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.
I've got some progress
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. 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.
I've got the same problem booting on a AMD k6-2 CPU.
If I find a solution, I'll post it back here.
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...
- 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)
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