I'm having further problems with booting any kernel other then
the k_smp_2.5.19-191 that I am currently running. My system is
a dual Opteron 244 in a HDAMB system board (Rhapsody?) with a
mere 1Gig of ram. I have SCSI hard drive, and an IDE CDROM and
ZIP drive. The AGP video card is a GeForce4 MX440.
And otherwise it is SLES8. When I install (via yast) the 2.4.19-256
kernel, it boots only about far enough to print some ACPI messages,
then it freezes.
I set vga=0 on the boot line, little difference.
So far, none of the "patches" for the kernel as downloaded by
yast have worked for me, but I can boot the install CDROM in
rescue mode, use rpm to install the k_smp_2.4.19-191 kernel,
and I'm back in business.
I can occasionally run tests, but I only sporadically have time
to fiddle with this during the week.
A nit: It would be much nicer if the kernel rpm packages *added*
themselves to the grub file instead of replacing the existing
boot config. This would then allow for multiple installed kernels,
handy in train wrecks like this.
Steve Williams "The woods are lovely, dark and deep.
steve at icarus.com But I have promises to keep,
http://www.icarus.com and lines to code before I sleep,
http://www.picturel.com And lines to code before I sleep."
we have used the title "SLES 8 for x86-64 (powered by UL 1.0)"
(cf RHAS 2.1 for IA64 etc.)
Dr. Dan Kidger, Quadrics Ltd. daniel.kidger(a)quadrics.com
One Bridewell St., Bristol, BS1 2AA, UK 0117 915 5505
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Martin Jungowski [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: 30 September 2003 16:49
> To: suse-amd64(a)suse.com
> Subject: Re: [suse-amd64] AMD Linux
> Gotcha ;) I know the Linux Enterprise Server, never thought that he
> would mean that by talking 'bout "UnitedLinux 64-bit"
> On Tue, 2003-09-30 at 17:41, Andreas Jaeger wrote:
> > Martin Jungowski <jungowsk(a)in.tum.de> writes:
> > > On Tue, 2003-09-30 at 16:49, Andreas Jaeger wrote:
> > >> "Tomislav Sagrak" <tomsag(a)opus.hr> writes:
> > >>
> > >> > Hi to all,
> > >> >
> > >> > where can I download SUSE Unitedlinux 64bit for AMD64
> platform (or any other AMD 64bit SUSE Linux)?
> > >>
> > >> You have to buy it, check www.suse.com for partners that sell it,
> > >>
> > >> Andreas
> > > What happened to the SuSE-AMD64 8.2 Beta? Not available
> for Download
> > > anymore?
> > That version is still available.
> > My answer was for "SuSE UnitedLinux 64-bit" (btw. the
> correct name is
> > "SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for AMD64 powered by UnitedLinux
> > 1.0";-) )
> > Andreas
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I've found a strange problem with building binaries on the x86-64
release of SuSE 8.1: Building any program (even a simple 'Hello world')
seems to generate a binary with a GLIBC_2.2.5 dependency - consequently,
the binary refuses to run on other x86-64 distributions with later glibc
versions. (But oddly enough, the same binary does run on a SuSE 8.2 beta
with glibc 2.3.2).
Is this a known problem? (I've searched around but can find no mention
of this issue) My only guess is that there is something odd in either
the glibc on the machine, or with the gcc that creates the binaries, but
I've no idea what I can do to fix it or work around the problem.
The machine producing the binaries is using SuSE's gcc 3.2.2,
I downloaded and installed Suse 8.2Beta. Straightforward install. No issues
(other than having to turn off APIC - same for all other distros). The
machine was up for about a week and a power problem required it to be
shutdown. Now when I reboot the whole process hangs at the intialization of
I booted with a rescue disk to checkout the disks and they were fine. I
booted with a ClusterKnoppix CD that I had laying around and it worked fine,
with both CPUs.
Attached is the serial output of a boot with no APIC.
Hardware version-1.0 MSI-K8D Master F board with the AWARD BIOS 2.0
(just updated), two 240 CPUs.
one-to-four 512MB ECC registered DDR s. A powerful 550 watt EPS12 power
First boot attempt gave me memory error-beeps from the motherboard.
I then got rid of memory sticks one after one. Two sticks in a pair got
rid of the memory error beeps.
I am not sure whether it really is the error in the memory.
We finally got the SuSE-installation screen from the SuSE-amd64 Beta-9 CD.
However, nothng works after that, even though I did
"acpi=off noapic" which has been suggested by many.
Apprently it is a kernel-panic with the keyboard LEDs blinking
constantly. It sometimes went down to Northbridge kernel driver
istallation. It then stops. In one case it went down further.
But in the middle of installation, it stopped.
I borrowed the SuSE's United Linux Server CD. It also failed.
It appears that the kernel in all those CD's are so much out-dated.
Therefore, the only hope I now have is to put the new custom-compiled
kernel, put it either in a CD or in a floppy. Too much trouble for me.
I hate that.
I think the most reasonable thing to do at this point is to just wait
till SuSE comes up with the release version of SuSE-amd64 CDs.
What date in October can I order or preorder?
I am not able to get vncserver or Xvnc working under
beta 9. Xvnc exits with a segmentation violation.
Config: single 242 cpu, 512 mb ram, K8D Master mb.
Is it working for anyone else?
I read the thread about "Installing directly to SATA drive on Asus SK8N
", but I don't understand if it functions or not...
Well, I need to install a SLES8-AMD64 (Dual-processor Opteron 240) into
a machine that have two Promisse controllers:
- Promise® PDC20378 SATA/SATA RAID accelerator
- Promise sata 150 tx2 plus
None of them is recognized into installation, is there some procedure to
correct this??? Can someone help me???
There's always 3ware - it's more of a high end product than the Promise unit, but having the additional management capability can be very helful.
They have full support for AMD64 and SuSE.
From: Fabiano Felix [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Tuesday, September 23, 2003 1:34 PM
To: Andreas Jaeger; Vojtech Pavlik
Subject: Re: [suse-amd64] Problem with Promisse Controllers
Thanks all (Andreas and Vojtech specially),
Some other questions:
- What's accurately the problem with this hardware? It's a SuSE problem,
Linux generic or other problem?
- Is there some manufacture module that can functions with Opteron?
- Is there some way to emulate 32-bit to use this? (I believe that no,
- How I can certify which controllers (in this sort) will be compatible?
(I apreciate some user's opinions about this)
- Someone has some notice about this module's development?
Em Ter, 2003-09-23 às 12:45, Andreas Jaeger escreveu:
> Fabiano Felix <felix(a)getnet.com.br> writes:
> > Hello all,
> > I read the thread about "Installing directly to SATA drive on Asus SK8N
> > ", but I don't understand if it functions or not...
> The SATA controller is not supported, it will not work.
> > Well, I need to install a SLES8-AMD64 (Dual-processor Opteron 240) into
> > a machine that have two Promisse controllers:
> > - Promise® PDC20378 SATA/SATA RAID accelerator
> > - Promise sata 150 tx2 plus
> Those do not work.
> > None of them is recognized into installation, is there some procedure to
> > correct this??? Can someone help me???
> No way right now:-( Unfortunatly there's no working open source
> driver for these.
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