Re: Is Debian 9 supposed to work on a Geode?
- Date: Sun, 28 Apr 2019 18:52:39 -0400 (EDT)
- From: bw <bwtnguy@xxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: Is Debian 9 supposed to work on a Geode?
>So if this processor is actually not supported anymore (contrary to the
>information that Jonas Smedegaard linked to), then it looks like I
>should get started on replacing the hardware, rather than putting a lot
>of work into temporary solutions. It's sad to have to throw away
>working hardware, but that's the way it is in the whole industry.
>Debian is at least better than many others in that regard.
Before you dump it, I'd sure confirm the situation, document the flags and
file a bug against the release notes, so maybe that can get fixed in
buster release notes? You never know, you might have some botched
upgrade issue. I always try 'acpi=off single' kernel params first, then
start disabling everything I can in BIOS or physically removing hardware
if single user mode won't boot. The param 'systemd.restore_state=0' got
me into otherwise unbootable machines more than once.
I know how it is, I have a nice old K6-3 amd @450mHz system, around 1996 I
think? I can't run stretch on it, but I still use it. Just can't bring
myself to trash it.