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Re: kernel 2.6.0-test4 and ASUS P4P800

Hello, Neal.

|> I'm having a heck of a time getting 2.6.0-test4 to boot on my ASUS
|> P$P800-based system. I didn't have any real trouble getting a config
|> working on my Athlon based system, but I cannot figure out where i am
|> going wrong...
|> If anyone has this MB and has successfully compiled a 2.6.0-test<x>
|> kernel, I would GREATLY appreciate it if you would be able to send me a
|> copy of your .confg file for comparison with mine.

I've been trying 2.6.0-test1 with the P4P800. I chose that
kernel-version because, as far as I know, it is the last of the the
2.6.0-test(n) series for which there are ac patches available, and it
is only, again as far as I know, in the ac-kernels that the SCSI_ATA
feature is available which is supposed to let linux take advantage of
the Serial ATA interface on the board.

The kernel compiles fine, but the machine won't boot from it. The boot
process dies at this point:

  Linux Plug and Play Support v0.96 (c) Adam Belay
  PnPBIOS: Scanning System for PnP BIOS support ....
  PnPBIOS: Found PnP BIOS installation structure at 0xc00f5580
  PnPBIOS: PnPBIOS version 1.0, entry 0xf0000:0x616a
                dseg 0xf0000
  general protection fault: 0000 [#1]

  Unable to handle kernel paging request at virtual address e0000000

I've fiddled with various config options, turning PnP on and off in
the BIOS, turning APM off in the BIOS. Nothing has so far got me past
this problem.

I have the machine running tolerably well with kernel 2.4.22, but not
at the performance levels that I know it's capable of.


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