Fedora and the Epia M 6000 motherboard

David Woakes david at mitredata.co.uk
Fri May 21 07:52:13 UTC 2004

I was having boot issues with this have finally resolved them.  The 
system was hanging at the freeing init memory message.

Traces lead me to conclude that execve was the culprit and I realised 
that I had the i686 version of glibc.  I had to switch to an i586 kernel 
to get around an immediate reboot issue, so the answer proved to be 
simple, switch to the i386 glibc.

FC2 rescue CD initially displays a graphic on which almost no text is 
visible, hitting return causes an immediate reboot.  Experiments with 
the 2.6 kernel lead me to the conclusion that it seemed to be a compiler 
issue, namely when I compiled the 2.6 kernel myself it didn't give an 
immediate reboot.  I had to pass a parameter (vdso=0) to get it to start 

This is mainly for information as my searches of list made me realise 
that a few people have had the same kinds of problems.

I would like to know how to create a bootable rescue CD with my own 2.6 
kernel...  I've read the man page for mkisofs but cant work out which 
boot option to go for.

David Woakes
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