Bug 603845 - Can't do a network install of rhel 6 beta 1 on IBM ppc64
Can't do a network install of rhel 6 beta 1 on IBM ppc64
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
Classification: Red Hat
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
6.0
ppc64 Linux
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Assigned To: Steve Best
Red Hat Kernel QE team
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Reported: 2010-06-14 12:58 EDT by groug
Modified: 2010-06-23 10:59 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2010-06-23 10:59:50 EDT
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rhel-6 network install crash on ppc64 (9.55 KB, text/plain)
2010-06-14 12:58 EDT, groug
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Description groug 2010-06-14 12:58:24 EDT
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)

Actual results:

Yaboot loads the files, boots the kernel and then the kernel crashes.

Expected results:

The kernel doesn't crash and anaconda starts.

Additional info:

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...
Comment 2 RHEL Product and Program Management 2010-06-14 15:02:56 EDT
This request was evaluated by Red Hat Product Management for inclusion in a Red
Hat Enterprise Linux major release.  Product Management has requested further
review of this request by Red Hat Engineering, for potential inclusion in a Red
Hat Enterprise Linux Major release.  This request is not yet committed for
inclusion.
Comment 3 groug 2010-06-23 10:59:50 EDT
My tftp setup was wrong and I wasn't using the right yaboot... Now everything is okay.

Sorry for any inconvenience.

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