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Closed 8 years ago

#50 closed enhancement (fixed)

i386 tarballs

Reported by: lodeiroja@gmail.com Owned by: bas
Priority: major Milestone:
Component: sali Version: 1.5.4
Keywords: Cc:

Description

Team, First off, I would like to thank you for taking the time to work on
this great product. The company I work for used SystemImager for years and
I've been hacking up the kernel/initrd.img for about the same to keep up
with the ever changing hardware and discovering your project has made my
life easier.

The reason for the email is to see if I can obtain a recent i386 tarball
with CONFIG_NATSEMI=m. I tried compiling my own, but there were a ton of
missing devel packages in my SLES11 SP2 box and it seemed closed to
impossible (ultimately, it stopped at mkzimage command which is not
available, I tried linking mkzimage_cmdline, but to no avail). The latest
i386 links to an older x86_64 build on your FTP site. I grabbed the latest
of each and here's what I have:

2.6.36.4-sali_v1.4.7 (root@gb-r12n8.irc.sara.nl) #1 SMP Mon Sep 12 08:55:40
UTC 2011
3.1.4-sali_v1.5.3 (root@gb-r11n7.irc.sara.nl) #1 SMP Wed Jun 20 13:25:24
CEST 2012

If it's too much trouble, I'll just build a gentoo box and compile there.

Again, Thank you for your time and efforts on this project.

Jose A. Lodeiro

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Change History (16)

comment:1 Changed 8 years ago by bas

  • Milestone SALI 1.6.0 deleted
  • Owner changed from somebody to bas
  • Status changed from new to accepted
  • Type changed from defect to enhancement

Thanks. Just a remark. can't you use the x64_64 tarball to install the image? You can run i386 binaries in the chrooted environment and CONFIG_NATSEMI=m is included in the kernel.config

comment:2 Changed 8 years ago by lodeiroja@gmail.com

The x86_64 kernel complains about the CPU not 64-bit capable, to use the
i386 version, soon after the kernel loads. It's a 1.2GHz VIA Nehemiah.

Thanks for the quick reply.

On Wed, Jul 25, 2012 at 1:40 AM, sali <sali@sara.nl> wrote:

> #50: i386 tarballs
> ----------------------------------+----------------------
>   Reporter:  lodeiroja@…          |      Owner:  bas
>       Type:  enhancement          |     Status:  accepted
>   Priority:  major                |  Milestone:
>  Component:  sali                 |    Version:  1.5.4
> Resolution:                       |   Keywords:
> ----------------------------------+----------------------
> Changes (by bas):
>
>  * owner:  somebody => bas
>  * status:  new => accepted
>  * type:  defect => enhancement
>  * milestone:  SALI 1.6.0 =>
>
>
> Comment:
>
>  Thanks. Just a remark. can't you use the x64_64 tarball to install the
>  image? You can run i386 binaries in the chrooted environment and
>  `CONFIG_NATSEMI=m` is included in the kernel.config
>
> --
> Ticket URL: <https://subtrac.sara.nl/oss/sali/ticket/50#comment:1>
> sali <https://subtrac.sara.nl/oss/sali>
> Documentation server for sali
>

comment:3 Changed 8 years ago by bas

Ok. I have to setup an i386 development environment. When i am finished i will let you know

comment:4 Changed 8 years ago by bas

CONFIG_NATSEMI=m is the flag for new kernel 3.2 and later, see:

comment:5 Changed 8 years ago by bas

Can you test the i386 version:

  • pub/sali/sali-i386-1.5.4.tar.gz

comment:6 Changed 8 years ago by lodeiroja@gmail.com

It's complaining that 'pae' is not supported by the CPU.


On Wed, Jul 25, 2012 at 8:34 AM, sali <sali@sara.nl> wrote:

> #50: i386 tarballs
> ----------------------------------+----------------------
>   Reporter:  lodeiroja@…          |      Owner:  bas
>       Type:  enhancement          |     Status:  accepted
>   Priority:  major                |  Milestone:
>  Component:  sali                 |    Version:  1.5.4
> Resolution:                       |   Keywords:
> ----------------------------------+----------------------
>
> Comment (by bas):
>
>  Can you test the i386 version:
>   * pub/sali/sali-i386-1.5.4.tar.gz
>
> --
> Ticket URL: <https://subtrac.sara.nl/oss/sali/ticket/50#comment:5>
> sali <https://subtrac.sara.nl/oss/sali>
> Documentation server for sali
>

comment:7 Changed 8 years ago by bas

That is an old processor. PAE enabled for systems that can have memory more then 4GB and this feature is needed to support XEN guest support. Which we need :-(. I will make a new on with this option disabled so you can test it. I don;t want to end up with a lot of different sali versions with different kernels

comment:8 Changed 8 years ago by bas

Just uploaded a new i386 version where PAE is disabled. On most systems you can use the X86_64 sali version to install i386 images annd for other embedded systems we ship this version with a lot of options disabled. So i only have to support 2 versions.

comment:9 Changed 8 years ago by lodeiroja@gmail.com

I'll try the new build in the afternoon. I do use the x86_64 version for my newer hardware, some of the images are 32bit and it works well. Thank you again.

Changed 8 years ago by lodeiroja@gmail.com

module not found

comment:10 Changed 8 years ago by lodeiroja@gmail.com

I was able to boot, but I think it's missing the natsemi module. See attached. Again, if this is an inconvenience, you may abort. Thank you for your time.

comment:11 Changed 8 years ago by bas

I forgot to set a kernel option. So i did not see the NATSEMI module. I now enabled it and build a new kernel/initrd with many more network cards enabled ;-). In our new version of SALI we use also a newer kernel where NATSEMI already is enabled.

comment:12 Changed 8 years ago by bas

A new tarball is available

comment:13 Changed 8 years ago by bas

(In [531]) Added some new 10/100 Mbit network drivers, see #50

comment:14 Changed 8 years ago by lodeiroja@gmail.com

This one works perfectly. Thank you bas.

comment:15 Changed 8 years ago by dennis

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from accepted to closed

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