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chris m. w. 02-10-07 06:01 AM

m2npv-vm won't boot newer kernels.
 
Greetings all.

I have an Asus m2npv-vm motherboard that an X86_64 kernel newer than 2.6.15-1 will NOT BOOT, tried everything under the sun. Patching, noacpi, kernels from 2.6.16 - to - 2.6.20, just no go.

Last year, I did have a 2.6.16-16 kernel running, but after new install the 2.6.15-1 is the only one that'll boot it.

Posts around the web are saying it's something to do with a conflict with acpi and some people suggest turning it off and have reported success, but also having trouble with applications and timing, etc. as a result, so, don't want to go long term with that route.

Anyone hear of an Nvidia kernel patch for this?
Thanks,
Chris W.

netllama 02-10-07 11:00 AM

Re: m2npv-vm won't boot newer kernels.
 
You've not stated what the actual problem is. NVIDIA doesn't release kernel patches. Have you verified that you're using the latest BIOS?

Thanks,
Lonni

chris m. w. 02-10-07 10:12 PM

Re: m2npv-vm won't boot newer kernels.
 
Hi Lonnie.

Thanks for your reply.

This bug report seems well documented:

http://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=6975

Describes exactly what I am experiencing. It also describes a hack/fix I don't quite understand. I've been compiling my own kernels since 2.2, and I have no idea what this person is referring too:
"I compiled 2.6.18 and setting acpi_skip_timer_override to 0 instead of 1 makes
the problem go away."

It would be nice if I knew what "he" meant. I can't find a setting for that...even in:
linux-2.6.20/drivers/acpi/asus_acpi.c

I don't think I upgraded the bios on this board, but I will check next boot. In the kernel bug report it's mentioned that an upgrade to the latest bios did not fix the problem. There may have been another update, which I will check.

Anyways, I hope that is more to the point.

thanks,
Chris m. w.

chris m. w. 02-11-07 04:37 AM

Re: m2npv-vm won't boot newer kernels.
 
Hello again.
An update.

I found the "acpi_skip_timer_override" setting in:

./arch/x86_64/kernel/early-quirks.c and set it to "0" The result was:

Kernel panic: Attempted to kill init! At least the kernel booted past the:

"io scheduler cfq registered" where it's been stalling for the last 3 or 4 months.

Still, any suggestions or ideas are welcome.

Chris W.

domasj 02-19-07 11:42 AM

Re: m2npv-vm won't boot newer kernels.
 
Hi,

I am currently using Linux on the same motherboard you are trying to. However, I haven't noticed anything similar to what you are experienced. I started from 2.6.17 and now I'm using 2.6.20 without any problems. Some were from debian repositories others were built by me. Have you tried to update the BIOS?

chris m. w. 02-20-07 03:09 AM

Re: m2npv-vm won't boot newer kernels.
 
Hi domasj

Are you running an amd64 x2 dual core On an M2NPV-VM?

This is my bios version: ASUS M2NPV-VM ACPI BIOS Revision 0705 (01/02/2007)
This is the lastest bios.....

This is my cpu: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 3800+

I have 2 gigs memory --> 2 - 1 gig modules - bank 1 & bank 3.

I would be very interested to know what your hardware configuration is?
Can you post the output of: lshw or dmidecode ??
Either is fine.

Thanks,
chris m. W.

domasj 02-24-07 07:40 AM

Re: m2npv-vm won't boot newer kernels.
 
I had quite a serious problem with my setup. I have written about that at http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=81716

My configuration:

I have only one 1GB RAM module.

lspci
00:00.0 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation C51 Host Bridge (rev a2)
00:00.1 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation C51 Memory Controller 0 (rev a2)
00:00.2 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation C51 Memory Controller 1 (rev a2)
00:00.3 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation C51 Memory Controller 5 (rev a2)
00:00.4 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation C51 Memory Controller 4 (rev a2)
00:00.5 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation C51 Host Bridge (rev a2)
00:00.6 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation C51 Memory Controller 3 (rev a2)
00:00.7 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation C51 Memory Controller 2 (rev a2)
00:02.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation C51 PCI Express Bridge (rev a1)
00:03.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation C51 PCI Express Bridge (rev a1)
00:04.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation C51 PCI Express Bridge (rev a1)
00:05.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation C51PV [GeForce 6150] (rev a2)
00:09.0 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation MCP51 Host Bridge (rev a2)
00:0a.0 ISA bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP51 LPC Bridge (rev a3)
00:0a.1 SMBus: nVidia Corporation MCP51 SMBus (rev a3)
00:0a.2 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation MCP51 Memory Controller 0 (rev a3)
00:0b.0 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation MCP51 USB Controller (rev a3)
00:0b.1 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation MCP51 USB Controller (rev a3)
00:0d.0 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation MCP51 IDE (rev a1)
00:0e.0 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation MCP51 Serial ATA Controller (rev a1)
00:0f.0 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation MCP51 Serial ATA Controller (rev a1)
00:10.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP51 PCI Bridge (rev a2)
00:10.1 Audio device: nVidia Corporation MCP51 High Definition Audio (rev a2)
00:14.0 Bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP51 Ethernet Controller (rev a3)
00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] HyperTransport Technology Configuration
00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Address Map
00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] DRAM Controller
00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Miscellaneous Control
04:05.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Texas Instruments TSB43AB22/A IEEE-1394a-2000 Controller (PHY/Link)
04:08.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ (rev 10)
cat /proc/cpuinfo
processor : 0
vendor_id : AuthenticAMD
cpu family : 15
model : 79
model name : AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 3000+
stepping : 2
cpu MHz : 1800.000
cache size : 512 KB
fpu : yes
fpu_exception : yes
cpuid level : 1
wp : yes
flags : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush mmx fxsr sse sse2 syscall nx mmxext fxsr_opt rdtscp lm 3dnowext 3dnow pni cx16 lahf_lm svm cr8_legacy
bogomips : 3620.27
TLB size : 1024 4K pages
clflush size : 64
cache_alignment : 64
address sizes : 40 bits physical, 48 bits virtual
power management: ts fid vid ttp tm stc

my dmidecode is at http://pastebin.ca/370266


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