[slackintosh-users] Re: new Slackintosh user

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DAve wrote:

> So I mounted my linux partition and I can see the install, everything
> is there. Now I can't get bootx to run it. I've tried setting the dev
> to /dev/hda8, and no kernel arguments, also tried the same kernel
> arguments as for the install, nothing. I try to boot and the boot
> messages look good, everything is found, everything correctly
> identified. However it stops at
>
> "Freeing unused kernel memory: 184k init 28k prep"
>
> And goes no farther. I do not believe it is locked as the keyboard
> still responds. Still only able to boot using the Debian kernel.

If my information is correct, the step the kernel takes after freeing
unused memory is to add swap space. Does that give you any clues (i.e.
what did the addswap part of the setup report, have you block scanned
your HDD for physical errors, is there occasional hard drive activity
while the system sits unresponsive, etc)?

As far as yaboot / OF goes - again, take this with a grain of salt, but
I'm pretty dang sure that if you've gotten this far yaboot is not an
issue, and I doubt OF has anything to do with it either as its main
purpose lies in bootstrapping the system - the Linux kernel, being very
portable, shouldn't pay any attention to some version or implementation
of OF.

Mikael Andersson
Computer Technician
McMaster University
Humanities Media & Computing

Togo Salmon Hall, Room 207

1280 Main Street West
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
L8S 4M2

Phone 905.525.9140
Ext.  24429
Fax   905.577.6930
Email manders@xxxxxxxxxxx
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