I'm trying to give arch64 a go, I've installed it but I can't boot it.
I used the ftp install CD and went about the installation as though I would with arch32. Everything seem to install but on booting grub loaded the kernel and
Decompressing Linux... Booting kernel...
is output to the screen then this single line is output:
kernel direct mapping tables up to 100000000 @ 8000 - 8000
and then it hangs. I then tried the install according to the arch64 installation page on the wiki, but used the ftp install iso as the 'host' rather than ubuntu or gentoo. No difference.
The machine is an AMD Athlon 64 2800; socket 754; newcastle core.
In fact full hardware specs are here, its the first machine listed.
I can boot the system using the kernel on the install CD, but I can't do much with it because the modules won't load, I expect because of the kernel on the CD is a different version to the one installed on the hdd.
How can I fix it?
APIC needed enabling in BIOS