Re[4]: [9fans] Installation fails with NVIDIA card: aux/vga does not find the card.

Re[4]: [9fans] Installation fails with NVIDIA card: aux/vga does not find the card.

Post by martin.alt » Wed, 23 Jul 2003 08:33:38


I mean the download you get directed to when "just" (sorry to sound so
simplistic) downloading plan9 at the default links ("Download the
Distribution"). This is in contrast to the daily build (in additonal
downloads the "Sources Snapshot") that is also advertised at the Bell
Labs download site.

Hope that clarifies stuff! I had assumed you failed with one of the
snapshots. The standard works fine for my TNT2. However I also tried
with a ATI Mach64: fine during installation, but after first "real"
boot, it just produces rubbish. Didn't pursue that as my TNT2 works
fine. Except on a motherboard that has an onboard Intel vga....

As an aside - great work you did on the mbr testing. I'll follow up on
that another time. It *** s me as well and I want to do more testing
there myself. Strange thing too, that (like with my Mach64) the
install situation is not quite the same as the HDD full boot
situation. Or whatever you want to call that ...

Later
Martin



Martin>>
Martin>> I can join the TNT2 woes...
Martin>> Downloaded a "current" CD image a few days back and had no
Martin>> luck with it. Also think it never got to actually running
Martin>> aux/vga. Stuck with current offical distro and that fine.
 
 
 

Re[4]: [9fans] Installation fails with NVIDIA card: aux/vga does not find the card.

Post by rgr » Thu, 24 Jul 2003 01:23:34


Martin>
Martin> I mean the download you get directed to when "just" (sorry to
Martin> sound so simplistic) downloading plan9 at the default links
Martin> ("Download the Distribution"). This is in contrast to the
Martin> daily build (in additonal downloads the "Sources Snapshot")
Martin> that is also advertised at the Bell Labs download site.
Martin>
Martin> Hope that clarifies stuff!

It does; thanks !

Martin> I had assumed you failed with one of the snapshots. The
Martin> standard works fine for my TNT2. However I also tried with a
Martin> ATI Mach64: fine during installation, but after first "real"
Martin> boot, it just produces rubbish. Didn't pursue that as my TNT2
Martin> works fine. Except on a motherboard that has an onboard Intel
Martin> vga....

I believe I used the "standard" one. I'll try the snapshot later this
week.

Martin> As an aside - great work you did on the mbr testing. I'll
Martin> follow up on that another time. It *** s me as well and I
Martin> want to do more testing there myself. Strange thing too, that
Martin> (like with my Mach64) the install situation is not quite the
Martin> same as the HDD full boot situation. Or whatever you want to
Martin> call that ...

It's likely a matter of different kernels and aux/vga on the install
floppy versus the main system.

I'd like to fix the floppy if I get the time. I would need to test on
both large (LBA) and older smaller drives, and I would need to
investigate how to detect what MBR to put on in each case (presuming
that one needs different ones). I won't be able to fiddle with that
for a bit however.

--Rob