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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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