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#226051 - 08/07/2004 16:09 My player doesn't start up :-(
megadave
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Registered: 01/12/2003
Posts: 6
Loc: Berlin DE
Hi there,

Does anyone could help me? The player won't start, the Display stays blank and the Standby LED dims up and down.

here is the stuff from hyperterminal :


empeg-car bootstrap v1.02 20001106 (hugo@empeg.com)12cc6c00


Funct
empeg re
If there is anyone present who wants to upgrade the flash, let them speak now, 0000000ceg usb initialised, PDIUSBD12 id 1012t [<40002bf8>] from [<4000e320>]
or forever hold their peace...it seems not. Let fly the Penguins of Linux!0000BC r8 = 000005C4 r7 = 4001E3B8
r10 = 00000000 r9 =
init

e000 v1.04violation
Copying kernel...lr=0x4000b738 (ba
Calling linux kernel...15
r6 = 0000
Uncompressing Linux..................................... done, booting the kerne8 r9 = 00013878 r8ion at
r10 = 4001D858 r9 = 0001
Function entered at [<4=
l.00
Linux version 2.2.14-rmk5-np17-empeg49 (mac@aphex.internal.empeg.com) (gcc versi : [<4000b738>]4 = 4001E16050>] lr : [<4000b738>]
r6 = 00000002400
Function
on 2.95.3 20010315 (release)) #130 Mon Oct 22 18:52:07 BST 200101e070 fp : bffffa68
r10 = 4001D858 r5 = 00000000 r4
Processor: Intel StrongARM-1a
NET4: Linux TCP/IP 1.0 for NET4.00000 r9 = 00000000 r8 = 0000000
IP Protocols: ICMP, UDP, TCP r9 = 0
Function entered at
TCP: Hash tables configured (ehash 16384 bhash 16384)R_32 Segment user8>]
r6
r10 = 4001D858 r9 = 0000
IrDA (tm) Protocols for Linux-2.2 (Dag Brattli)r5 =
Function ente
Function entered at [<
Linux-IrDA: IrCOMM protocol ( revision:Tue May 18 03:11:39 1999 )r10 = 4001D858 r5 = 0
Function entered at [
init(1): memory viol
ircomm_tty: virtual tty driver for IrCOMM ( revision:Wed May 26 00:49:11 1999 )8 = BFFFFEFtered at [<4000a7 = 4001E3B8 : 000
r10 = 00000000 r9 = 00000000 r
Starting kswapd v 1.598>]20001E43C r5 = 4
SA1100 serial driver version 4.27 with no serial options enabled
Function enter
r10 = 4001D858 r9 = 00000002aa4>]7D Table: C
empeg state support initialised 0089/88c1 (save to d0004400).
empeg RDS driver initialised
empeg power-pic driver initialised (first boot)
RAM disk driver initialized: 16 RAM disks of 4096K size
empeg single channel IDE
Probing primary interface...
hda: TOSHIBA MK4018GAS, ATA DISK drive
hda: TOSHIBA MK4018GAS, ATA DISK drive
hda: TOSHIBA MK4018GAS, ATA DISK drive
hda: TOSHIBA MK4018GAS, ATA DISK drive
hda: TOSHIBA MK4018GAS, ATA DISK drive
hda: TOSHIBA MK4018GAS, ATA DISK drive
ide0 at 0x000-0x007,0x038 on irq 6
hda: TOSHIBA MK4018GAS, 38154MB w/0kB Cache, CHS=4864/255/63
empeg-flash driver initialized
smc chip id/revision 0x3349
smc9194.c:v0.12 03/06/96 by Erik Stahlman (erik@vt.edu)

SMC9194: SMC91C94(r:9) at 0x4008000 IRQ:7 INTF:TP MEM:6144b MAC 00:02:d7:18:04:2
0
Partition check:
hda:hda: status timeout: status=0x84 { Busy }
hda: drive not ready for command

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seems that there is some problem on communication between player and hdisk...

kind regards from berlin/germany

Dave

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#226052 - 08/07/2004 16:33 Re: My player doesn't start up :-( [Re: megadave]
mwest
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Registered: 01/05/2003
Posts: 768
Loc: Ada, Oklahoma
I think your flux capacitor is broken...

Have you made any drive changes recently?
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#226053 - 08/07/2004 16:49 Re: My player doesn't start up :-( [Re: mwest]
pgrzelak
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Registered: 15/08/2000
Posts: 4859
Loc: New Jersey, USA
The hyperterm transcript is a little muddled, but it certainly looks like a drive communication issue. This one is slightly new to me (status timeout and drive not ready for command), but I would recommend you try the hard drive troubleshooting steps in the FAQ before anything else.
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#226054 - 08/07/2004 16:50 Re: My player doesn't start up :-( [Re: megadave]
tfabris
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Registered: 20/12/1999
Posts: 30694
Loc: Seattle, WA
Not certain, but the kernel appears to be crashing before it even gets to the hard disk detection. (Based on the errors and the "function entered" being listed before the HD detection lines. That's if the listing above is accurately what's being output and isn't messed up in the translation somehow.)

Perhaps the flash memory got corrupted somehow. Try doing a RAM Test. If it passes the RAM test, try putting a fresh Hijack kernel into place and see if that fixes it.
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#226055 - 08/07/2004 17:01 Re: My player doesn't start up :-( [Re: tfabris]
pgrzelak
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Registered: 15/08/2000
Posts: 4859
Loc: New Jersey, USA
I thought it was more just a hyperterminal capture glitch. The registers start appearing in what looks like the protected boot code, before the kernel even starts loading.
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#226056 - 08/07/2004 18:11 Re: My player doesn't start up :-( [Re: tfabris]
tman
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Registered: 24/12/2001
Posts: 5528
The reason why the boot log is so weird looking is Hyperterminal being it's usual crap self. It's overlaying the latest lines over the old ones which makes it look like the bootloader is printing out the oops.

The empeg is detecting the HD and then dying with a memory violation when it tries to load init. Check the cable?

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#226057 - 08/07/2004 20:03 Re: My player doesn't start up :-( [Re: tman]
tfabris
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Registered: 20/12/1999
Posts: 30694
Loc: Seattle, WA
Ah, OK. Yeah, if he's having disk trouble, then as everyone else said, start going through the usual troubleshooting steps.

Strange, I've never seen Hyperterminal do that to me.
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#226058 - 08/07/2004 20:25 Re: My player doesn't start up :-( [Re: tfabris]
pgrzelak
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Registered: 15/08/2000
Posts: 4859
Loc: New Jersey, USA
Nor I (at least, not in that exact manner), but hyperterminal has a bad reputation at best. You have to capture to a file, otherwise you get messy results. I tend to get a lot of drops in the text and sessions blending with each other if I just capture text from the screen.
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#226059 - 10/07/2004 10:37 Re: My player doesn't start up :-( [Re: megadave]
megadave
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Registered: 01/12/2003
Posts: 6
Loc: Berlin DE
hi guys,

thanks for the help so far.

here is the copied stuff from hyperterminal from the ramtest

empeg-car bootstrap v1.02 20001106 (hugo@empeg.com) r10 = 00000000 r9 = 00000000 r8 = 00000000 r7 =
If there is anyone present who wants to upgrade the flash, let them speak now,
r6 = 00000000 r5 = 00000000 r4 = 00000000ode USER_32 Se
or forever hold their peace...
0100 ram test starting
0110 testing ic 1 (0-15mb, low word)
0120 testing ic 2 (0-15mb, high word)
01f0 ram test done
0200 ide detect
0210 command issued
0220 drive id TOSHIBA MK4018GAS
02f0 ide ok
0300 dsp/i2c test
03f0 dsp/i2c ok
0400 temperature detect
0410 temperature is 00
04f0 temperature ok
0500 usb detect
0510 usb rev 1012
05f0 usb ok
0600 ethernet detect
0610 ethernet rev 334b
06f0 ethernet ok
0700 cs4231 detect
0710 cs4231 rev a0
07f0 cs4231 ok
00f0 tests complete

it seems that everything is ok. the cable won't be the problem. i have two players and changed harddrives in between. but the player won't start. next step i guess is a fresh hijack kernel. thanx, dave

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#226060 - 10/07/2004 11:01 Re: My player doesn't start up :-( [Re: megadave]
megadave
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Registered: 01/12/2003
Posts: 6
Loc: Berlin DE
well, the clean hijack kerne did not help but programmed successful...

here is the actual hypertpaste


empeg-car bootstrap v1.02 20001106 (hugo@empeg.com)bing primary interface...
r10 = 4001D
If there is anyone present who wants to upgrade the flash, let them speak now,
hda: TOSHIBA MK4018GAS, ATA DISK drive

or forever hold their peace...it seems not. Let fly the Penguins of Linux!F
hda: TOSHIBA MK4018GAS, ATA DISK drive

e000 v1.04SHIBA MK40
Copying kernel...ive00000 r4 = 00
Calling linux kernel...
hda: TOSHIBA MK4018GAS
Uncompressing Linux..................................... done, booting the kerneon irq 6
init(1): memory violation at pc=
hda: TOSHIBA MK4018GAS, 38154MB w/0kB
l.ch
Linux version 2.2.17-rmk5-np17-empeg52-hijack-v395 (mark@rtr.ca) (gcc version 2.peg-flash driver initializedr10: 4001d858 r9 : 00000000
smc chip id/revision
95.3 20010315 (release)) #2 Sun Jun 27 17:52:49 EDT 20046 by Erik Stahlman (erik@vt.edu)

Processor: Intel StrongARM-1100 rev
init(1): memory viol
Memory: 15016k/16M available (980k code, 20k reserved, 364k data, 4k init)C: 000000157 = 40000230
Dentry hash table entries: 2048 (order 2, 16k)m [<40003998>]20 r4 = 4001E16050>] lr : [<
Buffer cache hash table entries: 16384 (order 4, 64k)
r10
Page cache hash table entries: 4096 (order 2, 16k)00000]p : bff
IP Protocols: ICMP, UDP, TCP
Function entered at
TCP: Hash tables configured (ehash 16384 bhash 16384)f994 r4 = 00000000
IrDA (tm) Protocols for Linux-2.2 (Dag Brattli)
r10 = 4001D858 r5 = 00000000 r4 =
Starting kswapd v 1.55d35c r4 : 4012cc6c0
SA1100 serial driver version 4.27 with no serial options enabled
Function entered at [<400023e0>] fro
ttyS00 at 0xf8010000 (irq = 15) is a SA1100 UART0062c r0 : 000
ttyS01 at 0xf8050000 (irq = 17) is a SA1100 UART
r10 = 00000000 r9 = 0000000
ttyS02 at 0xf8030000 (irq = 16) is a SA1100 UART


empeg dsp initialised
sp : bffff968 ip :
empeg audio-in initialised, CS4231A revision a0
Function entered at [<40002
empeg remote control/panel button initialised.4001d858 r9 : 00000000 r8 : bffff99400
empeg usb initialised, PDIUSBD12 id 1012r10 = 4001D858 r5
r7
empeg state support initialised 0089/88c1 (save to d0004780).
Function
empeg RDS driver initialised

empeg power-pic driver initialised (first boot)1e440 r1 : 0000062c r0 : 0000000c = 00000000
RAM disk driver initialized: 16 RAM disks of 4096K size
empeg single channel IDE
r6 = 40

hda: TOSHIBA MK4018GAS, ATA DISK drive000000 r5 = 00000000 r4 = 00000000od
ide0 at 0x000-0x007,0x038 on irq 6
hda: TOSHIBA MK4018GAS, 38154MB w/0kB Cache, CHS=4864/255/630b750, lr=0x4000b738 (bad address=0x8003c660000015
empeg-flash driver initialized
SMC9194: SMC91C94(r:9) at 0x4008000 IRQ:7 INTF:TP MEM:6144b MAC 00:02:d7:18:04:2
0
Partition check:
hda:hda: status timeout: status=0x84
hda: drive not ready for command
ide0: reset timed-out, status=0x84
hda: status timeout: status=0x84
hda: drive not ready for command
ide0: reset timed-out, status=0x84
hda: status timeout: status=0x84
end_request: I/O error, dev 03:00 (hda), sector 0
hda: drive not ready for command
unable to read partition table
RAMDISK: ext2 filesystem found at block 0
RAMDISK: Loading 320 blocks [1 disk] into ram disk... done.
VFS: Mounted root (ext2 filesystem).
Timezone: /usr/share/zoneinfo
empeg-pump v0.03 (19980601)
Press Ctrl-A to enter pump...attempt to access beyond end of device
03:05: rw=0, want=2, limit=0
dev 03:05 blksize=1024 blocknr=1 sector=2 size=1024 count=1
EXT2-fs: unable to read superblock
Kernel panic: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on 03:05


what could i try now??

thanx for ur all help! dave

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#226061 - 10/07/2004 11:03 Re: My player doesn't start up :-( [Re: megadave]
tfabris
carpal tunnel

Registered: 20/12/1999
Posts: 30694
Loc: Seattle, WA
My suggestions of the RAM test and fresh kernel were based on the messed-up hyperterminal log. It turns out there is nothing wrong with RAM or flash, so those things are not going to help.

It's more likely a problem with the disk drive, the cable, or the IDE header. Definitely start going through the entire list of possible causes for hard disk trouble methodically, one by one.
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