pentium 100 woes.
kerry at gotss.net
Fri Dec 28 09:04:32 EST 2001
If you are seeing crc errors on a kernel boot up
or intermittent boot failures and the kernel loads just fine on another machine
you have a hardware problem.
Either the motherboard is faulty, (they can fail without warning)
or the ram is bad; or the ram timings in the bios or set by jumpers
are not correct. All of these can cause strange system behaviour,
signal 11s, spurious crashes and other strangeness.
Windows machines just bluescreen once or twice a day under these circumstances.
On Sat, Dec 29, 2001 at 12:08:57AM +1100, Shaun Oliver wrote:
> ok, on the reboots that linux doesn't come up, what happens is a few
> it's never the same.
> I either get a out of memory error, a crc error, total lockup or I might
> be lucky and get a reboot.
> we found an option in the bios but I don't know if this may have any
> baring on it,
> there's an option that says pci ide mapped to isa.
> and we cannot change it.
> the motherboard is a gigabyte and the chipset is intel.
> is the bios on that board flashable and if so would it possibly help my
> situation any?
> On Thu, 27 Dec
> Gregory Nowak wrote:
> > On the reboots that Linux doesn't come up, what happens?
> > Greg
> > On Thu, Dec 27, 2001 at 08:54:49PM +1100, Shaun Oliver wrote:
> > > hi guys,
> > > I just recently aquired a pentium 100 to turn into a linux box.
> > > my problem is however,
> > > I cannot get the machinte to boot first time every time.
> > > would anyone have any idea as to why this is?
> > > just to give a quick background,
> > > I have a 2Gb hard drive as my primary drive which has my root filesystem
> > > mounted on it as well as a 165Mb swap partition.
> > > my /usr/local and /home directories are mounted on my second drive which
> > > is a 4Gb broken up into 3 partitions.
> > > and the 3rd partition on that drive is a fat32 partition.
> > > my question is, would I need to add a line to my lilo.conf to tell my
> > > machine to use lba support or is the problem more serious than that?
> > > I have found that after much swearing and at the very least 10 reboots, I
> > > get linux to come up.
> > > thanks in advance for any help
> > >
> > >
> > > --
> > > Shaun Oliver
> > >
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> Shaun Oliver
> Marriage is a three ring circus:
> engagement ring, wedding ring, and suffering.
> -- Roger Price
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