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




--- On Fri, 8/21/09, Peter Robinson <pbrobinson gmail com> wrote:

> From: Peter Robinson <pbrobinson gmail com>
> Subject: Re: installed rawhide on an acer aspire one and have some feeback
> To: "For testers of Fedora Core development releases" <fedora-test-list redhat com>
> Date: Friday, August 21, 2009, 5:32 AM
> 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? 

I  need to test this a bit more.  The wireless areas show up, but I have to test it some more because I have not connected with it much and like I have said in another mail(to AdamW and list), the inservices at school don't let me play some more :(  

What about the rest of the
> hardware?
Touchpad works, left and right clickers(for mouse) work[don't know how these things are called].  My friend got me a USB dvd[rw]/cd[rw] drive and it works.  I have yet to play cd's or dvd's, but I will try to play them as soon as I can.  The monitor gives me like 1024x600 or so resolution(This matches what XP gives me).  

> 
> Peter
> 
> -- 

Regards,

Antonio 


      


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