Thinkpad 600e interrupt storm
list at understudy.net
Mon Feb 21 06:12:14 GMT 2005
Andy Sparrow wrote:
>>>>The ps2 utility is available at the IBM website. Just search the
>>>>downloads for your TP model number. You will need a bootable DOS
>>>>partition, floppy or cdrom for this.
>>I have downloaded 1yu603us.exe
>>which I believe to be the ps2 utility you were talking about.
>>Here is my silly question. How do get this file on a floppy when it is a
>DOS.EXE != Windoze.exe
>It's unlikely to be a Windoze executable.
>Get a bootable floppy. Personally, I'd use a FreeDOS floopy image, works
>very well for flashing DVD firmware and the like:
>Format a floppy:
> fdformat -v /dev/fd0
>Copy the image onto it:
> dd if=B9BOOT01.IMG of=/dev/fd0
> mount -t msdos /dev/fd0 /mnt
>Delete unwanted file(s) to make space for your program, copy your .exe
> umount /mnt
>And boot from it.
>If you do this often, check out the Universal Boot CD at:
>It comes with all kinds of free partition/disk/diagnostic tools and the
>like - even a Knoppix distro. It has a menu system, including an entire
>menu of DOS-based ones (it runs FreeDOS) and it's easy enough to frob
>your DOS utility onto a function key.
>Download the ISO, mount it up (on 4.x):
> vnconfig -c vn0 UBCD.iso
> mount -t cd9660 -o ro /dev/vn0 /mnt
>Copy the entire directory tree somewhere, add your own directories,
>modules, modify the menus etc. Instructions for making a bootable ISO
>from the new directory hierarchy with mkisofs are here:
>Get rid of the vn node after you're done by umounting it and destroying
> umount /mnt
> vnconfig -u vn0
Well this weekend has been one disaster after another. I tried to dd
the image and dd freedos neither worked. I went and found a windows
machine and got the ps2 utlity on a floppy. I should have left well
enough alone. I tried to shut off some of the unused IRQs it nevered
seemed to work right. Then the laptop wouldn't boot it would just
freeze in dmesg. I tried the 5.3 CD and it would freeze there also.
Several hair pulling hours later I got it to boot again. I got some
advise to try 5.3 STABLE , I was on 5.3 ReLEASE. So I went and did make
world to bring into STaBLE. Well STABLE didn't change anything . Except
that now my pcmcia card comes up driver allocation failed Dev ice not
configured. I have to admit I am really frustrated at this point. I
can't seem to get the IRQs to set up right. And I can't get rid of the
interrupt storms which started this whole campaign. Yes the storms are
still there. This really sucks. It's almost 1;30am and I have had no
progress and wasted my whole weekend and can't even get back to what I
orginally had. I can't paste dmesg or IRQ settings without typeing the
whole thing by hand abd i really don't feel like it.
My advice to the core group if they even read this. Knowing that I am
not an FreeBSD god is bring back the IRQ conflict resolution screen that
use to exist in 4.x because this sucks. Right now my only reason I
havent gone back to 4.x is the dwindling hope that this can actually be
resolved by a clueless idiot like me.
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