Hard lockups on new computer with gentoo live cd 2008.0-r1
Some updates to this problem:
- I've tried booting the PC with various life CDs or DVDs I have amassed
at home. The results are ... funky:
-- My self made Gentoo 2008 live cd works. Managed to repartition the
disks, tried a 1st shot at raid setup - no error messages.
-- all other linux variants experienced a hard lockup. black screen,
nothing to see, internal dvd drive is running -- don't react to
ctrl+alt+del or poweroff,
need to turn off the power with the power switch at the back (!).
Somewhat frightening, actually.
The DVD drive in question is an internal IDE DVD --- I've found that
this MOBO (Intel DR35JO) seems to have problems with IDE DVDs (this was
me because typically SATA DVD drives are often less supported and IDE
drives work better :-().
So I will try again with an external USB dvd writer.
Another possibility: In the BIOS I found the SATA mode switch - you can
switch between "IDE", "Native" and "Raid". Selected is "IDE". Is
"Native" better or worse here?
Wolfgang Liebich schrieb:
> I've bought a new private computer because my old machine is nearly 10
> years old already and deserves a little rest now.
> I've bought it without an OS, and tried some linux install CDs and dvd's
> I have. With some worrying results:
> - One installDC stopped cold when booting --- nothing worked anymore, no
> ctrl+alt+del, no alt+sysrq, no power off button --- needed a hard reset
> with the true power off button.
> - A gentoo live DVD I got with a computer magazine showed similar
> behaviour when I (foolishly) tried to start evmsn: the program started
> scanning for disks and locked up HARD:
> -- no ctrl+alt+backspace, no ctrl+alt+del, no at+sysrq+b, no power off
> button. Needed to poweroff the machine.
> The computer is an intel system, with a DQ35JO motherboard, two SATA HDs
> (I want to setup a raid system), and a PATA DVD drive (no internal DVD
> writer, I have an external one already).
> I found pointers to some troubles with this motherboard - is this a
> problem for the install-CD, or should I only better not use evms?
> - Worried in Vienna
> -- Wolfgang Liebich