Toshiba Satellite Pro C50-A-1MX



  • we have just had major problems imaging the above device, with nearly all kernals.

    it has an atheros network card which is not picked up corretely with kenal 3.8.8.

    we have just managed to get it to image with kernal 3.14.2 x32 but this kernel does not work for the majority of our other machines.

    we are running for 0.32 at the moment, are there any kernal updates with fog 1.0.1?

    Thank You
    Alun Jones


  • Senior Developer

    The reason the kernel takes a while is because of all the drivers it has to load.

    Basic kernel 101 here:

    Kernel’s are the foot print that communicates system devices with the software layer of the OS.

    With this, especially so in Linux, some systems don’t care what has to be loaded to boot, others care very much, as is the case with your laptops here.

    The reason it takes a while is because it’s loading the kernel and loading all the drivers in the system. Then the kernel checks the system for what it needs. If you where to have debug displayed, you’d likely see things failing all over the place as the driver being loaded doesn’t exist or is unusable on a particular system.

    I can’t tell you WHY it’s fast on some and slow on the others. Just understand this is the case.



  • Thank you, that one look like it work with all of our machines, it does take forever to load on the toshiba laptops though, loads faster on other machines.

    any thoughts on that?


  • Senior Developer

    You can try my kernel:

    [code]cd /tftpboot/
    mv bzImage bzImage_3.14.2_TOSHIBA
    wget https://svn.code.sf.net/p/freeghost/code/trunk/packages/web/service/ipxe/bzImage32 -O bzImage[/code]


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