6.0-BETA5 and Ultra 1 !?

Marius Strobl marius at alchemy.franken.de
Wed Oct 19 03:02:43 PDT 2005

On Wed, Oct 19, 2005 at 03:55:56AM +0200, Gheorghe Ardelean wrote:
> Hi Marius,
> Thank you for your tip. It works now!
> Booting a new loader with "make LOADER_GZIP_SUPPORT=no" solved the
> problem. I can definitely boot from the onboard SCSI disc.
> What we need to make this work also with installation ISO?

There's no simple way to modifiy an existing install ISO so it
will boot on an U1 and install a loader that is able to boot
from a disk attached to the on-board controller. It's proably
easier to build a custom install ISO with gzipfs disabled or
a patch with a proper workaround in the first place.
If you meant what it would take to get either of it into
the 6.0-R ISOs it's most likely too late; I don't think that
changes allowing U1 (which are not yet properly supported
anyway due to lack of drivers for the on-board NIC and CG6
cards) to boot would be accepted this late in the release

> At the time when the "Fast Data Access MMU Miss" error occured I have made
> a ctrace and a ftrace. If this can be useful to somebody I can post the
> output.

Like I wrote the problem is understood, I just need time to sit
down and think of an acceptable workaround for that firmware
limitation and implement it. Thanks anyway.


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