>| I have a Cyrix 6x86 120 (P150) system with a FIC PT-2003 MB.
>| I have been unable to get Redhat 3.0.3 to install. It will
>| get through to where it actually starts installing packages
>| after which the system hangs with kernel panics and/or segmentation
>This sounds like hardware, however, read more.
>| faults. It is not consistant, sometimes it will install 50+ packages
>| other times it will hang on #2. It hangs on both text mode installs
>| as well as Graphical (X server).
>One other thing which can cause all sorts of problems is if you (a) have
>a CDE IDE controller (or use that chipset), and (b) have the hd and cd
>on the two EIDE channels. When you boot, use the option "hda=serialize"
>to see if this is the problem.
I think you are referring to the CMD 640 PCI controller, and I don't
have that problem at least,(this board has a Triton chipset).
I re-seated all the simms and now the results have become more
consistant. It hangs with GPF's on package #2 every time now.
Part of the reason I bought a new MB was to get rid of a CMD
chip on the old one. Now I'm not so sure it was a good move, maybe
I should just buy a IDE controller and disable the on board
IDE, and go back to the old MB.
Thanks for the tip though.
>Stupidity, like virtue, is its own reward.
>TMR does UNIX and other systems stuff, some real time, network and
>system admin, security, C and other good stuff.