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RE: Porting the Psyche Install for Special Hardware

I looked at the /usr/share/doc/anaconda-8.0/command-line.txt parameters
list, and I do not see "noapic" on the list?  If this really is a parameter,
where would I find a complete list of anaconda parameters?

I tried any number of parameters together from the command-line list, still
without luck.  A coworker was able to get 8.0 running on his same model
laptop by taking a drive from another box (with RH8 already installed) and
booting it with a recompiled kernel. I would like to get install CDs
together, though, so that I can support similar hardware with my clients.
Looking through Toshiba's forums, it looks like a lot of people are having
similar problems.

If anyone has a good grasp of how the kernel is built for the anaconda
installations, I would find any contributions helpful.  My next step is to
pick through the python code to see if I can figure out where the kernel is

Thanks again for the suggestions.

mhowell anasazisoftware com

-----Original Message-----
From: Richard Black [mailto:richard black hp com]
Sent: Monday, February 10, 2003 9:13 AM
To: Matt Howell
Subject: Re: Porting the Psyche Install for Special Hardware

Oops, I see you already got such a response.  My apologies.  I sorted
by subject to find any replies, but didn't see any -- I'm still getting
used to Mozilla's mail - it doesn't stick the "RE:xyz" with "xyz".
Sorry again for the duplicate answer.  Good luck on your installs,
you should have good results with the "linux noapic".


Since apic is your problem, try booting the installer with "linux noapic"

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 
 >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 
 >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 
 >one that is shipping with the installation?
 >Incidentally, I already downloaded the beta 8.0.93 and tried that with the
 >same result (hung at "Booting the kernel.")
 >I apologize if this is the wrong list to be posting this to, but it seemed
 >the most reasonable.  Thank you for your time and consideration.
 >-Matt Howell
 >mhowell anasazisoftware com
 >Anaconda-devel-list mailing list
 >Anaconda-devel-list redhat com

Richard Black

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