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#1 2008-02-29 03:24:55

abienkow
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Registered: 2007-04-18
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VIA Epia V

I just got a VIA Epia V board from a friend and thought I'd try putting arch on it, it keeps rebooting after I try starting from CD.

I'm not sure which process is on there, but from the manual it says this...

The VIA EPIA-V Mini-ITX Mainboard includes an embedded VIA Eden Processor or VIA C3TM E-Series Processor.

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#2 2008-03-01 06:15:32

abienkow
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Registered: 2007-04-18
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Re: VIA Epia V

I've got some progress smile

I noticed that I was trying to load an old ISO, I downloaded the newest release, i686-200708-2.core.iso and things were looking better, it was booting and it passed the point of reset, unfortunately shortly thereafter, I got the following message; PANIC: CPU too old for this kernel. smile Does anyone know how I can compile new kernel with the support for this CPU and replace it in the ISO, so I can install Arch.

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#3 2008-03-11 17:05:19

quetzyg
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Registered: 2006-08-03
Posts: 129

Re: VIA Epia V

I've got the same problem booting on a AMD k6-2 CPU. mad

If I find a solution, I'll post it back here.

Cheers,
Quetzy


ZzZz...

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#4 2008-03-12 17:05:16

zenlord
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From: Belgium
Registered: 2006-05-24
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Re: VIA Epia V

Arch is optimized for i686, which means that older/incompatible processors are not supported.

IIRC there is a project 'Arch for i586', which might be of interest to you. Otherwise you'll have to settle for a i386-distro...

Zl.
/EDIT:
- AMD K6-2: http://sidux.com/index.php?name=PNphpBB … 8079#13198
- Via Eden: not sure

Last edited by zenlord (2008-03-12 17:13:01)

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#5 2008-03-12 18:46:19

quetzyg
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Registered: 2006-08-03
Posts: 129

Re: VIA Epia V

Damn!

Since I read on Wikipedia that the K6-2 from AMD was a direct competitor to Intel's Pentium II, I never thought that it was in fact a i586 in disguise.

Now I know where the problem is.
Thanks for the heads up wink

Regards,
Quetzy


ZzZz...

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