Hello, i tried several times to install a linux on following machine: Board: GigaByte GA-7DPXDW-P (DUAL Board) CPU : AMD Athlon XP 1800+ (1533 MHz.) RAID : ICP Vortex 2 channel with 256 MB RAM HDD : IBM (2x18 GB and 4x35) RAM : 512 MB There are to Host drives RAID 1 (2x17 GB) which contains the OS and a RAID 5 (3x35+ HotFix drive) which is intended as home parition. Partitions looks like this: /dev/sda1 / 512 MB primary /dev/sda5 /usr ~ 13 GB logical /dev/sda6 /tmp 512 MB logical /dev/sda7 /var ~ 2 GB logical /dev/sda8 swap ~ 2 GB logical /dev/sdb1 /home ~ 70 GB primary First i tried to install Debian 3.0 Woody with bf24. At the stage where the kernel is loaded the system stops with an error: APIC error on CPU(0). Next i tried the option vanilla. This option allowed me to install the Debian system on this machine. After installation i build an 2.4.18 kernel. After booting this kernel i use "shutdown -rF 0" to force a fs check on startup. This succeded. The next step i converted the /dev/sdb1 partition (which contains absolutely no data) to ext2 using tune2fs. The commandline was: tune2fs -j /dev/sdb1. After tune2fs finished its work i shutdown the system again. I logged in an did following steps: - umount /dev/sdb1 - changed /etc/fstab entry for sdb1 from ext2 to ext3 - mount -t ext3 /dev/sdb1 /home - umount /dev/sdb1 - e2fsck -yfF /dev/sdb1 e2fschk detects immediately a lot of errors. First i thought the kernel which i build is bad. So i tried to install RedHat 8.0, but there was exact the same behavior as Debian. APIC error on cpu(0). Next i tried RedHat 7.3. The installation succeded. I choose already at the installation the ext3 (and formatting the partitions, not convert). After reboot and login i used the same steps as mentioned above. The e2fsck reports immediately a lot of errors and after 2 or 3 pages on the screen the system hang up with a kernel panic. The machine is absolutely new. I am in doubt was the cause for this is. Rather the hardware or maybe ext3. Thanks for reading (and may an answer). Best regards, Micha Holzmann -- rm -rf; remote mail; real fast.
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