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Old 09-29-2004, 12:43 PM   #1
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Information on boot parameter Debian/Sparc


I have :
Sun sparc/station 20
Debian 3.0r2 for sparc (arch:sun4m)
Linux kernel 2.2.20 SMP (2 CPU 180 Mhz)
4GB SCSI hard disk

When i power up my station i see this error :
Boot device: /iommu/sbus/espdama@f,400000/esp@f,800000/sd@3,0 File and args: 
SILO Buggy old PROMs don't allow reading past 1GB from start of the disk. Send
complains to SMCC

Read error on block 786436 (tried 4096, got -1)

Cannot find /etc/silo.conf (Unknown ext2 error)

Couldn,t load /etc/silo.conf
No config file loaded, you can boot just from this command line
To be able to boot i need to type this :
Boot :1/vmlinuz root=/dev/sda3
What can i do to fix this error, i think i need to add a line in SILO (SILO is the lilo for sparc computer).

Here my silo.conf and fstab files :
~$ cat /etc/silo.conf
I try to change the line root=/dev/sda1 to root=/dev/sda3 but it didn't correct the problem.
$ cat /etc/fstab
# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
# <file system> <mount point>   <type>  <options>               <dump>  <pass>
/dev/sda1       /               ext2    errors=remount-ro       0       1
/dev/sda2       none            swap    sw                      0       0
proc            /proc           proc    defaults                0       0
/dev/fd0        /floppy         auto    user,noauto             0       0
/dev/cdrom      /cdrom          iso9660 ro,user,noauto          0       0


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