Subject: Re: Upgrade to a releng build gone bad: How does one boot single user from the boot prom?
To: None <>
From: Tillman Hodgson <>
List: port-sgimips
Date: 07/30/2004 13:38:00
On Fri, Jul 30, 2004 at 12:21:13PM -0600, Tillman Hodgson wrote:
> When I try to boot the new kernel (by changing the
> OSLoadFilename variable):
> > boot
> Cannot load scsi(0)disk(1)rdisk(0)partition(8)/boot.
> Text start 0x2000, size 0xb7b0 doesn't fit in a FreeMemory area.
> Unable to execute scsi(0)disk(1)rdisk(0)partition(8)/boot:  not enough space
> Unable to load scsi(0)disk(1)rdisk(0)partition(8)/boot: not enough space
> That doesn't look happy.

It turns out that if I cancel a boot, this what results for all
subsequent boots until I run "init" from the boot PROM. At that point,
the new kernel boots fine and all is well :-)


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