Re: 40r6 locks up during boot
Frans Pop wrote:
On Sunday 11 January 2009, John wrote:
This time I'm using the first 40r6 DVD image which I downloaded today.
It's been spinning there for 1 hour 11 minutes, running 100% CPU. It's
read 5.1 Mbytes from disk (that would be the virtual DVD), written 0.
There's been a few K of network I/O, I assume that's the virtual
If you really want Etch I'd suggest you try Etch-and-a-half installer 
which has a more recent kernel (2.6.24). Otherwise trying Lenny is the
I intend to download the current daily (daily? it's nearly a week old)
overnight, and time permitting with give that ago tomorrow.
Huh? Daily images are all up-to-date AFAICT. DVD images are built weekly,
Ah, so. It's the DVD image.
But why don't you download a smaller image first to see if it works? You
could even use the mini.iso for that (see "other images", netboot).
I can download most things Linux off my ISP's mirror at about 1.7
Mbytes/sec, so it doesn't take long, and as it's in my IAP's no-charge
zone that's okay too. And there's the point I expected it to "just
work," so there was no reason not to.
That said, I didn't find this image locally, so I timed the download to
run in the off-peak time period which I underuse, and I got it from .se
at less then 300 Kbytes/sec.
If I tried to install on the bare metal, that's where I might expect
some difficulty (2.6.25 kernels were difficult on the DC7700).