On 7 May, Roger Mason wrote:
> Hello Andrea,
> Andrea Conti <email@example.com> writes:
>> I would check the processor type setting (A 3GHz Celeron should be
>> P4-based) and/or muck around with ACPI. Also try disabling framebuffer
>> drivers and using a plain VGA console.
>> Leave all advanced settings in your bios to their defaults.
>> And no, EM64T just means it *can* run amd64 -- i686 is fine and IMO a
>> lot better for that kind of hardware if you do not absolutely need to
>> run 64-bit code for some reason.
> That is what I thought.
> I looked into the BIOS: no AHCI support. I edited the genkernel .config
> and set the various SATA drivers as built-in. There seemed to be
> nothing wrong with grub or its configuration (I rebuilt it anyway, just
> in case). In the end I gave up and installed the machine as an amd64.
> I may know today how that turned out: my install script shuts the
> machine down at the end and I'll need to get someone to re-boot it for
> me as I'm not in the office.
> I'll let you know what happened.
> Thanks Andrea and everyone else for your help.
One more hint (that I've got earlier on this list)
Boot from a rescue CD (preferably
it shows you all drivers that have been selected during boot.
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05-07-2010, 02:33 PM
x86 boot failure
Helmut Jarausch <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> One more hint (that I've got earlier on this list)
> Boot from a rescue CD (preferably
> then execute
> lspci -k
> it shows you all drivers that have been selected during boot.
Many thanks fir the information.
05-09-2010, 10:46 PM
x86 boot failure
On Thu, May 06, 2010 at 11:49:01AM -0230, Roger Mason wrote
> Egg on face. The processor is listed in the bios as Intel EM64T.
> Does that mean I should re-build this as an amd64 system?
No, it's not necessary. 64-bit Intel and AMD cpus will run 32-bit
mode without problems. It's your decision which one to use. General
rule of thumb...
- If you have 4 gigs or more of RAM, the 64-bit OS will take better
advantage of it than a 32-bit OS.
- If you have 3 gigs or less of RAM, stick with 32-bit.
I'm running 32-bit mode on an Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E4600 and it