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Re: fedora on asus M70VN-X1?



On Tuesday 10 March 2009, Robin Laing wrote:
[...]

>In regards to the ASUS M2N-SLI Deluxe.  I am using one now and it works
>like a dream.  All I had to do was update the BIOS to fix an issue with
>the amount of RAM I was using.  It wouldn't recognize anything over 4Gig
>when I got it.

Which bios image do you have installed on that board? 1502 supports my 4Gb 
of dram w/o any problems after this oopsen in my bootlog.

[    0.000000] BIOS EBDA/lowmem at: 0009f000/0009f000
[    0.000000] Linux version 2.6.28.7 (root coyote coyote den) (gcc version 4.3.2 20081105 (Red Hat 4.3.2-7) (GCC) ) #6 SMP 
PREEMPT Wed M
ar 4 23:08:30 EST 2009
[    0.000000] KERNEL supported cpus:
[    0.000000]   Intel GenuineIntel
[    0.000000]   AMD AuthenticAMD
[    0.000000]   NSC Geode by NSC
[    0.000000]   Cyrix CyrixInstead
[    0.000000]   Centaur CentaurHauls
[    0.000000]   Transmeta GenuineTMx86
[    0.000000]   Transmeta TransmetaCPU
[    0.000000]   UMC UMC UMC UMC
[    0.000000] BIOS-provided physical RAM map:
[    0.000000]  BIOS-e820: 0000000000000000 - 000000000009f000 (usable)
[    0.000000]  BIOS-e820: 000000000009f000 - 00000000000a0000 (reserved)
[    0.000000]  BIOS-e820: 00000000000f0000 - 0000000000100000 (reserved)
[    0.000000]  BIOS-e820: 0000000000100000 - 00000000dfee0000 (usable)
[    0.000000]  BIOS-e820: 00000000dfee0000 - 00000000dfee3000 (ACPI NVS)
[    0.000000]  BIOS-e820: 00000000dfee3000 - 00000000dfef0000 (ACPI data)
[    0.000000]  BIOS-e820: 00000000dfef0000 - 00000000dff00000 (reserved)
[    0.000000]  BIOS-e820: 00000000f0000000 - 00000000f4000000 (reserved)
[    0.000000]  BIOS-e820: 00000000fec00000 - 0000000100000000 (reserved)
[    0.000000]  BIOS-e820: 0000000100000000 - 0000000120000000 (usable)
[    0.000000] DMI 2.4 present.
[    0.000000] Phoenix BIOS detected: BIOS may corrupt low RAM, working it around.
[    0.000000] last_pfn = 0x120000 max_arch_pfn = 0x1000000
[    0.000000] x86 PAT enabled: cpu 0, old 0x7040600070406, new 0x7010600070106
[    0.000000] ------------[ cut here ]------------
[    0.000000] WARNING: at arch/x86/kernel/cpu/mtrr/generic.c:404 generic_get_mtrr+0xea/0x120()
[    0.000000] mtrr: your BIOS has set up an incorrect mask, fixing it up.
[    0.000000] Modules linked in:
[    0.000000] Pid: 0, comm: swapper Not tainted 2.6.28.7 #6
[    0.000000] Call Trace:
[    0.000000]  [<c042858f>] warn_slowpath+0x6f/0x90
[    0.000000]  [<c05193b0>] vsnprintf+0x3c0/0x7e0
[    0.000000]  [<c0627a00>] panic+0x15/0xee
[    0.000000]  [<c041a78c>] pat_init+0x7c/0xa0
[    0.000000]  [<c040f9fc>] post_set+0x1c/0x50
[    0.000000]  [<c0733f35>] dmi_string_nosave+0x4c/0x6d
[    0.000000]  [<c0441031>] up+0x11/0x40
[    0.000000]  [<c040f7ea>] generic_get_mtrr+0xea/0x120
[    0.000000]  [<c071f91f>] mtrr_trim_uncached_memory+0x7d/0x374
[    0.000000]  [<c042e583>] request_resource+0xa3/0x150
[    0.000000]  [<c0627af0>] printk+0x17/0x1f
[    0.000000]  [<c071be82>] e820_end_pfn+0xb5/0xd3
[    0.000000]  [<c0719fc9>] setup_arch+0x501/0xb68
[    0.000000]  [<c0428d89>] release_console_sem+0x189/0x1d0
[    0.000000]  [<c071d027>] reserve_early_overlap_ok+0x3f/0x47
[    0.000000]  [<c07138a4>] start_kernel+0x58/0x314
[    0.000000] ---[ end trace 4eaa2a86a8e2da22 ]---
[    0.000000] Scanning 0 areas for low memory corruption
[    0.000000] modified physical RAM map:
[    0.000000]  modified: 0000000000000000 - 0000000000010000 (reserved)
[    0.000000]  modified: 0000000000010000 - 000000000009f000 (usable)
[    0.000000]  modified: 000000000009f000 - 00000000000a0000 (reserved)
[    0.000000]  modified: 00000000000f0000 - 0000000000100000 (reserved)
[    0.000000]  modified: 0000000000100000 - 00000000dfee0000 (usable)
[    0.000000]  modified: 00000000dfee0000 - 00000000dfee3000 (ACPI NVS)
[    0.000000]  modified: 00000000dfee3000 - 00000000dfef0000 (ACPI data)
[    0.000000]  modified: 00000000dfef0000 - 00000000dff00000 (reserved)
[    0.000000]  modified: 00000000f0000000 - 00000000f4000000 (reserved)
[    0.000000]  modified: 00000000fec00000 - 0000000100000000 (reserved)
[    0.000000]  modified: 0000000100000000 - 0000000120000000 (usable)
[    0.000000] kernel direct mapping tables up to 379fe000 @ 10000-16000

And of course the kernel is then marked as tainted.

If I install the latest 1604beta, that oopsen goes away, but so does the
uptime.

-- 
Cheers, Gene
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 soap, ballot, jury, and ammo. Please use in that order."
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