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Bug 2602 - Install fails using serial console (headless ss5)
Summary: Install fails using serial console (headless ss5)
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel
Version: 6.0
Hardware: sparc
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: David Lawrence
QA Contact:
Depends On:
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Reported: 1999-05-06 15:50 UTC by chuck
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
7 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 1999-06-02 09:47:30 UTC

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Description chuck 1999-05-06 15:50:26 UTC
tftp32.img fails to boot. Hangs at:
Writing inode tables: done Writing superblocks and
filesystem accounting information: done

boot command:

ok> boot net linux serial

Comment 1 bneill 1999-05-27 22:24:59 UTC
I get this problem on a SUN4U Sun Ultra 1 SBus (UltraSPARC 143MHz)
boot: linux serial
stops at
Writing superblocks and filesystem accounting information: done
if I press CTRL-C, I get
Kernel panic: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on 00:00

Comment 2 Matt Wilson 1999-05-28 22:31:59 UTC
*** Bug 2993 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

I can't get a Sparc 5 to properly net boot from the
tftp32.img tftd image.

It starts to boot but fais with:

    RAMDISK: Compressed image found at block
    VFS: Mounted root
    Warning: unable to open an initial console.

And it just hangs.

Booting off the 5.2 tftp boot image work fine.

------- Additional Comments From  05/24/99 11:44 -------
I can't duplicate this one on sparc 10 and sparc 20.

------- Additional Comments From  05/24/99 17:40 -------
This looks like a duplicate of bug #2602.  I'll bet the user was
performing a headless install.

------- Additional Comments From  05/25/99 00:25 -------
Yep, headless install on a SS%

Comment 3 David Miller 1999-06-02 09:47:59 UTC
Fixed in sparc install image errata.

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