HDAMA+FILO booting SUSE Linux

Stefan Reinauer stepan at openbios.org
Thu May 13 03:23:01 CEST 2004

* Craig C Forney <cforney at opus.com> [040513 09:54]:
> LinuxBIOS to boot properly.  I had to make a few changes to the /etc/rc
> files (remove the keyboard startup), and I was able to get it to boot up
> completely into init state 3.
This stuff should probably be fixed in LinuxBIOS. 

> So, I'm still struggling with trying to load off of the Suse 9.0
> Distribution DVD.  I'd really like to be able to load a complete system
> from scratch using the serial port.  It seems awfully close (the repair
> worked fine ... even the update sems to work).

Hm. I was successful installing SUSE 9 on an AMD64 system (Solo) using
filo and I described some stuff here:

One thing that might be worth trying is to disable the nmi watchdog and
machine check exceptions via linux kernel boot parameters, ie with
     nmi_watchdog=0 nomce 
and probably 

> > 		Not respondin<4>NMI Watchdog detected LOCKUP on CPU0,
> > 		CPU 0: Machine Check Exception: 0000000000000004
> > 		Bank 4: b200000000070f0f
> > 		Kernel panic: CPU context corrupt


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