> In this case, two main factors : overclocking and HPT controller.
>> PCI bus and onboard controllers are quite concerned by
> anything running
> at upper than 33mhz, therefore, did you try to reclock your CPU to the
> normal state ?
No, but I'll try that this evening. I very much doubt this is causing a
problem though, since the machine has been overclocked for a long time, and
used to run linux RH 6 (2.2.12 I think) quite happily. But it might explain
why the HPT366 is unstable. The thing is that the ABit be6 is supposed to be
a good board for overclocking
It's running at 6 * 83MHz btw.
>> Now, redhat says that even a HPT370 (UATA 100) will run at
> 33mhz during
> install BUT you need to specify some startup settings (best is to boot
> from expert mode just in case).
yeah... I have to find out why it's not booting from cd-rom. It's set in the
BIOS but I think it is something else. It was working and then stopped. I
was definately too tired last night! ;-)
> I got a Abit KT7A-RAID where they strongly insist on the fact that
> NOTHING ELSE than a 100MB/S HDD can run on that. CDROM drive
> must not be
> connected to this controller.
The HPT366 is fully backward compatible though. I would have thought the
HPT370 would have been as well, but I guess you'd probably get issues with
trying to run UDMA100 and non-UDMA100 devices off the same interface???
Anyway for me it shouldn't be a problem. There is nothing connected on those
interfaces at the moment.
Thanks. I'll let u know if/how I get it working tonight. It can't be that
hard. Still it makes you think. RH 6.1 - > 7.0 installed fine for me in
work, with hardly any hickups. Linux distributions in general have become a
lot more user friendly and I'm very surprised to see it freeze like this,
and there being very little one can do about it. Pity.
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