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PostPosted: Mon Nov 22, 2004 3:58 pm    Post subject: Hey, anyone listening? Please!! Reply with quote

Hello!

I just started with Gentoo on a Sun Blade 1000 (1x Ultrasparc III 750Mhz) and was not able to boot with a vanilla 2.4.28 kernel (once it stopped after finding the disk with a Cheetah Error Trap, the second try with a smaller kernel configuration crashed right at the start of the boot process ("Red Alert") and I wonder if there is anyone out there with a similiar machine and a running kernel configuration I could use...

I managed to boot from harddisk by using the kernel coming with the live cd (with runs fine also), version 2.4.27 ... I am now trying to build a "sparc-sources" kernel (2.4.27r3), but I thought that a vanilla kernel should work, too....

Anyone any hints?

Thank you !

Kind regards,
Heiko

P.S.: This is my first post and if I did something wrong , please let me know. Sorry for any problems I may cause! :oops:


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 23, 2004 7:39 am    Post subject: Additional informations Reply with quote

This morning I wanted to boot my Gentoo installation from the harddisk using the live cd kernel (I did this several times yesterday) and got a "Cheetah Error" saying "Unmapped error from system bus" right after the loading of kswapd ...

Starting the same kernel from cdrom works fine. I am a little bit puzzled, as this is my first Sparc system (not my first Gentoo) and I was not aware that it is so complicated to make it boot from harddisk.

Is anyone out there who can tell me what this Cheetah error thing is all about and why it happens with two different kernels at two different points in the kernel startup sequence?

I will start installing Solaris 9 now, we will see how far I get with this one :-)

Thanks in advance for any help!

Kind regards,
Heiko
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 24, 2004 7:45 am    Post subject: No-one? Ferris? Reply with quote

Ok, seems like I did not find the right words or no other geek tries to run Gentoo on a Sun Blade 1000 .... Here's my last try, the kernel bootup messages (see below).

Strange things are happening here. Yesterday I built a new kernel (2.4.28) and removed everything but the bare minimum. Fortunately it booted just fine and I already thought that I solved the problem.

This morning I found my Sun at the OPB prompt ("ok" - hey, nothing is ok!) and after some googling it was clear that my dumb old PC sends a BREAK on every serial port when it is power up (argh!). So I rebooted the machine and tried to install Solaris 9 on the spare part of my harddisk. That simply was not possible because I was not able to be real sure that Sol9 would not wipe out my Gentoo by using the entire disk, so I decided to create a Sun partition first (by using my already installed Gentoo). Now, when I booted Gentoo with my own 2.4.28 kernel built yesterday (and booted fine yesterday!) it crashed again at the "Partition Check: /dev/scsi/host0/bus0/target1/lun0: p3 p4 p5" point.

I will try to boot with the Gentoo Live CD, but I really would like to know how to make sure that this beast is booting everytime I want it to.

No Sparc Gurus out there? Please, help me!

Thank you in advance,
Heiko

Now, heres my boot output:

Code:

SUNW,Sun-Blade-1000 (UltraSPARC-III) , No Keyboard
OpenBoot 4.0, 1024 MB memory installed, Serial #50495163.
Ethernet address 0:3:ba:2:7e:bb, Host ID: 83027ebb.



Boot device: disk  File and args:
SILO Version 1.4.8
boot:
Allocated 8 Megs of memory at 0x40000000 for kernel
Loaded kernel version 2.4.28

Remapping the kernel... Booting Linux...
PROMLIB: Sun IEEE Boot Prom 4.0.40 2000/11/29 18:02
Linux version 2.4.28 (root@sonne) (gcc version 3.3.4 20040623 (Gentoo Linux 3.3.4)) #3 Tue Nov 23 11:42:00 CET 2004
ARCH: SUN4U
Ethernet address: 00:03:ba:02:7e:bb
On node 0 totalpages: 130486
zone(0): 130930 pages.
zone(1): 0 pages.
zone(2): 0 pages.
Found CPU 0 (node=f006c4b0,mid=0)       
Found 1 CPU prom device tree node(s).
Kernel command line: root=/dev/sda4
Calibrating delay loop... 499.71 BogoMIPS
Memory: 1031552k available (2128k kernel code, 520k data, 120k init) [fffff80000000000,000000003fee4000]
Dentry cache hash table entries: 131072 (order: 8, 2097152 bytes)
Inode cache hash table entries: 65536 (order: 7, 1048576 bytes)
Mount cache hash table entries: 512 (order: 0, 8192 bytes)
Buffer cache hash table entries: 65536 (order: 6, 524288 bytes)
Page-cache hash table entries: 131072 (order: 7, 1048576 bytes)
POSIX conformance testing by UNIFIX
PCI: Probing for controllers.
SCHIZO0 PBMB: ver[4:0], portid 8, cregs[40004400000] pregs[40004700000]
SCHIZO0 PBMB: PCI CFG[7ffee000000] IO[7ffef000000] MEM[7fe00000000]
SCHIZO0 PBMA: ver[4:0], portid 8, cregs[40004400000] pregs[40004600000]
SCHIZO0 PBMA: PCI CFG[7ffec000000] IO[7ffed000000] MEM[7fd00000000]
PCI-IRQ: Routing bus[ 0] slot[ 5] map[0] to INO[1d]
PCI-IRQ: Routing bus[ 0] slot[ 5] map[0] to INO[1e]
PCI-IRQ: Routing bus[ 0] slot[ 5] map[0] to INO[1f]
PCI-IRQ: Routing bus[ 0] slot[ 6] map[0] to INO[18]
PCI-IRQ: Routing bus[ 0] slot[ 6] map[0] to INO[19]
PCI0(PBMB): Bus running at 33MHz
PCI-IRQ: Routing bus[ 1] slot[ 4] map[0] to INO[04]
PCI0(PBMA): Bus running at 66MHz
ebus0: [flashprom] [bbc] [ppm] [i2c -> (dimm-fru) (dimm-fru) (dimm-fru) (dimm-fru) (dimm-fru) (dimm-fru) (dimm-fru) (dimm-fru) (nvram) (idprom)] [i2c -> (cpu-fru) (temperature) (fan-control) (card-reader) (motherboard-fru) (i2c-bridge)] [beep] [audio] [rtc] [gpio] [pmc] [floppy] [parallel] [serial]
SAB82532 serial driver version 1.65
ttyS00 at 0x7fe7e400000 (irq = 12,222) is a SAB82532 V3.2
ttyS01 at 0x7fe7e400040 (irq = 12,222) is a SAB82532 V3.2
Console: ttyS0 (SAB82532)
Linux NET4.0 for Linux 2.4
Based upon Swansea University Computer Society NET3.039
Initializing RT netlink socket
chmc0: US3 memory controller at 0000040000400000 [ACTIVE]
Starting kswapd
Journalled Block Device driver loaded
devfs: v1.12c (20020818) Richard Gooch (rgooch@atnf.csiro.au)
devfs: boot_options: 0x1                                             
Installing knfsd (copyright (C) 1996 okir@monad.swb.de).
i2c-core.o: i2c core module version 2.6.1 (20010830)
i2c-dev.o: i2c /dev entries driver module version 2.6.1 (20010830)
i2c-algo-bit.o: i2c bit algorithm module
i2c-proc.o version 2.6.1 (20010830)
pty: 256 Unix98 ptys configured
Real Time Clock Driver v1.10f
RAMDISK driver initialized: 16 RAM disks of 4096K size 1024 blocksize
loop: loaded (max 8 devices)
sungem.c:v0.97 3/20/02 David S. Miller (davem@redhat.com)
eth%d: MII PHY ID: 18074c0 Lucent
eth0: Sun GEM (PCI) 10/100/1000BaseT Ethernet 00:03:ba:02:7e:bb
SCSI subsystem driver Revision: 1.00
qlogicfc0 : Could not read from NVRAM
qlogicfc0 : Loop Reinitialized
qlogicfc0 : Link is Up
scsi0 : QLogic ISP2200 SCSI on PCI bus 01 device 20 irq 7159232 base 0x7ffed000300
qlogicfc0 : Port Database
wwn: 200000e08b000000  scsi_id: 0  loop_id: 0
wwn: 2100002037e4eb42  scsi_id: 1  loop_id: 1
  Vendor: SEAGATE   Model: ST318304FSUN18G   Rev: 0726
  Type:   Direct-Access                      ANSI SCSI revision: 03
sym.0.6.0: setting PCI_COMMAND_INVALIDATE.
sym.0.6.1: setting PCI_COMMAND_INVALIDATE.
sym0: <875> rev 0x37 on pci bus 0 device 6 function 0 irq 4,218
sym0: No NVRAM, ID 7, Fast-20, SE, parity checking
sym0: SCSI BUS has been reset.
sym1: <875> rev 0x37 on pci bus 0 device 6 function 1 irq 4,219
sym1: No NVRAM, ID 7, Fast-20, SE, parity checking
sym1: SCSI BUS has been reset.
scsi1 : sym-2.1.17a
scsi2 : sym-2.1.17a
  Vendor: TOSHIBA   Model: DVD-ROM SD-M1401  Rev: 1007
  Type:   CD-ROM                             ANSI SCSI revision: 02
Attached scsi disk sda at scsi0, channel 0, id 1, lun 0
SCSI device sda: 35378533 512-byte hdwr sectors (18114 MB)
Partition check:
 /dev/scsi/host0/bus0/target1/lun0: p3 p4 p5                                   
ERROR(0): Cheetah error trap taken afsr[0000100000000000] afar[0000008800008a00]
 TL1(0)
ERROR(0): TPC[00000000004599bc] TNPC[00000000004599c0] TSTATE[0000000880009607]
ERROR(0): M_SYND(0),  E_SYND(0)
ERROR(0): Highest priority error (0000100000000000) "Unmapped error from system
bus"
ERROR(0): D-cache idx[0] tag[0000000000000000] utag[0000000000000000] stag[0000000000000000]
ERROR(0): D-cache data0[0000000000000000] data1[0000000000000000] data2[0000000000000000] data3[0000000000000000]
ERROR(0): I-cache idx[0] tag[0000000000000000] utag[0000000000000000] stag[0000000000000000] u[0000000000000000] l[0000000000000000]
ERROR(0): I-cache INSN0[0000000000000000] INSN1[0000000000000000] INSN2[0000000000000000] INSN3[0000000000000000]
ERROR(0): I-cache INSN4[0000000000000000] INSN5[0000000000000000] INSN6[0000000000000000] INSN7[0000000000000000]
ERROR(0): E-cache idx[ee000800] tag[0000000001924924]
ERROR(0): E-cache data0[0000000000000000] data1[0000000000000000] data2[0000000000000000] data3[fffff8002aad0000]
Kernel panic: Irrecoverable deferred error trap.

 Press L1-A to return to the boot prom
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 24, 2004 1:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I also have a SB1000

the problem you are having is because currently linux isnt too compatible with Ultrasparc III cpus... :-(

until better compatibility hits the kernel, on a SB1000 you dont have much choice other than solaris. I run solaris9 and 10 on mine, and it seems to be snappy and responsive, so you shouldnt get the unbearable slowness I've experienced with solaris on lower-model ultras ...

as for other OSes, not even netbsd runs on USIII reliably yet.. :-(
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 25, 2004 5:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have my 1000 working fine on 2.4.27 (uniprocessor). I'll be trying out 2.4.28 tomorrow, and I'll post an update on how it goes.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 25, 2004 3:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Using sparc-sources 2.4.28 worked fine for me here. You can get my config here.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 29, 2004 10:46 am    Post subject: It works ... Reply with quote

... thanks! I found out that Solaris must alter something, because when I try to boot Gentoo after I worked with Sol9 for a while, it crashes during the boot process. But if I completely power off the machine and reboot, Gentoo works like a charm.

Again, thanks to all of you!

Kind regards,
Heiko
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 30, 2004 6:53 pm    Post subject: 2.6 Config Reply with quote

I'm trying to get my SunBlade 100 to work with Gentoo, and it seems that it freezes right after the root file system is mounted. Are any of you using 2.6? If so, could you place a link to your kernel config?

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 01, 2004 7:35 am    Post subject: 2.6 Config Reply with quote

Sorry, I only tried to use 2.4.28 ... So, no config from me. Maybe someone else?

You should probably open up a new thread, 'cause this one could be overseen by some 2.6 gurus .... And, AFAIK the Blade 100 is significantly different to the 1000 model.

Please come back to me if you are not able to find a solution!

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