what linux to use
Posted 05 July 2004 - 07:24 AM
epox 4PDA2+ motherboard
p4 3.0E ghz processor (800 fsb) (1mb L2 cache) HT
western digital SATA 120 gb hard drive (7200rpm)
2 sticks crucial 184 pin 512mb DDR pc-3200 ram
asus V9980 ultra/TVD/256 video card (nvidia GeForce FX5950 ultra)
lite-on dvdrw SOHW-812S and lite-on SOHC-5232K cd/dvd drives
the sound and ethernet are on board.
When i booted from the suse disk i got the following:
cloop:no version for "struct_module" found:kernal tainted.
Fatal: Error inserting aic7xxx (/lib/modules/2.6.4-52-default/kernal/drivers/scsi/aic7xxx/aic79xx.ko): no such device
modprobe: Fatal: error running install command for block_major_3
also for block_major_22, 33, 34, 56, and 57
init:cannot find the CD I was booted from - doh!
Kernal panic: attempted to kill init!
If the suse is not compatible with what I have can you tell me what is. I am looking for something that is going to feel as much like what i'm used to as possible. I also want to be able to test it without wiping out my ability to currently use windows on this machine.
Posted 05 July 2004 - 04:17 PM
If you decide to try Kanotix, don't burn any faster than 8x.
Posted 06 July 2004 - 03:27 AM
Dapper Dan is probably right. The best thing to do is to try and boot the live cd in another box. Preferably with older hardware.
If it works, this tells you that it is likely a hardware issue, which I suspect.
A common mistake is to burn an iso image at the top rated speed of the cdrw or dvd drive. ISO images do not like this. They like to take it nice and slow. On a cdrw drive, burn at 8X or below.
Many Linux distros are just catching up with sata, hyperthreading and the like. So it would not surprise me if hardware is the cause.
Additionallly, my DVD/CDRW drive is funky about burning and booting iso images.
The other thing to try, if the image was burned at a slower speed, is to make sure that the cd is booted from the same drive that created the burned image.
Of course, using good quality cdr disks help, as does using cdr media rather than cdrw media. I had this happen to me a few times. Booting failed with cdrw media but not cdr disks.
Posted 07 July 2004 - 04:49 AM
Assertion failed! dev->class==ATA_DEV_ATA,drivers/scsi/libata-core.c,ata_dev_parse_strings,line=807
Can't find Kanotix filesystem, sorry. Dropping you to a (very limited) shell.
Press reset button to quit
Additional builtin commands available
cat mount umount insmod rmmod lsmod
Does this mean that I can't ditch microsatan until linux catches up with some hardware issues or is there something else I can go with. Again it is important that the linux release that I go with must feel and function as close to what I am used to as possible.
Posted 07 July 2004 - 07:47 AM
Posted 09 July 2004 - 06:25 AM
certain the volume ID (volume name or label) is -exactly-
this string "SUSE LINUX 9.1 Live Eval" (without the quotes,
The SUSE LiveCD uses a second stage init/loader which must
find the string before it attempts to load the compressed
This and other wizardry is available at negotiable rates.
I'll accept karma in this case!
Posted 09 July 2004 - 10:57 PM
Posted 11 July 2004 - 04:01 AM
the disc mastered by SUSE not the "figure it out for yourself"
ISO image (DIY kit, really).
Investigation in how it's put together and a few remastering
experiments led me to the need to match the volume ID exactly
so that init can be certain it knows which disc is the boot CD
halfway through the boot process.
So to be fair, there's nothing really troublesome with the Live
Eval disc. There's just a little trouble in the availability of
DIY information when you're planning to burn your own copy.
Once you're over this hurdle, you'll be able to actually evaluate
SUSE instead of judge the ease of making your own Live Eval disc
from the ISO image.
Posted 13 July 2004 - 06:14 PM