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17:01 : hardware and software sucks
For those who care if installing a IBM xSeries 300 with debian Sarge with a 2.6 kernel if you want your onboard eepro100s to work you need to add noapic to kernel options for booting. And indeed most other things.

This fact has caused me much pain for last 3 days. i only eventually found the right magic incantations after forcing the kernel to use the eepro100 module instead of the e100 module. it then gave more useful error messages which lead me to the right answer after suitable google-fu.
the answer



and this is why i hate linux. give me back solaris and sun hardware dammit.

16:53 <@bob> hardware-- # sucky
16:53 <@bob> software-- # sucky
16:53 <@adam> computers-- # sucky squared

says it al really

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From:pfig
Date:20060302 22:54 (UTC)
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while generally agreeing with the main points (linux and pc hardware suck huge rocks), i've been nothing but happy with suse (now novell whatsit). it has a vey high "kick back and watch the others work" factor.
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From:pfig
Date:20060302 22:56 (UTC)
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one more thing: yast (suse's installer and general system manager/configurator) kicks the ass of anything coming out of redhat.
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From:rjw1
Date:20060303 11:18 (UTC)
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indeed. i supect its only got better since i last used it which must be about 4 years ago now.

if your using suse app armor looks really good.
From:(Anonymous)
Date:20060810 11:23 (UTC)

How to get these server working

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I'm having the same problems with these servers and Google can't answer my questions. Can some one tell me how to get Debian running on these damn servers??
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From:rjw1
Date:20060812 11:32 (UTC)

Re: How to get these server working

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when doing an install do expert26 noapic instead of the default.
or edit your grub menu.lst to add noapic to the kernel options. it happens because the ibm motherboard is braindead about irq assignments.
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