Created attachment 423910 [details]
rhel-6 network install crash on ppc64
Description of problem:
While trying to do a netwrork install of rhel-6 with yaboot, the kernel panics when it tries to mount the root partition.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): rhel-6 beta 1
How reproducible: always
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Setup a tftp server with yaboot and rhel-6 installation files (vmlinuz and ramdisk.image.gz) from the ppc/ppc64 directory on the DVD.
2. Boot the LPAR in network mode (SMS)
Yaboot loads the files, boots the kernel and then the kernel crashes.
The kernel doesn't crash and anaconda starts.
In the beginning I couldn't even get this far, a crash occured in OF. Then, I started to try some alternate values for the real-base parameter in OF. Finally, I got into this with real-base = 0x3000000...
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My tftp setup was wrong and I wasn't using the right yaboot... Now everything is okay.
Sorry for any inconvenience.