[rescue] 7044-170 won't boot CD (sorta)

Mark md.benson at gmail.com
Thu Aug 30 02:00:43 CDT 2007

On 30 Aug 2007, at 03:12, r.stricklin wrote:

> On Aug 29, 2007, at 6:35 PM, Eric Webb wrote:
>> Anyone have any clue why this isn't working?  Tried the CD on a 150
>> and it works fine.
> Eric;
> I'm assuming that since you're talking about 4.3.3 on a 170, and you
> refer to typing F5 (and not just the number "5") you're on the
> framebuffer console... which suggests to me you have a graphics
> adapter too new to be supported in your release of 4.3.3 (or perhaps
> even in any release of 4.3.3).

My B50 did this to me at one stage, I booted it headless on a serial  
console and chose that to do something, then decided I'd prefer the  
Frame-buffer console and had one hell of a time getting it to switch  
back. I got exactly the same symptoms - it would just sit at the end  
of the OFW boot screen and not proceed. re-attaching a serial console  
revealed it was still using that as it's control console, and not  
accepting the framebuffer. I got it to switch back eventually after a  
good number of reboots. I don't remember how sadly - sorry :(

Mark Benson

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