[E3-hacking] Why won't my E3 boot?

Matthew Garrett mjg59 at srcf.ucam.org
Mon Sep 4 12:04:43 BST 2006

This is something of a guess, but:

Building drivers into the kernel doesn't guarantee the order that 
they'll be initialised in, and the kernel won't block on enumerating the 
USB bus. If you have the camera module built-in, then it may end up 
altering timing in such a way that the USB device doesn't get bound 
until after the kernel has done IP config. The standard way around this 
is to have a ramdisk that loops until the expected devices are found.

Matthew Garrett | mjg59 at srcf.ucam.org

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