...of an ASUS A8N-VM CSM board with nForce 430 and
first some feedback:
1) yesterday I saw that Anaconda in FC4 x86_64
is impossible to use because it messes up the screen:
2) later on, I concluded that it looks like a 64 bit
Anaconda bug/limit, because the CD *is* good and I
*have installed FC4 x86 (32 bit!) on the same system:
3) However, the onboard ethernet doesn't work yet: https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-list/2006-January/msg04448.html
Now the actual questions:
*) the answers (list of patches to apply) I got to 3) make
me wonder if it wouldn't be quicker (since at this
point I already am a beta tester...) to join the FC5t2
testing crow, even because it looks like the only way
to have now a 64 bit fedora on my box. What do you
think? Does anybody know if the kernel-forcedeth
versions in FC5t2 already have all the patches
mentioned here for my chipset:
I am fine with being a beta tester and submitting bug
reports to real programmers, but frankly I have problems
to decode the instructions above and find out all I'd
need to do. Helping a bit with FC5 seems more
productive, especially in the mid/long term.
*) ABOVE ALL, what about the screen messed up? does
anybody have an idea of what it could be (on 64 bit
only), how to fix it or if it's a problem that's
likely to be not in FC5?
IMPORTANT: the reason I'm asking instead of just trying
FC5 myself is that I'm not on broadband right now.
Downloading N cdroms would take me a *lot* of time, so...
I'd really hate to waste some more days (seriously!) on
it if somebody can already tell me that it wouldn't
surely work for some reason...
Thanks in advance! Hope to join you FC5 testers soon,
Hi, I ran into tons of issues trying to upgrade my motherboard (and
other problems). They're mostly worked around now, but here they are, if
people are interested (will provide more info if you ask - this is
essentially a rawhide system with all packages installed):
- the nv driver doesn't work, not even a little bit.
I get vertical stripes on the screen that change color. This is with a
Nvidia 6800 GS (single card) 256, PCI-E (that would be NV41). It's
detected properly, but I get the stripes. As a result, the Fedora
graphical installer does not work for me. The text installer seemed
garbled, so I couldn't use that either. Rhgb doesn't work, and neither
I am now back to using my favorite nvidia driver, which I had to patch
for the latest kernels, and make work on modular X. I have yet to figure
out how to properly rpmbuild the 64-bit version.
- Then I decided to play with my SATA drive, and add it to LVM. This is
a western digital caviar, 200 MB, SATA II. That was a mistake.
Ext3online froze twice trying to resize itself following an lvm resize
(it did work the second time I tried it). On reboot I got a kernel
panic, because the initrd didn't pull in sd_mod. I tried reinstalling
the kernel many times, and failed to add that module to initrd every
single time. Then I hacked mkinitrd to add it, and now things work.
- My monitor was not detected - it's a Sun Microsystems GDM20E20, and
kudzu did not set its modes properly (in fact, I think kudzu segfaults
- My network was not detected/configured by kudzu (is it supposed to
be)? I'm really not sure if kudzu actually works at all on my machine
anymore. Then I configured it manually. Then eth0 and eth1 got flipped
for some reason. I configured them according to what I see aliased in
modprobe.conf, but the kernel decided to bind them in the exact opposite
order for some reason.
- I also had the silly idea that I could upgrade from i386 to x86_64, as
opposed to reinstalling. No such luck. I managed to do it eventually,
after working with the rescue CD quite a bit. First, you can't run any
64-bit binaries until you've installed the 64-bit kernel. The initrd for
this kernel is made client-side, and the command /usr/bin/strip fails to
work properly on 64-bit modules until upgraded to its x86_64 equivalent.
This means that no modules of any kind get added to the initrd for a
64-bit kernel when installed on a 32-bit system. Then there's the issue
of rpm not understanding any multiarch until you upgrade it. Then after
upgrading it it does understand multiarch, but gets 2 copies of every
single package, as upgrade no longer upgrades.... so now I have to prune
the .i386 ones. Fun things... yum still doesn't get the basearch right,
I probably haven't gotten to the package that makes it understand yet.
... more info later, I have to run.
However, I think there's lots of room for improvement...
after being glad having iptables back, i started
system-config-securitylevel....oh, oh, what a mess....
if i click ssh, it activates automatically also http, clicking on telnet
does nothing at all...
i think it is worth some rework :-D
btw. great stuff, now we can choose the protocol for open ports, but i
would appreciate also having an option, where i can allow access to only
an ip-adress or a network-range...
> If you haven't got the bandwidth to download all the .ISO
> files "just in case" then try just the rescue.iso,
> attempt a http install in gui mode which will try your
> VGA card (possibly in VESA mode) and your ethernet
> card, if it looks good at that stage, either carry on
> doing as small an install as you can get away with over
> the internet
this would be great, but I have realized there is not
so much documentation on how to use this thing.
Specifically, what parameters (URLs or anything else)
should I have written on paper *before* I start?
> dondi_2006 wrote:
> > ...of an ASUS A8N-VM CSM board with nForce 430 and
> > GeForce 6150?
> The best way to know if it will work on your system is
> to try it *on your system* ;-)
Of course, and thanks for suggesting the rescue iso. I had
not thought of it. However, my questions also had one more,
slightly different meaning that is:
if anybody *already* knows, for any reason, that any FC5t2
x64_86 install would give me the *same* problems (current
installer still incompatible with GeForce6150 VGA, FC5t2
kernel still missing the patches/drivers for that onboard
ethernet, whatever) please tell me before I even *try*
(=pay in dialup...) other downloads
Of course, any general comment/explanation/tip on what I
experienced is still very welcome!