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Re: installed rawhide on an acer aspire one and have some feeback



Hi Antonio,

> I have successfully installed rawhide on an Acer Aspire one netbook.  I have encountered several difficulties, but I have overcome some of them.
>
> 1)  The netbook had Windows XP and a hidden Restore partition.  I used xfce Livecd from Adam Miller, it resized the XP partition beautifully everything worked except when grub was written the partition that was booted was the restore partition and I overcame it by changing the (hd0,0) to (hd0,1) and I could boot XP again.  Here's how I modified boot/grub/grub.conf
>
> [olivares acer-aspire-1 ~]$
>
> [root acer-aspire-1 ~]# cat /boot/grub/grub.conf
> # grub.conf generated by anaconda
> #
> # Note that you do not have to rerun grub after making changes to this file
> # NOTICE:  You have a /boot partition.  This means that
> #          all kernel and initrd paths are relative to /boot/, eg.
> #          root (hd0,2)
> #          kernel /vmlinuz-version ro root=/dev/mapper/vg_aceraspire1-lv_root
> #          initrd /initrd-version.img
> #boot=/dev/sda
> default=0
> timeout=5
> splashimage=(hd0,2)/grub/splash.xpm.gz
> hiddenmenu
> title Fedora (2.6.31-0.162.rc6.git2.fc12.i686)
>        root (hd0,2)
>        kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.31-0.162.rc6.git2.fc12.i686 ro root=/dev/mapper/vg_aceraspire1-lv_root acpi=off SYSFONT=latarcyrheb-sun16 LANG=en_US.UTF-8 KEYTABLE=us rd_plytheme=charge
>        initrd /initrd-generic-2.6.31-0.162.rc6.git2.fc12.i686.img
> title Fedora (2.6.31-0.125.rc5.git2.fc12.i686)
>        root (hd0,2)
>        kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.31-0.125.rc5.git2.fc12.i686 ro root=/dev/mapper/vg_aceraspire1-lv_root acpi=off
>        initrd /initrd-2.6.31-0.125.rc5.git2.fc12.i686.img
> title windows xp
>        rootnoverify (hd0,1)
>        chainloader +1
> title Acer Restore
>        rootnoverify (hd0,0)
>        chainloader +1
>
>
> 2) Kernel Oops encountered:
> http://www.kerneloops.org/submitresult.php?number=647557

Known problem. See https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=511988

> 3)  Smolt Profile
>
> http://www.smolts.org/client/show/pub_dbc0e3df-fdbf-4462-a0aa-43aadb15a586

Thanks for this, I'm trying to document netbook hardware to create
some netbook support matrix.

> 4)  I have to use boot parameter acpi=off, otherwise when starting up booting hangs and I get immediate kernel panic.
>
> 5)  The machine also has trouble shutting down.  I have to press and hold power button so that the machine can shut down properly.  Other than that, I am running rawhide on a netbook :)
>
> If anyone has advice/suggestions or has questions.  I'll try my best to answer them accordingly to my experiences with it.

Does the wireless work OK? What about the rest of the hardware?

Peter


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