Acer AO-722 w/ AMD C-60 building a kernel

  • Hi,
    I am having some issues with new netbooks I got. Acer Aspire One 722’s with the AMD C-60 APU and an Atheros AR8152/8158 NIC.

    Running fog 0.32 has been great, and I downloaded the latest Kernel from the fog site to no luck. The most current Kernel will have a few errors when I pick anything that uses the bzImage (as normal) and then I get a “snowy” screen. That would make me guess VGA driver load issue.

    So I followed [url][/url] w/ Ubuntu steps and downloaded 3.2.12. I then tried booting, I was able to actually get to into the hardware compatibility test. So that resolved the “snowy” screen issue. However, when I run it, now the NIC (how the heck did it PXE! and bzImage) and Hard Drive aren’t recognized.

    From windows I have the following driver details:
    NIC: Atheros AR8152/8152 PCI-E FEC (NDIS 6.0) [I wrote NDIS 6.2, but that seems wrong]
    Hard Drive: Western Digital
    Controller: Standard AHCI 1.0 SATA

    So, that hardware seems common, so now I am trying 3.3 and hope that works…but was wondering if anyone could offer some help or insight on how to get this working. It seems like I need to add drivers into the kernel. Or perhaps a difference of the two would shed light on what has changed. I don’t know if 3.2.4 > 3.2.12 vary that much and hopefully 3.3 resolves this…

  • Even with the snowy screen, they still image.

  • Well I downloaded Acronis Backup & Recovery Workstation 11, made Linux based boot media and that CD worked with the Acer 722…because I am facing a deadline looks like I will have to purchase that…

    However, I notices its on a 2.6 kernel, but it was appened with -acronis so I am sure they heavily modded it, anyone know if I can extract that kernel and use it with FOG?

  • IDE didn’t change anything with the hard drive not being recognized.

    During the loading of the image, there is an error for atl1c…
    atl1c 0000:06:00.0: Unable to allocate MSI interrupt Error: -1

    The occurs as the first and last error, the others are all USB or HUB errors.

  • Just an update 3.3 had the same exact issue. I have seen numerous posts about the Alt1c drivers being patched into the kernel around 2009, so not sure why the NIC is not being recognized.

    Should I try IDE instead of AHCI for the hard drive mode in the BIOS?