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From: "M. Edward (Ed) Borasky" <znmeb@...>
Subject: Re: AMD64 dual-core testing on 2007.0?
Date: Wed, 09 May 2007 22:50:44 -0700
M. Edward (Ed) Borasky wrote:
> I'm still getting the &$%^ thing up! I have the 4200+ -- couldn't 
> quite bring myself to go for the 5200+. :) I was in a hurry, so after 
> living with freezes in the 2006.1 Gentoo LiveDVD, I tried Ubuntu 
> Feisty Fawn-- which also froze. Debian Etch is the one that seems to 
> be the most stable of the pure 64-bit distros out there so far, but 
> it's frozen on me too -- while unpacking the 2006.1 AMD64 stage3 
> tarball, no less. Right now the machine is dual-booted Etch and CentOS 
> 5, and if I can get the CentOS X configuration straightened out, I'm 
> going to see how long *that* one can stay up without freezing.
>
> I can't tell yet whether it's hardware or software, but I'm guessing 
> the kernel at this point rather than hardware -- I have some 
> /var/log/messages traces that don't look like hardware. Once I get a 
> stable OS, I'll load Gentoo from it and do the real debugging. The 
> 2.4.20 kernel in Gentoo stable has to be better that the 2.4.18s the 
> other distros seem to be carrying.
Well ... progress of sorts. 2007.0 i686 LiveDVD installs without any 
glitches at all and is stable as a rock! So I've pretty much ruled out 
flaky hardware. I haven't been able to get an install to work from the 
2007.0 AMD64 Live CD, but the LiveDVD does work. So it's probably just a 
bad CD writer on the Live CD. 2007.0 looks like a winner!

In any event, 2.6.19 / Gentoo 2007.0 is in better shape on my Athlon64 
X2 4200+ than either Debian's or CentOS' 2.6.18 -- those are flat out 
unstable. By the way, I just love the 2007.0 theme on the Live CD and 
DVD ... is it in Portage?
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