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Boot stucks at "Starting kernel"

Posted by untergrundbiber 
Boot stucks at "Starting kernel"
August 27, 2010 05:09PM
Hi there,

i install Debian on my Dockstar and now i see with netconsole that the boot stucks on "Starting kernel ..."


U-Boot 2010.06-00695-gbd23130-dirty (Aug 25 2010 - 01:20:45)
Marvell-Dockstar/Pogoplug by Jeff Doozan
Hit any key to stop autoboot:  0
(Re)start USB...
USB:   Register 10011 NbrPorts 1
scanning bus for devices... 3 USB Device(s) found
       scanning bus for storage devices... 1 Storage Device(s) found
Loading file "/boot/uImage" from usb device 0:1 (usbda1)
1430932 bytes read
Loading file "/boot/uInitrd" from usb device 0:1 (usbda1)
4705645 bytes read
## Booting kernel from Legacy Image at 00800000 ...
   Image Name:   Linux-2.6.32-5
   Image Type:   ARM Linux Kernel Image (uncompressed)
   Data Size:    1430868 Bytes = 1.4 MiB
   Load Address: 00008000
   Entry Point:  00008000
   Verifying Checksum ... OK
## Loading init Ramdisk from Legacy Image at 01100000 ...
   Image Name:   initramfs
   Image Type:   ARM Linux RAMDisk Image (gzip compressed)
   Data Size:    4705581 Bytes = 4.5 MiB
   Load Address: 00000000
   Entry Point:  00000000
   Verifying Checksum ... OK
   Loading Kernel Image ... OK

Starting kernel ...

Whats wrong?

Re: Boot stucks at "Starting kernel"
August 27, 2010 05:28PM
Nothing is wrong. That's when the kernel starts booting. The kernel isn't configured for netconsole.
Re: Boot stucks at "Starting kernel"
August 27, 2010 05:42PM
Ok, but how long must i wait to get a ping or ssh to the debian?

I wait 10min but i can't ssh or ping on the box.
Re: Boot stucks at "Starting kernel"
August 27, 2010 06:17PM
Ah, i found the problem.

debian give the dockstar a longer mac address and the dhcp assigns a different ip.
Re: Boot stucks at "Starting kernel"
September 23, 2010 02:56AM
I've noticed the same behaviour here: i'm experimenting with a dockstar (thanks Jeff for your great work!) in my office where we use a Microsoft DHCP server. In the lease pages i found one lease for the original pogoplug system (with the correct MAC address) and, after installing debian an rebooting, a new IP is assigned because of really long mac address
You can see an example here:

Does anybody know why this is happening? I think this could give problems to some routers..

Re: Boot stucks at "Starting kernel"
September 23, 2010 05:42AM
Sorry, wrong link: You can view the image here

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