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SubjectRe: Linux-2.4.20 on a 4 MB Laptop - Kernel bug?
On Wed, 30 Apr 2003, Hermann Himmelbauer wrote:

> On Thursday 10 April 2003 04:53, Nuno Silva wrote:
> > Hello!
> >
> > Hermann Himmelbauer wrote:
> > > Well - anyway, the kernel boots but right stops after:
> > > INIT: Entering runlevel:3
> > >
> > > The next line is:
> > > INIT: open(/dev/console): Input/output error
> > > INIT: Id "2" respawning too fast: disabled for 5 minutes
> > > ...
> > >
> > > That's it.
> >
> > Maybe you striped too much and didn't include *any* console type
> > (serial, vga or framebuffer)? :)
>
> Well - by chance we found another old Laptop, an IBM Thinkpad 350 (the old was
> model 340) and found a RAM extension, so we have no 36MB RAM.
>
> But - guess what: The error still persists!
>
> I am quite clueless - maybe it has something to do with the IDE subsystem? We
> put a 4GB 2.5'' HD in this old Laptop, but the harddisk is correctly
> recognized by Linux (also Partition check), grub is also working and it Linux
> also mounts the partition.

So if it works, why do you claim a bug in the IDE subsystem?
Because it is an easy target and if all else fails, it is must be IDE ?

Get real -- sigh --


Andre Hedrick
LAD Storage Consulting Group

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