Subject: Re: T5048 Continuous Reset
To: Kenneth Freidank <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Kenneth Freidank <email@example.com>
Date: 01/23/2007 01:15:04
I finally got my T5048 to boot off an INSTALL kernel!
After about 30+ hours of trial and error, I arrived at an install kernel
that will finally boot this !#$ eMachine T5048 (D102GGC2). The kernel
is bootfloppy-tiny, with the 2 lines added:
options REALBASEMEM=638 # size of base memory
options REALEXTMEM=100000 # size of extended memory
I have 512 MB, but I didn't know what settings would work, so I chose
small numbers. My working NetBSD machine (an IBM NetVista 2292) reports
base mem as 638 kb, so I used that. The T5048 (D102GGC2) reports 639 kb
by the boot loader.
Now I face the arduous task of converting my INSTALL_TINY kernel file
into the standard Install file. The INSTALL kernel with 2 lines added
Did I just find an install bug?
This solution was found on the following netbsd archive post.
list port-amd64; date 11/07/2005; subject: Pentium Extreme Edition +
D955XBK; from: Tomokatsu HAYAKAWA
Kenneth Freidank wrote:
> Thanks guys. I will try that. My next step will be to create a
> series of custom floppies on my good NetBSD machine with different
> kernels, until I find a kernel that works on my T5048 (D102GGC2).
> David Laight wrote:
>> On Wed, Jan 10, 2007 at 03:19:43PM -0500, Steven M. Bellovin wrote:
>>> I suspect a bad interaction with some device on your machine. I think
>>> you should try booting a very minimal kernel and then adding devices,
>>> one by one, until you find it. INSTALL_TINY or GENERIC_TINY might be a
>>> good starting point.
>>> The other, completely different approach, is to boot GENERIC.MPACPI,
>>> since there have been reports of machines that won't boot without ACPI
>>> support active.
>> Maybe even GENERIC.LAPTOP ...