[oclug] gentoo installation hanging
olaf.baumann at pobox.com
Tue Jun 3 06:39:02 EDT 2003
On Wed, 2003-05-28 at 23:38, Stephen Gregory wrote:
> On Wed, 2003-05-28 at 22:14, Olaf Baumann wrote:
> > Now the question is, why do I have to disable DMA? Is is BIOS upgrade
> > time or only should I only trust my 20G drive for swap and /tmp :(
> I would check for a new bios first and try that.
> There is also a good chance that one of Gentoo's kernel patches is
> causeing instability. Install the system with ide=nodma, then compile a
> vanilla kernel and try that with dma.
That seems to be the case. The install chugged along for ~20 hours
before I had gnome running, but no system hangs like before. Now for
galeon, open office, and evolution.
> For hdparm the only option you need is '-d 1'. I have yet to see the
> other tweaker options do anything usefull.
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