Problem booting Fiasco on Pentium IV

Adam Lackorzynski adam at
Tue Nov 9 21:22:29 CET 2004


On Tue Nov 09, 2004 at 14:47:07 -0500, Julian Grizzard wrote:
> I was able to boot Fiasco on a PIII 450 Mhz, 128MB.  However, I have
> tried the same procedure on a Pentium IV 2.5GHz, 1GB RAM and it does
> not work.  I get to this point in the boot process and it stops:
> |RMGR: Stage1
> |  loading /boot/sigma0
> |  loading kernel /boot/main -nokdb -nowait
> |  kernel at 00300000-0039d624
> |  detected new-style DD-L4(v2)/Fiasco
> |  configuring sigma0: 00090000-00095000, start: 00090000
> |  reserve modules memory range: 00223000-0022d175
> |  starting kernel /boot/main -nokdb -nowait proto=0x101fa0 @ 0x00300aa0
> |
> |Loading ELF image (kernel) at 0x303140 [entry 0xf0001000]
> I used all the defaults when building L4, rmgr, sigm0, and hello.  Is
> there anything special I need to do when booting on an PIV?  I also
> created a floppy disk and booted it on both the PIII and the PIV.  It
> boots on the PIII but not on the PIV.  Anyone have any ideas as to
> what my problem is?
> Here is my grub configuration:
> |title hello world
> |     root (hd1,0)
> |     kernel (/boot/rmgr -sigma0)
> |     module /boot/main -nokdb -nowait
> |     module /boot/sigma0
> |     module /boot/hello
> Anything else I can provide that would be useful?

Just a guess right now, try adding "-noserial" to the Fiasco kernel
command line. (By any chance, has the P4 serial ports? If, how many?)

Adam                 adam at

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