Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 39710
RedHat Wolverine Beta3 CD#1 errors out during attempted auto boot
Last modified: 2005-10-31 17:00:50 EST
When I have the first cd in the cdrom drive on boot of the titan, I
receive the following error:
Launching auto boot image: I\Boot\bootia64
elilo.c (line 98): cannot find a loader for H?
Trying failsafe kernel once
elilo.c(line 98): cannot find a loader for vmlinux
The only way to start the install is by using the efi shell to access the
cd and typing elilo.efi
Bill, have we seen this problem before?
There was a bug in the bootloader in regards to arguments passed to it,
but that seems to imply something else was wrong.
We need to reproduce this inhouse.
So what's the status of this, Bill? Can I help in any way?
Try reproducing this on the compaq box with the current tree.
I was able to reproduce this when the path was set wrong...that may be the cause
of the whole problem.
Yup, it appeared the firmware was only setting the path to *one* of the MS-DOS
partitions. Seems like a firmware bug.
There is also a current elilo problem where, when invoked from a boot
entry, it can fail if there is (for instance) a floppy in the drive.
If it's the elilo problem, it's a dup of 42222; the path problem would
have to be a firmware bug, though.