Announcing Q3C09 for XO-1.5

Mikus Grinbergs mikus at
Thu Aug 30 21:50:31 EDT 2012

On 08/30/2012 11:53 AM, Samuel Greenfeld wrote:
> what version of Open Firmware are you using that you are
> replying to the Q3C09 thread?


The reason I posted to this thread is -- I did NOT have the described 
kernel panic when booting os21 on the XO-1.5 with q3c08

> What make and model of USB Ethernet adapter are you using?


Do you think this matters?  I have been using these USB ethernet 
adapters for four years now, and have never had any problems using them 
(on XO-1 and XO-1.5) with any build.  [In the past I sometimes have had 
firmware failures (particularly with q2b firmware - which sometimes 
would "hang" in the firmware when I was trying to boot (unless the USB 
ethernet adapter was unplugged from the XO before the XO was booted).]

> I could not hang a XO-1.5 with os21 & Q3C07 (included in the build)

I flash new firmware as it becomes available, independent of the build.

[Note that os21 boots fine on the XO-1.5 with q3c09 if I press the front 
panel 'check' button -- it only gets the panic message if do NOT press 
any front panel buttons.]

> Does your network provide network-based boot services ?

No.  When I am using an ethernet-based LAN, that network provides __NO__ 
services - not even DHCP.

But I think this question is irrelevant - the described panic occurred 
while trying to load kernel software -- long before the build would get 
around to attempting any initialization of network services.


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