CPU Upgrade - RH6.0 Linux Won't Boot

CPU Upgrade - RH6.0 Linux Won't Boot

Post by Joe Nobl » Sun, 31 Dec 1899 09:00:00



Hi,

I just replaced the CPU in an Acer Aspire 120MHz (Intel) Desktop with a
PNY
P-PNY233-3D Processor upgrade chip.  During the install the only
motherboard
jumper I had to modify was to change the bus speed from 60MHz to 66MHz.
The
upgrade seems to work just fine under Win98 and the improved performance
is
apparent. When I try to boot under RH 6.0 Linux the boot sequence
hangs.  I
have been able to boot the computer to single user mode with the Install
boot disk using:
   linux root=/dev/hdc6 initrd=
and it goes into single user mode.  From single user mode, I've even
been
able to go to multi-user mode from single user mode by typing:  init 3,
and
even started X using startx.  After I've done this it looks like the
ethernet network card has not been loaded (IRQ=11, IO=0x340).

I do not use LILO or Loadlin to boot Linux, but use a normal boot floppy
disk that loads the kernel and jumps to the harddrive (hdc6) instead.
The
kernel appears to load, goes through some initialization and hangs after
printing something about apmd, but before getting to the init startup
process where RH6.0 starts giving the far right [ status ] information
as it
starts each process.  I've changed each K92apmd and S05apmd in the
/etc/init.d/rcX.d directories from upper case to lower case.  I've
looked
and there is a file called apmd in the /etc/sysconfig directory.  I
don't
recall if conf.modules file mentions apmd at all, but I suspect it does.

My questions are:

1) Why is this desktop running apmd?  Isn't it intended for laptops
only?
How can I not initialize apmd?  Can I just delete the apmd file from the
/etc/sysconfig directory?

2) Is apmd really the problem, or is it the last thing that successfully
runs?  It looks like the kernel may be in the midst of the PCIprobe or
something, is this the problem?  How can I tell?  During the early
stages of
the boot sequence, what determines the order that things boot in?

3) Why isn't my ethernet card (ne2000 clone) coming up when I boot to
init
level 3 from single user mode?  This has worked fine until the CPU
upgrade,
and works fine under Win98.

THANKS
-joe-

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CPU Upgrade - RH6.0 Linux Won't Boot

Post by Joe Nobl » Sun, 31 Dec 1899 09:00:00


Joe Noble wrote:

> Hi,

> I just replaced the CPU in an Acer Aspire 120MHz (Intel) Desktop
> with a > PNY P-PNY233-3D Processor upgrade chip.  During the install
> the only motherboard jumper I had to modify was to change the bus
> speed from 60MHz to 66MHz. The upgrade seems to work just fine under
> Win98 and the improved performance is apparent. When I try to boot
> under RH 6.0 Linux the boot sequence hangs.  I have been able to
> boot the computer to single user mode with the Install boot disk
> using:
>    linux root=/dev/hdc6 initrd=
> and it goes into single user mode.  From single user mode, I've even
> been able to go to multi-user mode from single user mode by
> typing:  init 3, and even started X using startx.  After I've done
> this it looks like the ethernet network card has not been loaded
> (IRQ=11, IO=0x340).

> I do not use LILO or Loadlin to boot Linux, but use a normal boot
> floppy disk that loads the kernel and jumps to the harddrive (hdc6)
> instead. The kernel appears to load, goes through some initialization
> and hangs after printing something about apmd, but before getting to
> the init startup process where RH6.0 starts giving the far right
> [ status ] information as it starts each process.  I've changed each
> K92apmd and S05apmd in the /etc/init.d/rcX.d directories from upper
> case to lower case.  I've looked and there is a file called apmd in
> the /etc/sysconfig directory.  I don't recall if conf.modules file
> mentions apmd at all, but I suspect it does.

Below are three listings of the dmesg out.  The 1st one shows how the
system used to boot with the original 120MHz processor.  The 2nd one is
for a successful boot with the new processor to single user mode.  The
3rd dmesg is a reconstruction of what's on the screen after it crashes
trying to boot with the boot disk.  NOTE:
   1) Successful single user boot with new processor doesn't have the
      APM ... line which is the last line in the hang;
   2) Successful single user boot with new processor doesn't have the
      VFS line near the top; and
   3) Successful single user boot with new processor does not have any
      serial port options enabled, while the hang boot does.

I've tried reinstalling RH6.0 and get the same result.  I can not boot
to single user using the boot disk built during the reinstall. Something
I hadn't noticed before, was the system would hang if it wasn't used for
some time.  I was able to fix that problem by disabling Power Saving in
the BIOS CMOS.

Does anyone know what the boot is hanging on?  Is it hanging on apm,
initialization of the RAM disk, or even Real Time Clock driver
installation as the successful boot on the 120MHz processor suggests.

HELP!!
TIA
-joe-

**** Successful Boot w/ 120MHz Processor ****

Linux version 2.2.5-15 (r...@porky.devel.redhat.com) (gcc version
egcs-2.91.66 19990314/Linux (egcs-1.1.2 release)) #1 Mon Apr 19 22:21:09
EDT 1999
Detected 119916424 Hz processor.
Console: colour VGA+ 80x25
Calibrating delay loop... 47.82 BogoMIPS
Memory: 63140k/65536k available (996k kernel code, 412k reserved, 928k
data, 60k init)
VFS: Diskquotas version dquot_6.4.0 initialized
CPU: Intel Pentium 75 - 200 stepping 05
Checking 386/387 coupling... OK, FPU using exception 16 error reporting.
Checking 'hlt' instruction... OK.
Intel Pentium with F0 0F bug - workaround enabled.
POSIX conformance testing by UNIFIX
PCI: PCI BIOS revision 2.10 entry at 0xf0200
PCI: Using configuration type 1
PCI: Probing PCI hardware
Linux NET4.0 for Linux 2.2
Based upon Swansea University Computer Society NET3.039
NET4: Unix domain sockets 1.0 for Linux NET4.0.
NET4: Linux TCP/IP 1.0 for NET4.0
IP Protocols: ICMP, UDP, TCP, IGMP
Initializing RT netlink socket
Starting kswapd v 1.5
Detected PS/2 Mouse Port.
Serial driver version 4.27 with MANY_PORTS MULTIPORT SHARE_IRQ enabled
ttyS01 at 0x02f8 (irq = 3) is a 16550A
ttyS02 at 0x03e8 (irq = 4) is a 16550A
pty: 256 Unix98 ptys configured
apm: BIOS version 1.1 Flags 0x03 (Driver version 1.9)
Real Time Clock Driver v1.09
RAM disk driver initialized:  16 RAM disks of 4096K size
CMD640: ignored by ide_scan_pci_device() (uses own driver)
ide0: buggy cmd640b interface on PCI (type1), config=0x1e
ide1: serialized, secondary interface okay
cmd640: drive0 timings/prefetch(on) preserved
cmd640: drive1 timings/prefetch(on) preserved
cmd640: drive2 timings/prefetch(on) preserved
cmd640: drive3 timings/prefetch(on) preserved
hda: Maxtor 87000D8, ATA DISK drive
hdb: FX001DE, ATAPI CDROM drive
hdc: FUJITSU M1624TAU, ATA DISK drive
ide2: ports already in use, skipping probe
ide0 at 0x1f0-0x1f7,0x3f6 on irq 14
ide1 at 0x170-0x177,0x376 on irq 15 (serialized with ide0)
hda: Maxtor 87000D8, 6679MB w/256kB Cache, CHS=851/255/63
hdc: FUJITSU M1624TAU, 2164MB w/128kB Cache, CHS=4398/16/63
hdb: ATAPI 4X CD-ROM drive, 128kB Cache
Uniform CDROM driver Revision: 2.54
Floppy drive(s): fd0 is 1.44M
FDC 0 is a post-1991 82077
md driver 0.90.0 MAX_MD_DEVS=256, MAX_REAL=12
raid5: measuring checksumming speed
   8regs     :   117.348 MB/sec
   32regs    :   104.013 MB/sec
using fastest function: 8regs (117.348 MB/sec)
scsi : 0 hosts.
scsi : detected total.
md.c: sizeof(mdp_super_t) = 4096
Partition check:
 hda: [EZD] [remap 0->1] [851/255/63] hda1 hda2 < hda5 hda6 hda7 >
 hdc: [EZD] [remap 0->1] [1023/64/63] hdc1 hdc2 < hdc5 hdc6 >
autodetecting RAID arrays
autorun ...
... autorun DONE.
VFS: Mounted root (ext2 filesystem) readonly.
Freeing unused kernel memory: 60k freed
Adding Swap: 66492k swap-space (priority -1)
ne.c: No NE*000 card found at i/o = 0x3
Installing knfsd (copyright (C) 1996 o...@monad.swb.de).
nfsd_init: initialized fhcache, entries=256
VFS: Disk change detected on device fd(2,0)

**** Successful Boot single user ****

Linux version 2.2.5-14BOOT (r...@porky.devel.redhat.com) (gcc version
egcs-2.91.66 19990314/Linux (egcs-1.1.2 release)) #1 Sun Apr 18 22:28:51
EDT 1999
Detected 233141909 Hz processor.
Console: colour VGA+ 80x25
Calibrating delay loop... 154.83 BogoMIPS
Memory: 63288k/65536k available (872k kernel code, 408k reserved, 924k
data, 44k init)
Checking if this processor honours the WP bit even in supervisor mode...
Ok.
CPU: Centaur C6-2 stepping 07
Centaur FSR was 0x81F91300 now 0x81F91380
Checking 386/387 coupling... OK, FPU using exception 16 error reporting.
Checking 'hlt' instruction... OK.
Checking for popad bug... OK.
POSIX conformance testing by UNIFIX
PCI: PCI BIOS revision 2.10 entry at 0xf0200
PCI: Using configuration type 1
PCI: Probing PCI hardware
Linux NET4.0 for Linux 2.2
Based upon Swansea University Computer Society NET3.039
NET4: Unix domain sockets 1.0 for Linux NET4.0.
NET4: Linux TCP/IP 1.0 for NET4.0
IP Protocols: ICMP, UDP, TCP
Starting kswapd v 1.5
Detected PS/2 Mouse Port.
Serial driver version 4.27 with no serial options enabled
ttyS01 at 0x02f8 (irq = 3) is a 16550A
ttyS02 at 0x03e8 (irq = 4) is a 16550A
pty: 256 Unix98 ptys configured
RAM disk driver initialized:  16 RAM disks of 4096K size
CMD640: ignored by ide_scan_pci_device() (uses own driver)
ide0: buggy cmd640b interface on PCI (type1), config=0x1e
ide1: serialized, secondary interface okay
cmd640: drive0 timings/prefetch(on) preserved
cmd640: drive1 timings/prefetch(on) preserved
cmd640: drive2 timings/prefetch(on) preserved
cmd640: drive3 timings/prefetch(on) preserved
hda: Maxtor 87000D8, ATA DISK drive
hdb: FX001DE, ATAPI CDROM drive
hdc: FUJITSU M1624TAU, ATA DISK drive
ide2: ports already in use, skipping probe
ide0 at 0x1f0-0x1f7,0x3f6 on irq 14
ide1 at 0x170-0x177,0x376 on irq 15 (serialized with ide0)
hda: Maxtor 87000D8, 6679MB w/256kB Cache, CHS=851/255/63
hdc: FUJITSU M1624TAU, 2164MB w/128kB Cache, CHS=4398/16/63
hdb: ATAPI 4X CD-ROM drive, 128kB Cache
Uniform CDROM driver Revision: 2.54
Floppy drive(s): fd0 is 1.44M
FDC 0 is a post-1991 82077
scsi : 0 hosts.
scsi : detected total.
Partition check:
 hda: [EZD] [remap 0->1] [851/255/63] hda1 hda2 < hda5 hda6 hda7 >
 hdc: [EZD] [remap 0->1] [1023/64/63] hdc1 hdc2 < hdc5 hdc6 >
VFS: Mounted root (ext2 filesystem) readonly.
Freeing unused kernel memory: 44k freed
Adding Swap: 66492k swap-space (priority -1)

**** Failed Boot w/ Boot Disk ****

Linux version 2.2.5-14BOOT (r...@porky.devel.redhat.com) (gcc version
egcs-2.91.66 19990314/Linux (egcs-1.1.2 release)) #1 Sun Apr 18 22:28:51
EDT 1999
Detected 233141909 Hz processor.
Console: colour VGA+ 80x25
Calibrating delay loop... 154.83 BogoMIPS
Memory: 63288k/65536k available (872k kernel code, 408k reserved, 924k
data, 44k init)
Checking if this processor honours the WP bit even in supervisor mode...
Ok.
VFS: Diskquotas version dquot_6.4.0 initialized
CPU: Centaur C6-2 stepping 07
Centaur FSR was 0x81F91300 now 0x81F91380
Checking 386/387 coupling... OK, FPU using exception 16 error reporting.
Checking 'hlt' instruction... OK.
POSIX conformance testing by UNIFIX
PCI: PCI BIOS revision 2.10 entry at 0xf0200
PCI: Using configuration type 1
PCI: Probing PCI hardware
Linux NET4.0 for Linux 2.2
Based upon Swansea University Computer Society NET3.039
NET4: Unix domain sockets 1.0 for Linux NET4.0.
NET4: Linux TCP/IP 1.0 for NET4.0
IP Protocols: ICMP, UDP, TCP
Starting kswapd v 1.5
Detected PS/2 Mouse Port.
Serial driver version 4.27 with MANY_PORTS MULTIPORT SHARE_IRQ enabled
ttyS01 at 0x02f8 (irq = 3) is a 16550A
ttyS02 at 0x03e8 (irq = 4) is a 16550A
pty: 256 Unix98 ptys configured
apm: BIOS version 1.1 Flags 0x0b (Drivers version 1.9)

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CPU Upgrade - RH6.0 Linux Won't Boot

Post by rebel757_.. » Sun, 31 Dec 1899 09:00:00


These upgrade chips are based on the Winchip. I was running a Winchip 2
240Mhz with Redhat 5.1 with no problems. I could not get Redhat 6.0, 6.1
or Caldera to boot up. It seems like there should be a simple solution
but I haven't found it.  Since I built a 600 Mhz Athlon system the
winchip isn't getting much use.



> Hi,

> I just replaced the CPU in an Acer Aspire 120MHz (Intel) Desktop with
a
> PNY
> P-PNY233-3D Processor upgrade chip.  During the install the only
> motherboard
> jumper I had to modify was to change the bus speed from 60MHz to
66MHz.
> The
> upgrade seems to work just fine under Win98 and the improved
performance
> is
> apparent. When I try to boot under RH 6.0 Linux the boot sequence
> hangs.  I
> have been able to boot the computer to single user mode with the
Install
> boot disk using:
>    linux root=/dev/hdc6 initrd=
> and it goes into single user mode.  From single user mode, I've even
> been
> able to go to multi-user mode from single user mode by typing:  init
3,
> and
> even started X using startx.  After I've done this it looks like the
> ethernet network card has not been loaded (IRQ=11, IO=0x340).

> I do not use LILO or Loadlin to boot Linux, but use a normal boot
floppy
> disk that loads the kernel and jumps to the harddrive (hdc6) instead.
> The
> kernel appears to load, goes through some initialization and hangs
after
> printing something about apmd, but before getting to the init startup
> process where RH6.0 starts giving the far right [ status ] information
> as it
> starts each process.  I've changed each K92apmd and S05apmd in the
> /etc/init.d/rcX.d directories from upper case to lower case.  I've
> looked
> and there is a file called apmd in the /etc/sysconfig directory.  I
> don't
> recall if conf.modules file mentions apmd at all, but I suspect it
does.

> My questions are:

> 1) Why is this desktop running apmd?  Isn't it intended for laptops
> only?
> How can I not initialize apmd?  Can I just delete the apmd file from
the
> /etc/sysconfig directory?

> 2) Is apmd really the problem, or is it the last thing that
successfully
> runs?  It looks like the kernel may be in the midst of the PCIprobe or
> something, is this the problem?  How can I tell?  During the early
> stages of
> the boot sequence, what determines the order that things boot in?

> 3) Why isn't my ethernet card (ne2000 clone) coming up when I boot to
> init
> level 3 from single user mode?  This has worked fine until the CPU
> upgrade,
> and works fine under Win98.

> THANKS
> -joe-

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