # actually, the ebus version has (will have) direct access to it's AUXIO
< # register space (it is mapped in to fdthree not auxio).
< fdc0 at sbus? slot ? offset ? # SUNW,fdtwo
< #fdc0 at ebus? # fdthree, EXPERIMENTAL
< fd* at fdc0 # the drive itself
(and these and previous kernels have been made available to Martin as
described in personal mail).