4103RE: [LinkStation_General] What do do now?
- Sep 30, 2005You're Kuro might be running the bootup disk check (every 160 days or 50
mounts kinda thing). The original Gentoo B1 didn't start the watchdog
until the end of the boot process. Since the disk check takes longer
than 5 minutes, the AVR shuts the machine down and it never finishes.
There is an update to Gentoo B1 that fixes this behaviour.
To temporarily get around the problem, you can power the Kuro up with
the watchdog disabled. If I remember correctly, with the machine off,
hold down the red switch in the rear while powering on the Kuro. Hold
that button and the power button down for several seconds while the
machine is booting. The lights will start flashing if this is successful
and will remain flashing until it shuts down.
If you can get it to boot with the watchdog disabled, the disk check
should run and hopefully complete. Then you can shutdown and reboot to
re-enable the watchdog. Then log in as normal and install the new Gentoo
[mailto:LinkStation_General@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of eykamp
Sent: Friday, September 30, 2005 8:12 AM
Subject: [LinkStation_General] What do do now?
I have an older Linkstation on which I did a full Kuro conversion before
taking the plunge and installing Gentoo. For six months, everything was
I moved, and in the process unplugged my machine for several months.
When I turned it on again, the machine did not boot, shut itself down,
and I got the 6 flashing lights that indicate a problem with ppc_uartd.
I put the disk in another machine, and it does not appear corrupted or
damaged. My suspicion is that, for whatever reason, kuro-avr-init is
not running. To test this, I altered the script to print a message to a
text file, and, after another failed boot, I was able to confirm that
the message was never written.
I have examined all the boot scripts, and it appears that the script
_should_ get run, but, as I said it apparently isn't. The disk does
make noise for the 30 seconds or so before the Linkstation shuts itself
down, so I know there is activity of some sort, but I cannot even be
sure that the machine is booting into Gentoo.
The only course of action I can see at this point is to wipe the disk
and start afresh. I have backed up the entire disk, but don't relish
rebuilding from scratch if I don't need to.
Does anyone have any suggesions on how should deal with my current
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