Re: Linux on Intel "Big Sur"

From: Peter Chubb <>
Date: 2007-12-11 17:17:06
>>>>> "Alexei" == Alexei Gerasimov <> writes:

Alexei> I have faced a problem of getting an operating system for
Alexei> it. Namely, Linux. I have tried installing both Debian 3.0r6
Alexei> Woody and Debian 4.0r1 Etch, however, the CD kernel doesn't
Alexei> succeed to boot. Somewhere after probing for USB and SCSI
Alexei> devices, the video signal is lost (monitor switches into a
Alexei> stand-by mode), and nothing else happens. Since I'm using some
Alexei> old Matrox graphics card, I thought it could be a problem with
Alexei> framebuffer, but disabling the framebuffer didn't help.

Hmmm.  I boot i2000s at least once a month to make sure Linux still
works with the latest kernels.  But I use the BigSur defconfig, not
the generic one the distros use (note to self:  try with a generic

I strongly suggest trying to boot using a serial console.  The video
stuff has been pretty flakey at various times.

Dr Peter Chubb  peterc AT           ERTOS within National ICT Australia
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