Atom is a standalone with 4GB of memory, a 120GB hard disk, a DVD\(\pm\)RW Dual Layer burner, and a removable caddy-based 40GB hard drive (but not hot swappable). Initially it had no network connection and the installation was from DVD, preserving a pre-installed MS/Windows XP.
|CPU:||Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.00GHz|
|Network:||82562EZ 10/100 Ethernet Controller (e100)|
|Disk:||120GB SAMSUNG SP1213N|
|40GB SAMSUNG SP0413N|
|Video:||Intel 82865G Integrated Graphics Device (i830)|
|Audio:||Intel 82801 EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) AC’97 Audio Control|
|CD/DVD:||PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-108|
Standard install with no issues: lang=English, location=Australia, kb=American English, no network, hostname=atom, erase disk, multi-user workstation, write partition changes, install grub, reboot.
Root passwd, user account, apt install.
Install sudo for wajig.
Package installs. StartX (choosing defaults for setup) has no problems.
Install kernel-image-2.6.8-1-282-smp, with acpi=off.
The internal disk failed. System started freezing up and the disk drive was ``clicking.’’ A temporary install to the removable hard drive followed the above steps, installing kernel-image-2.6.11.
Default partition was:
Installation repeated that of 17 Dec 2004 except that the disk was repartitioned to retain MS/Windows XP installation. During the partition step of the install: manually edit partition table, go with the current 40GB NTFS and 80GB partitioned for GNU/Linux using auto partition for a Desktop machine:
Choose to dual boot.
While kernel-image-2.6.11-1-686-smp now works just fine on
this machine, the original upgrade to
kernel-image-2.6.8-1-686-smp resulted in the boot freezing
after ACPI appeared to kick in. Turning acpi
off resolved this. This involved
acpi=off to the
kernel line in the file
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.8-1-686-smp root=/dev/hda1 ro acpi=off
The option needs to be added to any 2.6 kernel (prior to about 2.6.10), but is not needed for 2.4 kernels. So add a new line for the 2.6 kernels and add in the new flag:
# kopt_2_6=root=/dev/hdd1 ro acpi=off # kopt=root=/dev/hdd1 ro
The removable hard disk is being shared with a MS/WindowsXP host, and seems like it needs to be NTFS for access on the MS/Windows host. Attempt formatting with VFAT:
# cfdisk /dev/hdd Partition type = 1B (Hidden W95 FAT32) ?? # wajig install dosfstools # mkfs -t vfat -F32 /dev/hdd1
But can’t be read on MS/Windows host yet/
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