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failed installation debian-mipsel (Decstation 5000/150)

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Subject: failed installation debian-mipsel (Decstation 5000/150)
From: Florian Lohoff <flo@rfc822.org>
Date: Mon, 26 Nov 2001 23:46:17 +0100
Cc: linux-mips@oss.sgi.com
Organization: rfc822 - pure communication
Sender: owner-linux-mips@oss.sgi.com
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Hi,
i am just trying to install debian-mipsel on a Decstation 5000/150 
with the bootfloppies 3.0.15-2001-10-19.

I am working on serial console and dont have a framebuffer nor a
keyboard.

At first the installation misses a short "Howto boot a decstation over
the net" which is not that trivial.

At least this should be mentioned:

echo 4096 >/proc/sys/net/ipv4/neigh/eth0/retrans_time

and something along that you need to set a console as the kernel is not
able to autodetect the console.

The kernel hangs for me at the detection of the LK Keyboard (which
is not attached)

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>>boot 3/tftp/boot/kn04tftpboot.img console=ttyS2

-tftp boot(3), bootp 195.71.97.238:/boot/kn04tftpboot.img
-tftp load 1679360+1970176+198224
This DECstation is a DS5000/1xx
Loading R4000 MMU routines.
CPU revision is: 00000430
Primary instruction cache 8kb, linesize 16 bytes.
Primary data cache 8kb, linesize 16 bytes.
Secondary cache sized at 1024K linesize 32 bytes.
Linux version 2.4.5-r4k-kn04 (root@repeat.rfc822.org) (gcc version
2.95.4 200101Determined physical RAM map:
memory: 04000000 @ 00000000 (usable)
Initial ramdisk at: 0x80203000 (1800109 bytes)
On node 0 totalpages: 16384                                                    
zone(0): 16384 pages.
zone(1): 0 pages.
zone(2): 0 pages.
Kernel command line: console=ttyS2
Console: colour dummy device 80x25
Calibrating delay loop... 49.75 BogoMIPS
Memory: 60392k/65536k available (1632k kernel code, 5144k reserved, 1847k data,)
Dentry-cache hash table entries: 8192 (order: 4, 65536 bytes)
Inode-cache hash table entries: 4096 (order: 3, 32768 bytes)
Buffer-cache hash table entries: 4096 (order: 2, 16384 bytes)
Page-cache hash table entries: 16384 (order: 4, 65536 bytes)
Checking for 'wait' instruction...  unavailable.
POSIX conformance testing by UNIFIX
TURBOchannel rev. 1 at 12.5 MHz (without parity)
slot 0: DEC      PMAZ-AA  V5.3d
slot 1: DEC      PMAZ-AA  V5.3b
slot 2: DEC      PMAF-FA  V1.1
Linux NET4.0 for Linux 2.4
Based upon Swansea University Computer Society NET3.039
Starting kswapd v1.8
pty: 256 Unix98 ptys configured
DECstation Z8530 serial driver version 0.05
DECstation LK keyboard driver v0.04... 
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Flo
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Florian Lohoff                  flo@rfc822.org             +49-5201-669912
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