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formica
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2007 2:40 pm    Post subject: [SOLVED] Sun Blade 1000 boot trouble Reply with quote

I don't succeed in booting kernel on a SunBlade1000. There is a lot of problem with SCSI controller QLA2XXX.
Please, can anyone attach a .config and relative kernel version?

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2007 4:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I believe your problem is too new kernel version... as QLA2XXX firmwares do not ship with newer kernels.

Take a look at this post to find out working kernel version and config.

http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-557970.html
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2007 7:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There's my patch to use 2.6.17 ql2xxx on newer kernels, somewhere there:

http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-559046.html
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2007 9:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The problem is that gentoo-sources-2.6.17 are OUT of portage.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2007 2:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tiketti:
I used gentoo-source-2.6.17-r8 with your .config file on my SunBlade1000.
The kernel hang up on "Booting Linux..." and then I must to turn off the machine.

Any idea?
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2007 2:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Basic questions and answers topic that is sticky on top of this forum says:

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Q: My system just freezes when booting with a message like:
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Remapping the kernel... done.
Booting Linux...
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A: Your kernel config is wrong, you lack framebuffer and/or console support for your machine.
The installcd did work didn't it? Use the config in it (/proc/config.gz) as a basis for yours.


So most propably you have different framebuffer installed than I do. My config is for PGX64 which I have in use, so you need to edit the config-file to match the framebuffer you have in use.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2007 6:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It was a problem with frambuffer. Solved.
I have used 2.6.17-r8 with .config posted by tiketti.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2008 11:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

formica wrote:
The problem is that gentoo-sources-2.6.17 are OUT of portage.

formica wrote:
It was a problem with frambuffer. Solved.
I have used 2.6.17-r8 with .config posted by tiketti.

Hi, I have the same problem, where did you find the gentoo-sources-2.6.17-r8???
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2008 8:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can download them from viewcvs @ http://sources.gentoo.org

eg gentoo-sources-2.6.17-r8.ebuild.

But why do you want to use such an old kernel?
You can easily use a recent kernel if you patch it like rvalles did or you can create an initrd image containing the firmware.

This might help you if you want to go for the initrd image.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2008 8:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

blu3bird wrote:
But why do you want to use such an old kernel?

I'm trying to install gentoo on a Sun Fire V880 server with Qlogic's FCAL Host Bus Adapter.

gust4voz wrote:
I'm doing gentoo-sources-2.6.20-r4 stable as i write this.
It has many bugfixes and improvements, off the top of my head:

* Niagara stability greatly improved
* Improved alsa driver for snd-sun-cs4231 (specially for SBUS machines)
* atyfb should properly handle blade 100/150 again, even with gcc4
* Lots of alignment fixes
* E450 wouldn't boot with newer kernels
* Heavy-load NFS oops

Caveats:
Users of Qlogic ISP2xxx FC-AL based machines (most notably Blade 1000, 2000, Fire 280R) shouldn't use any kernel >2.6.17 just yet until genkernel is fixed to handle firmware loading in initramfs. On the tech side this involves patching a newer busybox with the gentoo bits and adding the firmware loading mdev patch for it (we don't use udev in initramfs - otherwise it would be easier).
We are shipping this kernel stable anyway since we never recommended using genkernel for building kernels so this is a new step that will be required for those machines anyway.
I'll be looking into getting the genkernel bits rolling in the next couple of days time willing.
Thanks for your attention.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 23, 2008 11:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just in case someone stumbles over this thread, initrd is no longer needed starting w/ linux 2.6.27.
There's a sticky about it:

http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-704268.html
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