[lug] Etch AMD kernels not working

Gary Hodges Gary.Hodges at noaa.gov
Mon Apr 7 08:45:36 MDT 2008

Gary.Hodges at noaa.gov wrote:
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "David L. Anselmi" <anselmi at anselmi.us>
> Date: Saturday, April 5, 2008 9:19 pm
> Subject: Re: [lug] Etch AMD kernels not working
>> Gary.Hodges at noaa.gov wrote:
>> [...]
>>> With the SMP k7 machine there are no error messages.  It just 
>> stops.  A
>>> common place to stop was just after a FATAL message about a 
>> thermal(?)> and fan module.  I get these same messages with every 
>> Etch machine I
>>> have.  Otherwise it would stop in seemingly random places.  After 
>> eth0> one time, after drive information another.  Sometimes after a 
>> "File> system is clean" message.  Just different places.
>> I think the file system is checked after the kernel is booted.
>> So maybe there's a kernel module loading that doesn't work anymore. 
>> You can look in /etc/modules.
> Nice suggestion.  I just logged into that machine and there are a couple
> there that I believe were associated with hangs on boot.  I'll try it
> again first thing Monday and report back.

I thought I was getting somewhere when I got to the KDE login screen, 
but the machine locked up when I tried logging in.  During subsequent 
reboots the machine stopped in several different places (some listed below):

FATAL: Error inserting thermal 
(lib/modules/2.6.18-6-k7/kernel/drivers/acpi/thermal.ko): No such device

Waiting for /dev to be fully populated

SCSI device sdc: 143550456 512-byte hdwr sectors (73498 MB)

So I'm back to running the 486 kernel.

More information about the LUG mailing list