Christopher T Park wrote:
Sounds familiar, but with Windows XP as the culprit. There is something>
> I have recently installed RedHat 9 onto my Compaq Presario 800 Laptop that
> currently has Windows XP. Much to my disgust, this installation
> process has been a complete nightmare.
fishy with those laptops from Compaq - not to say they're a bad purchase...
Only way I can think of is by removing it from the kernel; I believe you may> I will spare you the grueling details of my trial-and-error process, but I
> *finally* got the installed on a separate partition complete with a LILO
> booter. However, when I try to boot Redhat it hangs during the boot
> sequence with this on the screen:
> Real Time Clock Driver v1.10e
> Some people have had similar problems, but manage to continue with the
> boot sequence by pressing any key. No such luck with me, it just stalls
> forever. I tried moving the /dev/rtc file to another name, but this does
> not seem to work. I would altogether like to disable this particular
> driver. Is this possible, or does
> anybody know how to cirvent this problem?
want to use a vanilla-kernel, since RH is using the RTC for
performance-boosting for the desktop. Instead, you may want to try the
ck-patchset from Con Kolivas:
[url]http://members.optusnet.com.au/ckolivas/kernel/[/url] for extreme performance ;)
If you need any help compiling or patching, post it!
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