Re: Linux on Intel "Big Sur"

From: Robin Holt <>
Date: 2007-12-11 23:21:14
On Tue, Dec 11, 2007 at 05:17:06PM +1100, Peter Chubb wrote:
> >>>>> "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
> kernel).

Yeah, I booted a bigsur with the 2.6.22 kernel bigsur config a couple
months ago.  I ran into userland issues as the OS was ancient.

Good Luck,
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