[lug] Etch AMD kernels not working

Gary Hodges Gary.Hodges at noaa.gov
Wed Apr 9 14:11:28 MDT 2008

Gary Hodges wrote:
> 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.

For those interested...  I did a fresh install on a separate drive. 
Same issue.  About half the time I'd get to login prompt, and about half 
the time it stops during the boot process.  For kicks I tried a 
different SCSI card.  Same results.  When I get a chance I'll compile a 
kernel and see if that works.  For the time being I'm back to running 
the 486 kernel with one CPU.

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