SiS5513 causes seizure
cdrradar at speakeasy.net
Sat Jul 10 23:06:41 PDT 2004
I'm trying to install linux on a Monorail 7400 computer - I'll give the specs
in a sec. Short of it is, I try to boot the kernel, and upon probing for
drives (apparently) it causes an oops. (Unable to handle kernel exception
error, something like that) I pass "ide0=noprobe ide1=noprobe", and it boots
the initrd fine, just no IDE devices, thus it's the IDE driver that's the
Okies, onto specifics. I plan on using Slackware 10.0 as the base system to
start an LFS build. (However, if I can't get the IDE devices to work, ...!)
I tried "bare.i vga=extended hda=3303,16,63,65535,14 hdc=cdrom" to manually
specify the device parameters, but all permutations I could think of to
"hda=xxx" result in "-- BAD OPTION" errors. That was the last great idea I
I'd cut & paste the messages, but since the machine dies on even trying to
fire up the kernel, that comes under neat trick.
Before, the CD was hdd, not hdc. I played with the jumper, and successfully
moved it to hdc, thinking that might be the problem. Nope. (However, Win95
still boots fine as if nothing happened.)
The Monorail 7400 I have is box-stock, no modifications, though I have a 6G
drive with the Monorail's name on it, if I could get this to work...!
Here's a pretty good site that contains details on the insides of a Monorail:
CPU: Intel Pentium-MMX 166MHz (33MHz bus speed)
Memory: 16M 60ns, not upgraded (at the moment)
HDC controller: SiS5513
hda: 1.6G Seagate Medalist
hdc: 16x CD-ROM (Capable of reading CDR, CDRW media)
I/O: PS2 keyboard + mouse, 1 serial port, 1 parallel port, 1 built-in 33.6
Video: C&T 65548 1M memory, 640x480 DTSC LCD screen
Audio: SB clone (not sure exactly)
No network (slip/ppp via modem, may be able to use PLIP via parallel transfer
Any thoughts? I'd hate to be a slave to M$ with the thing, it's still a neat
and highly portable machine.
Thanks in advance.
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