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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
created.

Thanks again for the suggestions.

-Matt
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 
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?
 >
 >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
 >
 >
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-- 
Sincerely,
Richard Black
http://www.cpqlinux.com
http://www.compaq.com/linux







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