Problem booting Fiasco on Pentium IV

Julian Grizzard grizzard at gmail.com
Tue Nov 9 22:23:55 CET 2004


Adam,

On Tue, 9 Nov 2004 21:22:29 +0100, Adam Lackorzynski
<adam at os.inf.tu-dresden.de> wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> 
> 
> 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?)

Interesting.  That made it a bit farther, but brings me to a new
problem.  Here's what I've got beyond the previous point

|...
|Welcome to Fiasco(ia32)!
|DD-L4(v2)/x86 microkernel (C) 1998-2004 TU Dresden
|Rev: Tue Nov 9 12:01:14 2004 compiled with gcc 3.3.4 for Intel Pentium 4
|Performance-critical config options(s) detected:
|   CONFIG_NDEBUG is off
|   CONFIG_NO_FRAME_PTR is off
|
|Enabling fully special nested mode for pic
|Panic: Too much kernel memory reserved
|Shutting down...
|
|Press any key to reboot

Guessing that has something to do with having 1GB of memory?

-Julian




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