Install disaster: Intel ICH7 with Debian and Xen
I've fight almost 2 days to try to setup a D945GNTL motherboard from
intel. I wanted to install a Debian Sarge on it, and run Xen 2.0.7 on
it. Unfortunately, it seems that :
1/ Sarge kernel is too old for the IDE ICH7 south bridge
2/ Etch fails to install if using LVM + RAID1 and that motherboard (I
used the first initrd option at the end of the setup when doing grub:
could it be why?)
3/ Xen 2.0.7 wont ever work with ICH7 because Linux does strange memory
mapping with it and it's only corrected in Xen 3.
I don't want to suffer from such experiments again, so I've doubled
checked everything about ICH6. It seems to work well with the 2.6.8-2
kernel series, and with Xen too. Did any of you had an issue with it
before or can I safely get a Intel 915 or 925 chipset?
I need to have 4GB and 2x300 SATA with P4 775 socket because that is
what I had for the intel motherboard. Did any of you know of a good
(wide spread) product that I could get shipped in few days in the US?
Thanks in advance for those who will take the time to answer,