RE: 2.6.0-Test5 booting problems on Itanium-1!

From: Ameya Mitragotri <>
Date: 2003-10-15 21:35:09
> As Tony pointed out, elilo was changed a very long time ago,
> to ONLY use the *physical address* (paddr) found in the ELF 
> header of the kernel.
> Elilo loads the kernel at the indicated address, if possible.
> Eventually it jumps to this address. Elilo and EFI in general 
> execute in 
> physical address mode during boot time. The beginning of the 
> actual kernel 
> execution happens in *physical mode*, the code in _start 
> (head.S) switches 
> the kernel to virtual mode. This way, we have no dependency 
> between the 
> bootloader and the kernel w.r.t. virtual mappings.

Thanks! As Tony pointed out, I did an upgrade of the elilo.

1) Installed gnu-efi-3.0-2 and elilo-3.3a-2.
2) Managed to get the 2.6.0-Test5 kernel booting started.
3) Faced panic issues coz of the qla1280 driver. Used Jes
   Sorensen's patch for the qla1280 SCSI driver.

The booting was finally successful.


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Received on Wed Oct 15 07:52:22 2003

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