the dc7700 just don't do linux

 
sandraparra
New Member

Re: the dc7700 just don't do linux

to install debian etch hpdc7700

installgui acpi=off
Scotty73
New Member

Re: the dc7700 just don't do linux

We have a bundle of these dc7700p machines here running ubuntu.

We've had nothing but problems (slow, glitches, crashes) UNTIL we updated the bios to v2.10.

Just testing now but it is screaming along now. Havent tested sound or anything yet tho.

Regards.
Marat Radchenko
New Member

Re: the dc7700 just don't do linux

I've managed to run Linux on DC7700:
http://slonopotamus.livejournal.com/99744.html

Everything works.
amx
Occasional Advisor

Re: the dc7700 just don't do linux

Machine: dc7700 with E6600 + 4G/667 + nvidia nvs285 + 2x80G Hard disk.
(don't ask me why I have this setup. If I had a choice I wouldn't touch branded pc's with a 1 mile stick).

I have had this machine for a couple weeks now and successfully installed FC6 on it (initially 2.6.18 and was updated to 2.6.21).
It was working quite happily. A couple of nights ago I shut it down, and the next morning nothing was coming up.
I had disabled the yum updater in case you want to know, so nothing was updated behind .

I have winxp there as well.

A couple of symptoms that I have noticed.
1- After Pressing F9/F10 it takes almost exactly one minute for the menus to appear.
2- When doing memory test the first 3584MB of testing goes relatively quickly, but then suddenly it slows down by around a factor of around ten. But the memory test doesn't report any problems!
3- The diagnostic tool passes all hardware. However, it does not list the two hard disks.
4- When I run the "linux rescue" from the dvd I can actually see all my partitions and have been to run fsck on all of them, and they are clean. I have also rewritten the MBR from grub command line.

I had an online chat with an itrc guy, but it was expectedly fruitless.

Has any one seen a similar problem?

Thanks

amx
Occasional Advisor

Re: the dc7700 just don't do linux

More info.

After about two or three minutes, the system comes up with the "non-system disk or disk error" and stops there.
It is from here on that I can use my hp diagnostic cd or FC dvd.
amx
Occasional Advisor

Re: the dc7700 just don't do linux

update:

I reinstalled linux (only as much needed to get a system up). The install went fine, but the problem still persists, i.e. it comes up wih "non-system disk or disk error"

It should now have a fresh MBR, and /boot.

I appreciate any ideas that might shed some light on this.

I probably should mentions that I refreshed the bios at 1.10.
Steven E. Protter
Exalted Contributor

Re: the dc7700 just don't do linux

amx,

You are not the author of this thread. At least I think not.

You need to write your own question so that if someone provides you a useful answer you can be a good ITRC community member and award points.

Bottom line here has not changed. You CAN NOT use this system effectively with Linux. time to move on.

SEP
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amx
Occasional Advisor

Re: the dc7700 just don't do linux

SEP,

No I am not the author. But I really want to get the problem solved.
This thread seemed like the closest match.

Whether in general dc7700 is having problems with linux, it does not change things.

It would be in everyone's interest to know what is causing it, and how to avoid and even better solve it.

So far the acpi has been identified as a source of the problem, but not in my case.

amx
Steven E. Protter
Exalted Contributor

Re: the dc7700 just don't do linux

Open your own thread. That is the way it works in ITRC. No help from me at least until you open your own thread. Link this thread in.

As I mentioned this system does not do Linux. You can add your own NIC card and then it will do Linux. No more help from me until you open your own thread.

SEP
Steven E Protter
Owner of ISN Corporation
http://isnamerica.com
http://hpuxconsulting.com
Sponsor: http://hpux.ws
Twitter: http://twitter.com/hpuxlinux
Founder http://newdatacloud.com
amx
Occasional Advisor

Re: the dc7700 just don't do linux

Update:

The whole problem was caused by a dead hard disk, where the winxp was located. The bios was pretty hopeless in identifying that, so was the hp diagnostic tool.

Everything had to be reinstalled.
I have installed FC6 and did the latest updtes, and it is working well.

So I guess dc7700 CAN do linux.

amx