Joined: 22 Dec 2006
|Posted: Thu May 23, 2013 5:17 pm Post subject: [self-resolved] yaboot still uses a bogus device= line
|I'm having an issue with getting yaboot to accept a new yaboot.conf without a device= argument. I ran yabootconfig with the path to the new /etc/yaboot.conf and no errors were reported, but on startup, I get:
|/pci/blah blah blah blah/:/path_to_vmlinux: unreadable or corrupt filesystem |
If I manually tell yaboot to load the yaboot.conf from the boot partition, then press Return, the kernel boots without further incident.
I have a Aluminum PowerBook G4, running 3.8.13-gentoo. I am not using the deprecated ATA subsystem, and am using the new (S)ATA in the kernel, if it matters. The filesystems are configured as specified in the Installation Handbook.
sys-boot/yaboot is 1.3.17-r2.
Edit - resolved: As it turns out this is one of a handful of PPC machines that needs to have some sort of device= specification - device=hd works fine.
/* Nobody will ever see this message */
panic("Cannot initialize video hardware\n");
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