Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 2602
Install fails using serial console (headless ss5)
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:50 EDT
tftp32.img fails to boot. Hangs at:
Writing inode tables: done Writing superblocks and
filesystem accounting information: done
ok> boot net linux serial
I get this problem on a SUN4U Sun Ultra 1 SBus (UltraSPARC 143MHz)
boot: linux serial
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
*** 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 05/24/99 11:44 -------
I can't duplicate this one on sparc 10 and sparc 20.
------- Additional Comments From email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 05/25/99 00:25 -------
Yep, headless install on a SS%
Fixed in sparc install image errata.