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southbridge ICH9 and MT>3.1

Posted: Wed May 28, 2008 9:46 am
by DuDuS
Hello all.

Does anyone tried to install ROS higher version than 3.1 on motherboard with southbridge ICH9 on USB flash?
Only information: "Loading system" and hang up.
For me only workable version is 3.1. MT says that is the driver problem in kernel that they use.
They can't say nothing about when it will be fixed.

Any other expirence ?

My motherboard - Supermicro X7SBE (great hardware).

Meaby MT knows something more than last?

Please for help!

Re: southbridge ICH9 and MT>3.1

Posted: Wed May 28, 2008 9:53 am
by normis
Yes, this is known. Supposedly it has something to do with the new kernel that was used. We will see how to fix it

Re: southbridge ICH9 and MT>3.1

Posted: Wed May 28, 2008 9:59 am
by DuDuS
Thank You Normis !

I'm waiting for some good info :)

Best regards

Re: southbridge ICH9 and MT>3.1

Posted: Tue Jun 17, 2008 4:38 pm
by DuDuS
Hi MT Team.

How is working progress? Any chance for 3.11 without ICH9 problem?

Best regards

Re: southbridge ICH9 and MT>3.1

Posted: Thu Jun 19, 2008 4:24 pm
by DuDuS
Normis can You give me some information?

I'm waiting with 5 new routers, can't install them in user environment.

Re: southbridge ICH9 and MT>3.1

Posted: Wed Jul 09, 2008 9:40 am
by DuDuS
so there is 3.11 ......

hopefully updated and... "Loading system Error loading operating system"
there is a change, but still doesn't working !

MT Team when it will be working on ICH9 and USB stick ?!?!?!

please for some comment

Re: southbridge ICH9 and MT>3.1

Posted: Wed Jul 09, 2008 9:42 am
by normis
ICH9 doesn't make good friends with linux ... no idea how to fix it.

Re: southbridge ICH9 and MT>3.1

Posted: Wed Jul 09, 2008 9:45 am
by DuDuS
meaby ROS 3.1 is the answer?
this version works

You are proffesional You must know how to fix it!

wich version of kernel is used in ROS ?

any one have similar problem?

Re: southbridge ICH9 and MT>3.1

Posted: Wed Aug 13, 2008 4:01 pm
by DuDuS
3.12 - problem with ICH9 still not repaired...
MT team do You even tried to repaird this bug?
Can You just upgrade the kernel? (it should solve the problem)

We have problem to buy good motherboard with old ICH8 southbridge...
Every new motherboard has now new southbrige.
And We don't want to invest in old hardware too...

We have about 20 units in real environment with ROS 3.1 (only this version working) and we can't upgrade to never version...

Waiting for some good info.

Regards

Re: southbridge ICH9 and MT>3.1

Posted: Thu Aug 14, 2008 3:49 am
by changeip
i believe this is a problem with the intel driver in the kernel, it supports pata and sata in the same module. I believe you have at blacklist modules in kernel for it to work. 'blacklist ata_piix' or something like that. I ran into this problem with Debian and a CF-Sata adapter, it would see the device but time out like crazy because two drivers were trying to handle the same hardware. I am also using x7sbe - excellent motherboard.

Is it possible to modify the kernel commandline parameters upon boot on MT? Anyone ever modified the boot manager config?

Re: southbridge ICH9 and MT>3.1

Posted: Thu Aug 14, 2008 3:51 am
by changeip
ps - can you install stock debian etchandahalf (2.6.24) on that ICH9 and it works ? That would be a good test to see if its mikrotik specific or not.

Re: southbridge ICH9 and MT>3.1

Posted: Sat Aug 16, 2008 6:55 pm
by DuDuS
Hi changeip

I will try to install debian in monday...
I don't understand that mt team can't repair this problem since 3.2 version...

PS. Did You use this motherboard?
http://www.supermicro.com/products/moth ... PDSMA+.cfm
ICH8, IDE cotroller... looks better to use with MT

Problem with USB

Posted: Sun Aug 24, 2008 6:05 am
by onowojemma
Hi normis,
I install ROS3.13 on a usb flash disk but it take long time to boot it will display loading system and will would stay for like 10 min and later display some other thing and start services what could be the problem could it be a bug?

Re: Problem with USB

Posted: Mon Aug 25, 2008 12:50 pm
by normis
Hi normis,
I install ROS3.13 on a usb flash disk but it take long time to boot it will display loading system and will would stay for like 10 min and later display some other thing and start services what could be the problem could it be a bug?
make sure your USB stick is USB2.0 and that the port is also USB2.0
then try another stick in another PC, maybe one of the devices you tried is faulty.

We just tested USB flash with RouterOS and it worked fine

Re: southbridge ICH9 and MT>3.1

Posted: Mon Aug 25, 2008 10:45 pm
by Chupaka
well, one of our USB-installed routers boots about 2-3 minutes (the others - about 40 secs)... maybe some chipset-specific bug...

Re: southbridge ICH9 and MT>3.1

Posted: Tue Aug 26, 2008 5:26 pm
by DuDuS
onowojemma if You have motherboard with ICH9 southbridge it is impossible to run ROS higher that 3.1 version
we still waiting for repair this problem by MT team...

Re: southbridge ICH9 and MT>3.1

Posted: Tue Aug 26, 2008 10:20 pm
by Chupaka
DuDuS, ICH9 is the problem only if you use IDE disks. it doesn't affect USB disks

Re: southbridge ICH9 and MT>3.1

Posted: Wed Aug 27, 2008 2:21 pm
by DuDuS
hi chupaka, we have problem only with USB drivers (pendrives) ide/sata disks works fine for us
we tested 6 different flash drives and no one works.
MT know that the problem is there (kernel problem).

Regards
Michal

Re: southbridge ICH9 and MT>3.1

Posted: Wed Aug 27, 2008 3:09 pm
by Chupaka
well, our ICH9-based router works in opposite way: USB is working fine, and IDE - no =)

Re: southbridge ICH9 and MT>3.1

Posted: Wed Aug 27, 2008 6:11 pm
by onowojemma
Thanks for all the reply i try out another flash disk and the boot time reduces but nt still like IDE
well, our ICH9-based router works in opposite way: USB is working fine, and IDE - no =)

Re: southbridge ICH9 and MT>3.1

Posted: Thu Sep 25, 2008 7:34 am
by parrini
Anyone tested this (USB or Sata+CF) on ICH9 against 3.14? It's getting really hard to find older motherboards and I am reluctant to buy new ones...