need help: fc1 for amd64
jpearl24 at cox.net
Sun Dec 21 10:31:09 UTC 2003
On Sun, 2003-12-21 at 02:56, Gene C. wrote:
> OK, I got my amd64 hardware ... actually an Opteron 140 but am having some
> After much hassle I got an ASUS SK8V MB. I first ordered a Gigabyte
> K8NNXP-940 (looked pretty good and I had good luck with another Gigabyte MB
> for dual athlons). This proved to an advertised and not really available
> product so I switch the order to an ASUS SK8N. When I went to pick it up, I
> was told that the RUMOR (NOTE, this is RUMOR, not FACT) that the SK8N had
> been recalled and if I wanted, they had an SK8V I could have. Now, this
> seemed better because the VIA chipset does not apparently have the acpi
> problem so I got it.
> The video adapter is an ATI 9100 and (as expected from other comments) the
> onboard NIC did not work so I added a Linksys (tulip) NIC. The system has
> 1GB ECC Reg ram.
> I installed i386 FC1 with no (well, see below) problems so this is hardware
> that FC1 should handle.
> Problem 1 (I do not really expect help here but who knows):
> I have a Dell 2000FP (analog) monitor which is connected to a total of four
> systems via a Belkin KVM switch. I have had zero problems with this setup
> (runs 1600x1200 just fine) on my other systems (dual P-III, single P-III and
> dual athlon).
> When I poweron the Opteron the screen blinks a couple of times, some text
> comes up for some IDE/raid controllers but then I get a blank screen with the
> Dell saying it is in power-save mode. I finally dug out an old NEC XV17+ and
> connected it directly. OK, it comes up and I was finally able the get into
> BIOS Setup via the DEL key. I turned off some fancy ASUS/AMI graphic boot
> stuff and otherwise configured the BIOS to be more friendly ... this resulted
> in being able to at least bootup on the Dell but still unable to get into
> BIOS Setup this way (or at least get it to display). On the Dell this BIOS
> Setup image flashes but then the monitor goes into power-save mode. Once I
> get to with the FC1 i386 cdrom prompt or (after install) the grub panel, the
> display works fine.
> OK, the conclusion I have come to is that the ASUS/AMI BIOS is using some
> video adapter parameters which drives the Dell monitor nuts and forces it
> into "off" mode.
> I can't get this system to boot the floppy (it does boot the Maxtor harddrive
> and the cdrom (DVD drive) but not the floppy) -- I am not sure the floppy
> drive is even seen. This means that I cannot update the BIOS although there
> is an update available.
> I have not yet tried attaching the Dell monitor directly or to use the DVI
> interface (both the 9100 adapter and the Dell monitor have a DVI interface in
> addition to an analog interface). However, I do not expect this to work any
> better since it seems (to me) to be video parameters that the ASUS/AMI BIOS
> is using.
> As I said, I don't expect help here but any would be appreciated.
> Problem 2 (installing FC1 X86_64):
> I downloaded all of the files from fedora.linux.duke.edu, burned a cdrom using
> images/boot.iso, and made the directory tree available via an NFS share. The
> nfs shared fc1 directory tree has both i386 and x86_64 subtrees and I
> successfully installed fc1-i386 off the i386 tree.
> When I boot the x86_64 boot.iso cdrom it comes up. I enter the appropriate
> system name and directory tree but then get "unable to mount" popup and am
> unable to get any further. As I said, I used this same process to install
> i386 FC1 and have checked the permission and they are OK.
> Another strange thing is that I cannot switch to VT2 (ctl-alt-F2) although I
> can switch to VT3 and VT4 ... maybe I am not far along enough for VT2 to
> Any help appreciated.
SK8N got recalled???? i have that board... who should i contact to find
that out? asus?
jason pearl <jpearl24 at cox.net>
"Keep your friends close and your enemies closer"-Tupac
Kurrupted Visionz Phx, AZ registered linux user #307811
MDK 9.2 Linux http://counter.li.org
AMD64 Opteron 1.6
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