[parisc-linux] cd image does boot but console dies during kernel boot

Matt Taggart taggart@carmen.fc.hp.com
Wed, 09 Aug 2000 19:50:37 -0600

Andreas writes...

> I tried the recent kernels and the developer snapshot cd.
> My machine is a 712/60 with 128MB RAM.
> here the last two lines from the kernel output
> ttyS00 at iomem 0xf0105800 (irq = 538) is a 16550A
> pdc_cons die!!

Everyone sees that error currently.

I assume you are watching this output on the graphics console?  At this point 
the kernel switches over to the serial for console.  You have two options,

1. Plug in a serial console(minicom and a null-modem cable work well). In this 
case you may also want to hack the firmware console to serial so you get 
everything in one place. See,


for instructions. You will need an HP-UX disk to boot from and serial console 
on the 712 is not supported by HP. But it works fine.

2. Switch to a kernel that uses STI instead of serial.  Then you will get all 
output on the graphics console. To do this use a kernel built with 

Matt Taggart