Dell Precision M4800 Laptops
Was wondering if anyone else was imaging Dell Precision M4800s (rather, having luck imaging them). I have been using kernel 3.6.9-core for a while and having great success on all my dell platforms; but these are a new snag for me. I’ve tried several other kernels as well, but to no avail (even with Tom Elliot’s kernel).
Anyway, if anyone else has had any luck with these, please give me a shout. I’m looking into compiling my own kernel today to try and resolve this issue. If I’m successful, will post and share with you all as well. I’ve been creeping around here for 2 years while running a school district and now a college on FOG, so maybe I can be of some help if this works.
EDIT: To be a little more clear, can’t seem to get these to boot into PXE, they are hanging while bzImage is trying to load… can’t setup MTRR…
A 64 bit kernel is not compatible with a 32 bit init.gz. The 32 bit kernel I provide is the same as the 64, but in 32 bit mode.
I tried the 64-bit kernel provided by Tom for the registering of a new Lenovo T540p. Fog .32 is loaded on Ubuntu 12.04, a recent install.
After it loads the init.gz, I get the following text:
request_module: runaway loop modprobe bin fmt-464c
Starting init: /sbin/init exists but couldn’t execute it (error -8)
request_module: runaway loop modprobe binfmt-464c
Starting init: /bin/sh exists but couldn’t execute it (error -8)
Kernel panic - not syncing: No working init found. Try passing init= option to
kernel. See linux documentation/init.txt for guidance.
Prior to this I have tried several other kernels with no success. The furthest in the registering process has made it to an
"hdparm: ioctl 0x304 failed: Inappropriate ioctl for device" error.
I am not comfortable with Linux but have been working with Fog for the last 3 years with great success.
Awesome, thank you.
If you look on the WIKI article about the TomElliott Config, it display’s all the steps.
32 bit kernel worked a treat; thank you much for your assistance. I had just finished recompiling my own when you sent this one over. Just out of curiosity; what are your steps for building your own kernel (high-level)? I’m just getting into this arena and looking for good direction (been building/running FOG setups for a while, but not editing kernels). I took a look at the post by Ozzy in this thread:
I haven’t gotten to test it yet, but was just wondering what other people are doing to accomplish this. Again, thanks so much for your help!
Giving her a go; will let you know what happens.
They’re ready for download
64 bit is:
32 bit is:
Sounds great, thank you.
I’m going to remove mtrr from my kernel, give me about 30 minutes or so to give it a shot okay?
maybe a pointer (the mtrr part).
I’ll take a look at my config file.