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From: Steve Simon <steve@quintile.net>
To: 9front@9front.org
Subject: Re: [9front] Used to boot to rio, doesn't anymore
Date: Fri, 26 Aug 2022 21:08:46 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <1AA32E1A-C426-4018-BD83-BBCC12E33948@quintile.net> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <1466493e-8ac5-16a9-b4cc-96b45ff5c086@posixcafe.org>

timesync will block if it cannot get a reference time. lock it to the bios clock or get networking working before timesync is called.

i dont know where timesync gets its reference in 9 front default install but start by looking at why timesync is unhappy - maybe the network is dead or maybe it comes up later in the bootup sequence?


> On 26 Aug 2022, at 19:30, Jacob Moody <moody@mail.posixcafe.org> wrote:
> On 8/26/22 10:54, wakyct@tilde.team wrote:
>>> On Fri, Aug 26, 2022 at 10:25:41AM -0600, Jacob Moody wrote:
>>> There is not enough information here.
>>> Are you booting a terminal kernel? Did
>>> you update between the last time it worked and
>>> now?
>> Yes, terminal kernel (an unmodified 386 install). I haven't updated (don't know how to yet). 
>> I did recompile the kernel once following http://fqa.9front.org/fqa7.html#7.2.5. However 
>> everything booted normally several times after that. 
> If this is consistent, and none of the software changed, then surely something with the
> hardware has changed. Iterating through the list of boot parameters outlined here:
> http://fqa.9front.org/fqa9.html#9.5.2
> May help you pin down what is causing the issue. You can go through one by one
> and start turning stuff off to see what is hanging. My gut is saying something
> is funky with your network card so perhaps start with *noetherprobe=.
> In order to enter these boot parameters, when you boot in to 9front just
> start hitting any key and that should throw you in to the boot loader prompt.
> There you can type these boot parameters out, then when you're done you can
> type 'boot' to actually get the kernel started. You will know you missed it
> if you see the memory sizes show.
> For disabling ethernet, the session will look something like:
>> *noetherprobe=
>> boot
> Plan 9 ...
> -- moody

  reply	other threads:[~2022-08-26 19:12 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 7+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2022-08-26  8:23 wakyct
2022-08-26 16:05 ` wakyct
2022-08-26 16:25   ` Jacob Moody
2022-08-26 16:54     ` wakyct
2022-08-26 17:27       ` Jacob Moody
2022-08-26 19:08         ` Steve Simon [this message]
2022-09-03  2:29           ` wakyct

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