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Re: RH7.1 ISO: panic on boot after install.

To: "Nathan J. Mehl" <memory@xxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: RH7.1 ISO: panic on boot after install.
From: Seth Mos <knuffie@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 08 Jun 2001 20:47:32 +0200
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At 14:28 8-6-2001 -0400, Nathan J. Mehl wrote:
In the immortal words of Seth Mos (knuffie@xxxxxxxxx):
> Ahh, I sea that it has a via chipset onboard. Include warning neon sign <here>

Argh, I was afraid that was going to be the answer.  Sigh.

I'm sorry. If AC can't get VIA to cooperate, what's next?

Unfortunatly, if you want to run a socket-A athlon system (which is by
a long yard the best bang-for-buck solution out there), there really
aren't too many alternatives at the moment.  AMD makes their own
chipsets, but they're basically only doing so under duress, and they
have a tendency to pull them from the market the moment anybody else
starts shipping in quantity.

It's fairly undocumented.

> I suggest getting your newest bios and try to build and install a newer
> kernel. The newer kernels have better handling of the via chipset.

Okay, BIOS update is easy.  New kernel might be a bit harder, as all
of the xfs patches on sgi's ftp site are for 2.4.2/2.4.3 -- can they
be cleanly applied to 2.4.5?

Checkout the CVS. That one is linux-2.4.6-pre1-xfs.
There is also a patch against a vanilla 2.4.5 on the ftp server.

Note: Oss.sgi.com was/is having a hard time could be unreachable for the moment.

> I'm gonna wait for a nVIDIA nForce mainboard, yummi :P

Heh, that'll probably be my next upgrade, but that's still a good six
months out...

Asus A7N266something boards could be showing up in stores around you in june/juli. Let's hope that nVIDIA will produce the same kind of performance drivers or patches that make it possible to play quake3 under linux ;-) There is a link to a 4 board nForce roundup on http://www.tweakers.net/ (in dutch but it has lot of links :-)

I want one.


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it was written and another for which it wasn't
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