I recently tried using the 2005.1 installer on an Athlon 3200 Venice
running on a GIGABYTE GA-K8N51PVMT-9, which has an Nvidia 430 chipset (I
believe it is referred to as either C51 or MCP51 in the kernel).
I ran into two problems.
1) The boot process hangs on loading the sata_nv module. Using noload=
allows the boot process to proceed. But I doubt I would have access to my HD
2) Sometime after init starts I get a Kernel Panic.
As a result I tried using the x86 2005.1 installer, which has worked fine.
My question is twofold:
1) How can I help in diagnosing the Kernel Panic? What information would
be useful? My understanding is that this is a new chipset and at least
kernel version 2.6.14 is needed (I'm running 2.6.15 under x86). What
version does the installer use?
2) I guess by using x86 I am basically running my machine in 32-bit
mode? Is there a way to transition to amd64, or will I have to
reinstall? How much am I missing?
Thanks for your help, I've been a happy Gentoo user for a few years and
this my first excursion into another architecture,
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