[nSLUG] slackware on dell dimension 4600i

Donald Teed dteed at artistic.ca
Mon Jun 28 07:31:24 ADT 2004


The initrd file is the mini file system loaded into RAM
which provides the rest of the tiny Linux boot
environment for the installer.  The problem with
not replacing it, is that you're likely using
old modules (or other kernel dependant stuff) from
the original kernel within that initrd file.

I could get into how to copy the initrd file, mount and 
recreate a new one with gemromfs, but I don't
think this is the easiest way to go.

2.6 isn't a magic bullet.  In some cases there is
device support in 2.4 that has yet to make it to
2.6, but in any case 2.4 isn't dead yet.

Try the pointers in this thread from JollyRoger and jong357:

http://www.linuxiso.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=11151&start=15

If you have a floppy drive in that machine you're humming, or so they say.

I like the apparent humour of the jong357: "I'm in a parallel
universe where they don't have SATA support in the kernel..."

--Donald Teed


On Tue, 22 Jun 2004, Vikram Chhatre wrote:

> Hello all
> 
> Its nice to have the list up again.
> 
> I have been trying to install Slackware 9.1 and up on a Dimension 4600i 
> desktop.  But my installation does not proceed past a few messages.  The 
> last message I see is:
> 
> hda: ide device-driver attached.
> 
> Some people suggested that this desktop needs SATA supporting kernel 
> (although there is a mention of some SATA stuff during initial bootup, 
> the controller is IDE and the drive is ATA, not SATA) and that I should 
> compile 2.6.x kernel.  So I built the 2.6.6 kernel and replaced bzImage, 
> System.map and .config inside the /kernel/bare.i/ directory on the 
> installdisc with the freshly brewed files.  Now the kernel does not even 
> load, it keeps asking for initrd.img which is present in /isolinux but 
> it probably cant see it or something.
> 
> I do not think that problem is with the kernel version, because Knoppix 
> 2.4.26 boots just fine.  I have pasted the dmesg output from Knoppix 
> below, if that give some clues.  Does anyone know how I can fix this 
> problem?
> 
> Thank you
> Vikram
> 
> _______________________________
> 
> knoppix at ttyp0[knoppix]$ dmesg
> Interpreter enabled
> ACPI: Using IOAPIC for interrupt routing
> ACPI: System [ACPI] (supports S0 S1 S3 S4 S5)
> ACPI: PCI Root Bridge [PCI0] (00:00)
> PCI: Probing PCI hardware (bus 00)
> PCI: Ignoring BAR0-3 of IDE controller 00:1f.1
> Transparent bridge - Intel Corp. 82801BA/CA/DB/EB PCI Bridge
> ACPI: PCI Interrupt Routing Table [\_SB_.PCI0._PRT]
> ACPI: PCI Interrupt Routing Table [\_SB_.PCI0.PCI1._PRT]
> ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKA] (IRQs 3 4 5 6 7 9 10 *11 12 15)
> ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKB] (IRQs *3 4 5 6 7 9 10 11 12 15)
> ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKC] (IRQs 3 4 5 6 7 *9 10 11 12 15)
> ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKD] (IRQs 3 4 5 6 7 9 *10 11 12 15)
> ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKE] (IRQs 3 4 5 6 7 9 *10 11 12 15)
> ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKF] (IRQs 3 4 5 6 7 9 10 11 12 15)
> ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKG] (IRQs 3 4 5 6 7 9 10 11 12 15)
> ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKH] (IRQs 3 4 *5 6 7 9 10 11 12 15)
> PCI: Probing PCI hardware
> IOAPIC[0]: Set PCI routing entry (2-16 -> 0xa9 -> IRQ 16 Mode:1 Active:1)
> 00:00:01[A] -> 2-16 -> IRQ 16
> IOAPIC[0]: Set PCI routing entry (2-17 -> 0xb1 -> IRQ 17 Mode:1 Active:1)
> 00:00:01[B] -> 2-17 -> IRQ 17
> IOAPIC[0]: Set PCI routing entry (2-18 -> 0xb9 -> IRQ 18 Mode:1 Active:1)
> 00:00:1f[A] -> 2-18 -> IRQ 18
> IOAPIC[0]: Set PCI routing entry (2-19 -> 0xc1 -> IRQ 19 Mode:1 Active:1)
> 00:00:1e[D] -> 2-19 -> IRQ 19
> IOAPIC[0]: Set PCI routing entry (2-23 -> 0xc9 -> IRQ 23 Mode:1 Active:1)
> 00:00:1d[D] -> 2-23 -> IRQ 23
> IOAPIC[0]: Set PCI routing entry (2-20 -> 0xd1 -> IRQ 20 Mode:1 Active:1)
> 00:02:08[A] -> 2-20 -> IRQ 20
> IOAPIC[0]: Set PCI routing entry (2-21 -> 0xd9 -> IRQ 21 Mode:1 Active:1)
> 00:02:00[A] -> 2-21 -> IRQ 21
> IOAPIC[0]: Set PCI routing entry (2-22 -> 0xe1 -> IRQ 22 Mode:1 Active:1)
> 00:02:00[B] -> 2-22 -> IRQ 22
> number of MP IRQ sources: 15.
> number of IO-APIC #2 registers: 24.
> testing the IO APIC.......................
> 
> IO APIC #2......
> .... register #00: 02000000
> .......    : physical APIC id: 02
> .......    : Delivery Type: 0
> .......    : LTS          : 0
> .... register #01: 00178020
> .......     : max redirection entries: 0017
> .......     : PRQ implemented: 1
> .......     : IO APIC version: 0020
> .... IRQ redirection table:
>  NR Log Phy Mask Trig IRR Pol Stat Dest Deli Vect:
>  00 000 00  1    0    0   0   0    0    0    00
>  01 003 03  0    0    0   0   0    1    1    39
>  02 003 03  0    0    0   0   0    1    1    31
>  03 003 03  0    0    0   0   0    1    1    41
>  04 003 03  0    0    0   0   0    1    1    49
>  05 003 03  0    0    0   0   0    1    1    51
>  06 003 03  0    0    0   0   0    1    1    59
>  07 003 03  0    0    0   0   0    1    1    61
>  08 003 03  0    0    0   0   0    1    1    69
>  09 003 03  0    1    0   0   0    1    1    71
>  0a 003 03  0    0    0   0   0    1    1    79
>  0b 003 03  0    0    0   0   0    1    1    81
>  0c 003 03  0    0    0   0   0    1    1    89
>  0d 003 03  0    0    0   0   0    1    1    91
>  0e 003 03  0    0    0   0   0    1    1    99
>  0f 003 03  0    0    0   0   0    1    1    A1
>  10 003 03  1    1    0   1   0    1    1    A9
>  11 003 03  1    1    0   1   0    1    1    B1
>  12 003 03  1    1    0   1   0    1    1    B9
>  13 003 03  1    1    0   1   0    1    1    C1
>  14 003 03  1    1    0   1   0    1    1    D1
>  15 003 03  1    1    0   1   0    1    1    D9
>  16 003 03  1    1    0   1   0    1    1    E1
>  17 003 03  1    1    0   1   0    1    1    C9
> IRQ to pin mappings:
> IRQ0 -> 0:2
> IRQ1 -> 0:1
> IRQ3 -> 0:3
> IRQ4 -> 0:4
> IRQ5 -> 0:5
> IRQ6 -> 0:6
> IRQ7 -> 0:7
> IRQ8 -> 0:8
> IRQ9 -> 0:9
> IRQ10 -> 0:10
> IRQ11 -> 0:11
> IRQ12 -> 0:12
> IRQ13 -> 0:13
> IRQ14 -> 0:14
> IRQ15 -> 0:15
> IRQ16 -> 0:16
> IRQ17 -> 0:17
> IRQ18 -> 0:18
> IRQ19 -> 0:19
> IRQ20 -> 0:20
> IRQ21 -> 0:21
> IRQ22 -> 0:22
> IRQ23 -> 0:23
> .................................... done.
> PCI: Using ACPI for IRQ routing
> PCI: if you experience problems, try using option 'pci=noacpi' or even 'acpi=off'
> isapnp: Scanning for PnP cards...
> isapnp: No Plug & Play device found
> Linux NET4.0 for Linux 2.4
> Based upon Swansea University Computer Society NET3.039
> Initializing RT netlink socket
> Starting kswapd
> allocated 32 pages and 32 bhs reserved for the highmem bounces
> VFS: Disk quotas vdquot_6.5.1
> vesafb: framebuffer at 0xf0000000, mapped to 0xf8815000, size 3072k
> vesafb: mode is 1024x768x16, linelength=2048, pages=1
> vesafb: protected mode interface info at c000:f080
> vesafb: scrolling: redraw
> vesafb: directcolor: size=0:5:6:5, shift=0:11:5:0
> Console: switching to colour frame buffer device 128x48
> fb0: VESA VGA frame buffer device
> pty: 256 Unix98 ptys configured
> FDC 0 is a post-1991 82077
> RAMDISK driver initialized: 16 RAM disks of 100000K size 1024 blocksize
> Uniform Multi-Platform E-IDE driver Revision: 7.00beta4-2.4
> ide: Assuming 33MHz system bus speed for PIO modes; override with idebus=xx
> ICH5: IDE controller at PCI slot 00:1f.1
> ICH5: chipset revision 2
> ICH5: not 100% native mode: will probe irqs later
>     ide1: BM-DMA at 0xffa8-0xffaf, BIOS settings: hdc:DMA, hdd:pio
> ICH5-SATA: IDE controller at PCI slot 00:1f.2
> ICH5-SATA: chipset revision 2
> ICH5-SATA: 100% native mode on irq 18
>     ide0: BM-DMA at 0xfea0-0xfea7, BIOS settings: hda:DMA, hdb:pio
> hda: Maxtor 6Y120M0, ATA DISK drive
> hdb: probing with STATUS(0x00) instead of ALTSTATUS(0x50)
> hdb: probing with STATUS(0x00) instead of ALTSTATUS(0x50)
> hdc: SAMSUNG CD-ROM SC-148A, ATAPI CD/DVD-ROM drive
> hdd: _NEC DVD+RW ND-2100AD, ATAPI CD/DVD-ROM drive
> ide0 at 0xfe00-0xfe07,0xfe12 on irq 18
> ide1 at 0x170-0x177,0x376 on irq 15
> hda: attached ide-disk driver.
> hda: host protected area => 1
> hda: 234375000 sectors (120000 MB) w/7936KiB Cache, CHS=232514/16/63
> Partition check:
>  hda: [PTBL] [14589/255/63] hda1 hda2
> ide: late registration of driver.
> SCSI subsystem driver Revision: 1.00
> kmod: failed to exec /sbin/modprobe -s -k scsi_hostadapter, errno = 2
> kmod: failed to exec /sbin/modprobe -s -k scsi_hostadapter, errno = 2
> Initializing Cryptographic API
> NET4: Linux TCP/IP 1.0 for NET4.0
> IP Protocols: ICMP, UDP, TCP, IGMP
> IP: routing cache hash table of 8192 buckets, 64Kbytes
> TCP: Hash tables configured (established 262144 bind 65536)
> NET4: Unix domain sockets 1.0/SMP for Linux NET4.0.
> RAMDISK: Compressed image found at block 0
> Freeing initrd memory: 781k freed
> VFS: Mounted root (ext2 filesystem).
> hdc: attached ide-scsi driver.
> hdd: attached ide-scsi driver.
> scsi0 : SCSI host adapter emulation for IDE ATAPI devices
>   Vendor: SAMSUNG   Model: CD-ROM SC-148A    Rev: B402
>   Type:   CD-ROM                             ANSI SCSI revision: 02
>   Vendor: _NEC      Model: DVD+RW ND-2100AD  Rev: 103D
>   Type:   CD-ROM                             ANSI SCSI revision: 02
> Attached scsi CD-ROM sr0 at scsi0, channel 0, id 0, lun 0
> Attached scsi CD-ROM sr1 at scsi0, channel 0, id 1, lun 0
> sr0: scsi3-mmc drive: 48x/48x cd/rw xa/form2 cdda tray
> Uniform CD-ROM driver Revision: 3.12
> sr1: scsi3-mmc drive: 40x/40x writer cd/rw xa/form2 cdda tray
> NCR53c406a: no available ports found
> aec671x_detect:
> scsi: <fdomain> Detection failed (no card)
> GDT: Storage RAID Controller Driver. Version: 2.05
> GDT: Found 0 PCI Storage RAID Controllers
> megaraid: v1.18k (Release Date: Thu Aug 28 10:05:11 EDT 2003)
> megaraid: no BIOS enabled.
> DC390: 0 adapters found
> Failed initialization of WD-7000 SCSI card!
> Highpoint HPT370 Softwareraid driver for linux version 0.02
> megaraid: v1.18k (Release Date: Thu Aug 28 10:05:11 EDT 2003)
> megaraid: no BIOS enabled.
> Promise Fasttrak(tm) Softwareraid driver 0.03beta: No raid array found
> Guestimating sector 234373087 for superblock
> driver for Silicon Image(tm) Medley(tm) hardware version 0.0.1: No raid array found
> usb.c: registered new driver usbdevfs
> usb.c: registered new driver hub
> usb-uhci.c: $Revision: 1.275 $ time 19:48:59 Apr 17 2004
> usb-uhci.c: High bandwidth mode enabled
> PCI: Setting latency timer of device 00:1d.0 to 64
> usb-uhci.c: USB UHCI at I/O 0xff80, IRQ 16
> usb-uhci.c: Detected 2 ports
> usb.c: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 1
> hub.c: USB hub found
> hub.c: 2 ports detected
> PCI: Setting latency timer of device 00:1d.1 to 64
> usb-uhci.c: USB UHCI at I/O 0xff60, IRQ 19
> usb-uhci.c: Detected 2 ports
> usb.c: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 2
> hub.c: USB hub found
> hub.c: 2 ports detected
> PCI: Setting latency timer of device 00:1d.2 to 64
> usb-uhci.c: USB UHCI at I/O 0xff40, IRQ 18
> usb-uhci.c: Detected 2 ports
> usb.c: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 3
> hub.c: USB hub found
> hub.c: 2 ports detected
> PCI: Setting latency timer of device 00:1d.3 to 64
> usb-uhci.c: USB UHCI at I/O 0xff20, IRQ 16
> usb-uhci.c: Detected 2 ports
> usb.c: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 4
> hub.c: USB hub found
> hub.c: 2 ports detected
> usb-uhci.c: v1.275:USB Universal Host Controller Interface driver
> Initializing USB Mass Storage driver...
> usb.c: registered new driver usb-storage
> USB Mass Storage support registered.
> ohci1394: $Rev: 1045 $ Ben Collins <bcollins at debian.org>
> ohci1394_0: OHCI-1394 1.0 (PCI): IRQ=[17]  MMIO=[fcffa800-fcffafff]  Max Packet=[2048]
> sbp2: $Rev: 1074 $ Ben Collins <bcollins at debian.org>
> ieee1394: sbp2: Driver forced to serialize I/O (serialize_io = 1)
> hub.c: new USB device 00:1d.1-2, assigned address 2
> hub.c: USB hub found
> hub.c: 4 ports detected
> ieee1394: Host added: ID:BUS[0-00:1023]  GUID[005042a14081120f]
> hub.c: new USB device 00:1d.2-1, assigned address 2
> usb.c: USB device 2 (vend/prod 0x46d/0xc00e) is not claimed by any active driver.
> scsi singledevice 0 0 0 0
> scsi singledevice 0 0 1 0
> scsi singledevice 0 0 2 0
> scsi singledevice 0 0 3 0
> scsi singledevice 0 0 4 0
> scsi singledevice 0 0 5 0
> scsi singledevice 0 0 6 0
> scsi singledevice 0 0 7 0
> scsi singledevice 0 1 0 0
> scsi singledevice 0 1 1 0
> scsi singledevice 0 1 2 0
> scsi singledevice 0 1 3 0
> scsi singledevice 0 1 4 0
> scsi singledevice 0 1 5 0
> scsi singledevice 0 1 6 0
> scsi singledevice 0 1 7 0
> scsi singledevice 1 0 0 0
> scsi singledevice 1 0 1 0
> scsi singledevice 1 0 2 0
> scsi singledevice 1 0 3 0
> scsi singledevice 1 0 4 0
> scsi singledevice 1 0 5 0
> scsi singledevice 1 0 6 0
> scsi singledevice 1 0 7 0
> scsi singledevice 1 1 0 0
> scsi singledevice 1 1 1 0
> scsi singledevice 1 1 2 0
> scsi singledevice 1 1 3 0
> scsi singledevice 1 1 4 0
> scsi singledevice 1 1 5 0
> scsi singledevice 1 1 6 0
> scsi singledevice 1 1 7 0
> scsi singledevice 2 0 0 0
> scsi singledevice 2 0 1 0
> scsi singledevice 2 0 2 0
> scsi singledevice 2 0 3 0
> scsi singledevice 2 0 4 0
> scsi singledevice 2 0 5 0
> scsi singledevice 2 0 6 0
> scsi singledevice 2 0 7 0
> scsi singledevice 2 1 0 0
> scsi singledevice 2 1 1 0
> scsi singledevice 2 1 2 0
> scsi singledevice 2 1 3 0
> scsi singledevice 2 1 4 0
> scsi singledevice 2 1 5 0
> scsi singledevice 2 1 6 0
> scsi singledevice 2 1 7 0
> scsi singledevice 3 0 0 0
> scsi singledevice 3 0 1 0
> scsi singledevice 3 0 2 0
> scsi singledevice 3 0 3 0
> scsi singledevice 3 0 4 0
> scsi singledevice 3 0 5 0
> scsi singledevice 3 0 6 0
> scsi singledevice 3 0 7 0
> scsi singledevice 3 1 0 0
> scsi singledevice 3 1 1 0
> scsi singledevice 3 1 2 0
> scsi singledevice 3 1 3 0
> scsi singledevice 3 1 4 0
> scsi singledevice 3 1 5 0
> scsi singledevice 3 1 6 0
> scsi singledevice 3 1 7 0
> scsi singledevice 4 0 0 0
> scsi singledevice 4 0 1 0
> scsi singledevice 4 0 2 0
> scsi singledevice 4 0 3 0
> scsi singledevice 4 0 4 0
> scsi singledevice 4 0 5 0
> scsi singledevice 4 0 6 0
> scsi singledevice 4 0 7 0
> scsi singledevice 4 1 0 0
> scsi singledevice 4 1 1 0
> scsi singledevice 4 1 2 0
> scsi singledevice 4 1 3 0
> scsi singledevice 4 1 4 0
> scsi singledevice 4 1 5 0
> scsi singledevice 4 1 6 0
> scsi singledevice 4 1 7 0
> scsi singledevice 5 0 0 0
> scsi singledevice 5 0 1 0
> scsi singledevice 5 0 2 0
> scsi singledevice 5 0 3 0
> scsi singledevice 5 0 4 0
> scsi singledevice 5 0 5 0
> scsi singledevice 5 0 6 0
> scsi singledevice 5 0 7 0
> scsi singledevice 5 1 0 0
> scsi singledevice 5 1 1 0
> scsi singledevice 5 1 2 0
> scsi singledevice 5 1 3 0
> scsi singledevice 5 1 4 0
> scsi singledevice 5 1 5 0
> scsi singledevice 5 1 6 0
> scsi singledevice 5 1 7 0
> scsi singledevice 6 0 0 0
> scsi singledevice 6 0 1 0
> scsi singledevice 6 0 2 0
> scsi singledevice 6 0 3 0
> scsi singledevice 6 0 4 0
> scsi singledevice 6 0 5 0
> scsi singledevice 6 0 6 0
> scsi singledevice 6 0 7 0
> scsi singledevice 6 1 0 0
> scsi singledevice 6 1 1 0
> scsi singledevice 6 1 2 0
> scsi singledevice 6 1 3 0
> scsi singledevice 6 1 4 0
> scsi singledevice 6 1 5 0
> scsi singledevice 6 1 6 0
> scsi singledevice 6 1 7 0
> scsi singledevice 7 0 0 0
> scsi singledevice 7 0 1 0
> scsi singledevice 7 0 2 0
> scsi singledevice 7 0 3 0
> scsi singledevice 7 0 4 0
> scsi singledevice 7 0 5 0
> scsi singledevice 7 0 6 0
> scsi singledevice 7 0 7 0
> scsi singledevice 7 1 0 0
> scsi singledevice 7 1 1 0
> scsi singledevice 7 1 2 0
> scsi singledevice 7 1 3 0
> scsi singledevice 7 1 4 0
> scsi singledevice 7 1 5 0
> scsi singledevice 7 1 6 0
> scsi singledevice 7 1 7 0
> blk: queue c03591e0, I/O limit 4095Mb (mask 0xffffffff)
> ISO 9660 Extensions: Microsoft Joliet Level 3
> ISO 9660 Extensions: RRIP_1991A
> cloop: Initializing cloop v2.01
> cloop: loaded (max 8 devices)
> cloop: /cdrom/KNOPPIX/KNOPPIX: 29715 blocks, 65536 bytes/block, largest block is 65552 bytes.
> ISO 9660 Extensions: RRIP_1991A
> Freeing unused kernel memory: 140k freed
> Real Time Clock Driver v1.10f
> ACPI: Power Button (FF) [PWRF]
> ACPI: Processor [CPU0] (supports C1)
> ACPI: Processor [CPU1] (supports C1)
> Linux Kernel Card Services 3.1.22
>   options:  [pci] [cardbus] [pm]
> Intel ISA PCIC probe: not found.
> Databook TCIC-2 PCMCIA probe: not found.
> usbdevfs: remount parameter error
> usb.c: registered new driver hiddev
> usb.c: registered new driver hid
> input: USB HID v1.10 Mouse [Logitech USB-PS/2 Optical Mouse] on usb3:2.0
> hid-core.c: v1.8.1 Andreas Gal, Vojtech Pavlik <vojtech at suse.cz>
> hid-core.c: USB HID support drivers
> mice: PS/2 mouse device common for all mice
> scsi singledevice 0 0 2 0
> scsi singledevice 0 0 3 0
> scsi singledevice 0 0 4 0
> scsi singledevice 0 0 5 0
> scsi singledevice 0 0 6 0
> scsi singledevice 0 0 7 0
> Serial driver version 5.05c (2001-07-08) with MANY_PORTS SHARE_IRQ SERIAL_PCI ISAPNP enabled
> ttyS00 at 0x03f8 (irq = 4) is a 16550A
> parport0: PC-style at 0x378 (0x778) [PCSPP,TRISTATE]
> parport0: irq 7 detected
> hw_random hardware driver 1.0.0 loaded
> Intel(R) PRO/100 Network Driver - version 2.3.38-k1
> Copyright (c) 2004 Intel Corporation
> 
> e100: selftest OK.
> e100: eth0: Intel(R) PRO/100 Network Connection
>   Hardware receive checksums enabled
> 
> Intel 810 + AC97 Audio, version 0.24, 19:47:54 Apr 17 2004
> PCI: Setting latency timer of device 00:1f.5 to 64
> i810: Intel ICH5 found at IO 0xedc0 and 0xee00, MEM 0xfebffa00 and 0xfebff900, IRQ 17
> i810: Intel ICH5 mmio at 0xf8c57a00 and 0xf8c59900
> i810_audio: Primary codec has ID 2
> i810_audio: Audio Controller supports 6 channels.
> i810_audio: Defaulting to base 2 channel mode.
> i810_audio: Resetting connection 0
> i810_audio: Connection 0 with codec id 2
> ac97_codec: AC97 Audio codec, id: ADS112 (Unknown)
> i810_audio: AC'97 codec 2 supports AMAP, total channels = 6
> Linux agpgart interface v0.99 (c) Jeff Hartmann
> agpgart: Maximum main memory to use for agp memory: 941M
> agpgart: Detected an Intel(R) 865G, but could not find the secondary device. Assuming a non-integrated video card.
> agpgart: Detected Intel(R) 865G chipset
> agpgart: AGP aperture is 128M @ 0xe8000000
> e100: eth0 NIC Link is Up 100 Mbps Full duplex
> knoppix at ttyp0[knoppix]$
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