[PlanetCCRMA] FC2.1vP9 - jackstart just quits...

Fernando Pablo Lopez-Lezcano nando@ccrma.Stanford.EDU
Wed Sep 29 14:46:02 2004

On Wed, 2004-09-29 at 14:05, Mark Knecht wrote:
> Fernando Pablo Lopez-Lezcano wrote:
> > Hmmm, I'm not sure. I don't know if I have that disabled... Just checked
> > and all "APIC" options are "y". Do you have acpi on or off in the planet
> > ccrma kernel boot line? The default is "on", so try with "acpi=off" in
> > the boot line. 
> No options of that type, but I am somewhat concerned now about the way 
> the kernel is booted. The grub line uses:
> kernel long_name ro root=LABEL=/ rhgb quiet
> 1) Why am I using a LABEL statement on a multi-distro hard drive? I 
> don't think I labeled the root partition of the Gentoo installation, but 
> this command seems a bit dangerous. What happens if there are two 
> partitions labeled '/'? I'll change that to just go to /dev/hda9 for safety.

Fedora labels the root partition and mounts it by label. Adding or
changing disk controllers can change the location of the drive and
disable booting because the root partition can't be found, but that will
not affect the boot process if mounting by label (for example, a drive
changing from being /dev/hda to /dev/hde). Obviously the scheme also has

> 2) What are the options rhgb and quiet doing?

rhgb starts the graphical boot, "quiet" is an option for rhgb. I usually
do without the graphical boot, I like to see all those messages
scrolling by. You should insert kernel options before "rhgb". 

> > I have seen problems with acpi=on and interrupts in an smp machine,
> > maybe it is not only with smp that that happens. 
> I'll try them both explicitly. Easy to make boot options in grub.

-- Fernando