[lug] Booting issue. Deb Etch
nate at natetech.com
Tue Apr 1 14:07:00 MDT 2008
Gary Hodges wrote:
> It turns out the SCSI card was bad (BusLogic BT-958) . This computer
> ran continuously for three or so years. After the upgrade it didn't
> work right so I didn't suspect the hardware. Well, I suppose something
> may have changed in the drivers between Sarge and Etch, though I'd find
> that surprising.
I'd keep an eye out for others with similar problems... when something's
upgraded, and starts to fail -- it's rare that hardware is the problem,
unless the reboots finally "pushed it over the edge", so to speak.
I still smell a software problem. :-)
> Kernel 2.6.18-6-686 still segfaults. I read a post or two that
> guaranteed the AMD K6-2 and K6-III CPUs were supported in this kernel. I
> guess not.
> Sorry you wrote that long reply Nate when it turned out to be a hardware
Not a problem. It happens. (GRIN)
My whole week has been strange hardware issues.
So far, I've seen perl say, "your libraries don't match this version of
perl, you need version [insert enormous integer here with something like
15 decimal places]" and that appears to be hardware-related (bad CPU or
RAM on a multi-processor Sun box) ... and also have seen a customer's
Sun Netra 440 blow up one of its Ethernet ports and disappear off the
And it's only Tuesday!
(That's depressing... that means I worked all weekend on other API
related problems, then the hardware started failing for April Fool's Day
and I still have the majority of the week to go.)
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