Fedora Core 1 on 1850
greg at max-t.com
Thu Oct 28 18:03:01 CDT 2004
Do you have a shell on VC2 by this point? I think so. See if there is
anything in the anaconda.log file in /tmp. I have successfully installed
2.4.18 which definitely does not support PCI-e so I don't believe that
has anything to do with it. I think you are very close and theres just
something silly like you are missing a package that it needs.
On Thu, 2004-10-28 at 18:24, Darren wrote:
> A collegue and I have been trying to get Fedora Core 1 kickstarted onto
> one of our many new 1850s that we've recently receieved. For various
> reasons, we can't switch to FC2 yet, nor to any other distro at present.
> I've seen some chatter on this list and in other places suggesting that
> it's possible, and we've gotten pretty close. Our kickstarts are over NFS
> using a boot CD. We had to compile the boot kernel ourselves to get this
> far. We get to the point of it creating our partitions and mkfs'ing them
> and then anaconda craps out with an unreadable exception and tells us to
> reboot. On one of the virtual consoles we see the error
> "No pcic controller found"
> Although we think this may not actually be relevent. This message is
> followed by
> "Unable to copy comps package."
> Unfortunately most of the exception scrolls off the screen and all we're
> left with is the cleanup.
> Has anyone managed to make FC1 work on an 1850 at all? Is it even
> possible? One person has suggested to us that FC1 doesn't support
> PCI-Express, so it may not ever work.
> Any advice or stories, either success or failure would be appreciated.
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