Talk:OLPC Firmware q2e19
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.