Talk:OLPC Firmware q2e19


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Hi, I was running a Gentoo distro from a USB key on my OLPC There was often a problem at boot; the machine would power up and Openfirmware would lock up just before loading the kernel.

I would get the following lines:

Type the esc key... Boot device: /sd/disk:\boot\kernel-2.6.26-gentoo-r1 Arguments: ro root=/dev/mmcblk0p1 rootwait noapic console=ttyS0,115200 console=tty0 fbcon=font:SUN12x22

And OpenFirmware would hang 5 times out of 6

I would power-off the unit, then power-on again and it would eventually boot the actual kernel after 5-6 tries.

Now, with this new firmware update the problem has gotten MUCH WORSE OpenFirmware now locks up at EVERY boot and will not boot no matter how many times I cycle the power.


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