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Re: Porting the Psyche Install for Special Hardware



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On Friday 07 February 2003 07:25 pm, Matt Howell wrote:
> Brief History:
> I recently obtained a Toshiba Satellite 2435-S255 laptop and obviously
> envisioned RH 8 running on it.  Unfortunately, after initializing the
> installation, the box hangs at the "Booting the Kernel." message (no
> kernel version banner).  I was able to get Red Hat 7.0 (with the 2.2
> kernel) running on it and then I even got 2.4.18 to boot.
>
> Now, I would like to create a custom set of RH 8 install cds (using
> another box that is running 8.0) so that I can install psyche and have
> "restore CDs" for the future.
>
> What I have done so far:
> I was able to figure out that the problem rested in the APIC support
> included with the 2.4 kernel.  By removing this from the config and
> recompiling, I was able to get a kernel going that should work with
> 8.0.  In order to do this, I am speculating that the vmlinuz kernel
> included with the default 8.0 install will have to be replaced with a
> kernel that does not have APIC included.  I started researching the
> install process; Syslinux and Anaconda; and I browsed this mailing list
> (anaconda-devel-list) in hopes that someone might have posted
> instructions as to how to create a new vmlinuz / initrd.img or at least
> what options were used to create the stock one that is shipping with
> the installation?

Not to talk you out of what you are trying to do, but why not just specify
that the kernel shouldn't attempt to use APIC?

Have you tried booting the installer with:
'linux noapic' ?

Worth a try, I'd think.

Hope that helps,
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