Subject: Re: Failure to install on AMD64
To: John Goerzen <>
From: Richard Rauch <>
List: port-amd64
Date: 02/24/2004 18:55:41
On Tue, Feb 24, 2004 at 08:20:38AM -0600, John Goerzen wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 24, 2004 at 02:14:09AM -0600, Richard Rauch wrote:
> > Since you're able to pass a bootable kernel, you might try building a custom
> > distribution with IOAPIC disabled on the INSTALL kernel, and see if that
> > helps.
> I'll certainly do that, but my initial problem is a little different.
> It's not even getting far enough to load *any* kernel.  It seems as if
> something is screwy with my bootblocks.

Okay, I misunderstood.  I assumed that the kernel was loading but dying
early.  (I was assuming that some critical device was failing causing
the boot to fail before you got anywhere.)

If you know that it is not even reading in the kernel file, then
nevermind me.  (^&

  "I probably don't know what I'm talking about."