Re: installing amd64 kernel
Aaron Stromas wrote:
I received a number of advices on installation of my AMD Athlon 64
machine. This far I only was successful with (K)ubuntu. At one time I
thought I got the Debian daily installer to detect my built-in nVidia
Ethernet, but I was wrong. I've burned too many CDs and I was actually
booting off an Ubuntu CD.
I submitted a bug and received a response that network detection isn't
supported due to inability to detect the PCI ID. I was also advised to
try Etch, however, I wasn't successful with the daily image. Isn't it Etch?
Len Sorensen pointed out the motherboard is supposed to have two network
ports. Turns out it's true, except the second port is FireWire. The
Ubuntu installed picked it out. I have never used Firewire networking,
nor do I have a cable for it, so I'm going to ignore it for now.
Here are a couple of question I have for the list. I initially did
Kubuntu server install and ended up with no root (sudo passwd!) and one
root huge (79G) partition and a 3G swap partition. The I attempted to do
an expert install, found a multiseat option which created several
partitions for me. Unfortunately, it failed to install GRUB (and LILO),
so I have to redo the installation hoping for the best. The installer
creates ext3 filesystems. I'd like to try the reiserfs. Can I do that at
the install time? I also didn't see how I can adjust partition size, not
how to create additional partitions within the installer. Is that
possible? I remember that last time I installed debian, I ended up
creating only root (and swap), then, after finishing the install,
I manually created partitions and filesystems for /usr, /var, /home and
the rest and edited fstab. Should I go that way? Except, I can't
remember whether I have an option to create only a small root.
Finally, assuming I succeed in setting up the system the way I like, can
I simply edit the sources file to return back to the Debian fold?
Thanks in advance,
I had similar problems installing from the netinstall but luckily I had
an old PCI card to slot in. I eventually found the answer on the Nvidia
Adding the 'acpi_skip_timer_override' option to the boot prompt fixed it
for me. Try installing the base system then edit grub to append this
option and reboot to see if it works.
AFAIK the newer kernels seem to detect the nforce4 chipset and
automatically disable this function. You could try the sid boot disk?
This worked for me, YMMV.