I've bought a second(hand) n2100 to switch backplanes and try again. I'll receive it today or tommorow. This time I won't solder anything accept the serial connector at the end, which I also bought a new one. If this is not gonna work I'm probably gonna learn my box to fly
Ok I have received the second n2100. Swapped the backplane and voila both boxes show serial readout ... YES ...finally. Now I have to dive into what this all means. I'll have a look at another thread. For now thanks everybody for your help, especially dbridges for his idiotproof explaination on setting up a serial connection.
Thx! I will start with the new box. This one has already got debian installed and boots until it can't find file root system. It says: Begin: Waiting for root file system... ... Done. Check root= bootarg cat /proc/cmdline or missing modules, devices: cat /proc/modules ls /dev ALERT! /dev/sda2 does not exist. Dropping to a shell!
BusyBox v1.1.3 (Debian 1:1.1.3-3) Built-in shell (ash) Enter 'help' for a list of built-in commands.
/bin/sh: can't access tty; job control turned off (initramfs)
I know that Mike (the previous owner) has formatted the disks. sda2 doesn't exist means it doesn't see the satadisk.
What your idea?
ps. I'll start on the 2nd box after I got this one running
Still need a little help here. I'm looking at your page on onbeat (N2100 Recovering from a bad config change). I've set up my notebook to be the TFTP server using 192.168.1.2 When I want to load the image I get a timeout. I've put the installer and the kernel in /boot and set the right properties (chmod 777). Changed etc/inetd.conf to: tftp dgram udp wait nobody /usr/sbin/tcpd /usr/sbin/in.tftpd /boot Still nothing happening. Do you have any idea? thx
RedBoot> ip -l 192.168.1.5 IP: 192.168.1.5/255.255.255.0, Gateway: 0.0.0.0 Default server: 0.0.0.0, DNS server IP: 0.0.0.0 RedBoot> ip -h 192.168.1.2 IP: 192.168.1.5/255.255.255.0, Gateway: 0.0.0.0 Default server: 192.168.1.2, DNS server IP: 0.0.0.0 RedBoot> load -r initrd -b 0x00800000 Using default protocol (TFTP) __udp_sendto: Can't find address of server Can't load 'initrd': some sort of network error