6.1.1-2 doesn't work for old-school compys

Alexander E. Patrakov patrakov at ums.usu.ru
Sat Mar 11 19:27:51 PST 2006

Brandon Miller wrote that:

(no HTML mail in the future, please)

> on old-school machines

(as we discussed on IRC)

>  1) 6.1.1-2 doesn't work
>  2) The modified 6.1.1-2 doesn't work either

(modified as described in my mail with the subject "6.1.1 Debugging - 
shell based init")

2a) The modified CD works in qemu.

>  3) last few lines (running back and forth from room to livingroom => 
> maybe not entirely exact messages)
> arp_tables: (c) David S. Miller
> NET: Registered protocol family: 1
> NET: Registered protocol family: 17
> ACPI Wakeup devices:
> ACPI: supports (s0 s1 s5)
> Freeing up unused kernel memory: 336K freed
> <------- Hangs up right here! (responds to 3-finger salute, though)

That completely rules out the old init as the guilty party. Many thanks 
for the confirmation.

> Notes:
> My machine:
>   AMD K6 processor
> I tried booting it with:
> boot:
> boot: pci=noacpi
> boot: noapic pci=noacpi
> Each one seemed to produce the same results

because the last two lines are wrong. Please try:

boot: linux noapic pci=noacpi
boot: linux noapic pci=noacpi mem=64M

Alexander E. Patrakov

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