|Summary:||Netboot with ppc64.img fails booting|
|Product:||[Fedora] Fedora||Reporter:||Martin Bachmaier <mbachmaier>|
|Component:||kernel||Assignee:||Kernel Maintainer List <kernel-maint>|
|Status:||CLOSED WONTFIX||QA Contact:||Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>|
|Version:||8||CC:||dwmw2, hannsj_uhl, jroth|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
|Doc Text:||Story Points:||---|
|Last Closed:||2009-01-09 07:13:22 UTC||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
Description Martin Bachmaier 2007-08-24 10:04:15 UTC
Description of problem: Everytime I try to netboot the ppc64.img file, the image is fetched from the tftp server, but then the system immediately tells me "No Operating Systems Installed". (ppc32.img file starts but fails since this is a 64bit machine) How reproducible: Try to netboot the file images/netboot/ppc64.img Actual results: Box telling "No Operating Systems Installed" No network installation possible. Expected results: Start of installation
Comment 1 Martin Bachmaier 2007-10-08 14:12:22 UTC
The problem still exists with Fedora 8 Test 3. Changes to the original entry: now the ppc32.img shows the same error message ("No Operating Systems Installed").
Comment 2 Jochen Roth 2007-10-10 16:03:18 UTC
Created attachment 222741 [details] Failed boot-log on JS21 with FW level MB245_300
Comment 3 Jochen Roth 2007-10-10 16:19:01 UTC
Created attachment 222751 [details] Failed boot-log on JS21 with latest FW level MB246_060 This is a part of the error log (with the latest available firmware for JS21). FILE : ppc64.img BLKSIZE : 512 TFTP-RETRIES: 5 FINAL PACKET COUNT = 21012 FINAL FILE SIZE = 10758004 BYTES CLAIM failed Call History ------------ throw - c3903c $call-method - c467c8 (poplocals) - c3a758 (init-program) - c7fe10 boot - c80afc evaluate - c4a148 invalid pointer - e72215 invalid pointer - 7 invalid pointer - 7 quit - c4a7ec quit - c4a5f0
Comment 4 Jon Stanley 2007-12-30 05:25:26 UTC
Hello, I'm reviewing this bug as part of the kernel bug triage project, an attempt to isolate current bugs in the Fedora kernel. http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/KernelBugTriage I am CC'ing myself to this bug and will try and assist you in resolving it if I can. There hasn't been much activity on this bug for a while. Could you tell me if you are still having problems with the latest kernel? If the problem no longer exists then please close this bug or I'll do so in a few days if there is no additional information lodged.
Comment 5 Jon Stanley 2008-01-07 23:59:11 UTC
Closing per previous comment. If you can provide the requested information, please feel free to re-open this bug.
Comment 6 Jim Lindeman 2008-06-25 18:35:32 UTC
The issue is because the ELF-header at the beginning of the Linux image has an inappropriate value for the "real-base" setting, which tells where Open Firmware should sit in memory. The Linux image is downloaded starting at address 0x4000 ("load-base" setting also in the ELF-header), and if the "real-base" is not set high enough for the OS image to fit, the download will fail. In this particular error above, the "real-base" setting was still at 12Mb (0xC00000). Note that while the OS binary would still fit (was just under 11Mb), the "program image size" (which includes the BSS section, not in the binary), would overflow above the 12Mb threshold and that's why the "CLAIM failed". AIX sets the "real-base" in their ELF header to 32Mb (0x2000000), so they don't ever hit this issue. This is a bug for Fedora to fix.
Comment 7 Chuck Ebbert 2008-06-30 19:54:06 UTC
Adding cc: as I have no idea how to fix this.
Comment 8 Bug Zapper 2008-11-26 07:42:41 UTC
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Comment 9 Bug Zapper 2009-01-09 07:13:22 UTC
Fedora 8 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2009-01-07. Fedora 8 is no longer maintained, which means that it will not receive any further security or bug fix updates. As a result we are closing this bug. If you can reproduce this bug against a currently maintained version of Fedora please feel free to reopen this bug against that version. Thank you for reporting this bug and we are sorry it could not be fixed.