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Title: Intel H67 Motherboard - Here we go again
Post by: djcaetano on 2011.05.02, 21:16:32
  Hello!

  Finally my new computer arrived. It's configuration is as follows:

- Motherboard DH67CL (LGA1155)
- Processor i7 2600 3.4GHz
- 8GB RAM
- 2TB SATA HardDisk
- SATA CD/DVD-RW
- 950W Corsair power supply

  For now I am (sort of) using Intel integrated video-board.

  The results: TRAP 000d at boot on "Legacy" and "Modern Hardware Safe"
modes. On "Modern Hardware, ACPI" it displays eCS2.0 boot logo, but hangs
right there. Disabling boot logo did not provided any useful information: it
hangs as soon as Kernel version is displayed.

  I have tried SATA legacy mode (IDE mode) as well as disabling
multi-threading. Nothing changed (not even a little bit). I can't remove
the extra memory, since it would void the warranty.
  Any ideas?

  New hardware generation... new instance of old problems.

  BTW, Windows 7 x64 and Ubuntu x64 are booting and working fine (I have
not fully installed them, but until the moment the hard disk must be partitioned,
both installers run just fine).

PS: The manual states that the motherboard has "minimal support to
Windows XP, from Home to Professional"... it should boot eCS 2.0! :/

*** UPDATE
My problem seems similar to this:
http://news.ecomstation.com/article.php?id=24493&group=ecomstation.support.install#24493
Unfortunately, it seems no one was able to provide a solution.
Title: Re: Intel H67 Motherboard - Here we go again
Post by: rwklein on 2011.05.02, 22:33:25
 Hello!

  Finally my new computer arrived. It's configuration is as follows:

- Motherboard DH67CL (LGA1155)
- Processor i7 2600 3.4GHz
- 8GB RAM
- 2TB SATA HardDisk
- SATA CD/DVD-RW
- 950W Corsair power supply

  For now I am (sort of) using Intel integrated video-board.

  The results: TRAP 000d at boot on "Legacy" and "Modern Hardware Safe"
modes. On "Modern Hardware, ACPI" it displays eCS2.0 boot logo, but hangs
right there. Disabling boot logo did not provided any useful information: it
hangs as soon as Kernel version is displayed.

  I have tried SATA legacy mode (IDE mode) as well as disabling
multi-threading. Nothing changed (not even a little bit). I can't remove
the extra memory, since it would void the warranty.
  Any ideas?

  New hardware generation... new instance of old problems.

  BTW, Windows 7 x64 and Ubuntu x64 are booting and working fine (I have
not fully installed them, but until the moment the hard disk must be partitioned,
both installers run just fine).

PS: The manual states that the motherboard has "minimal support to
Windows XP, from Home to Professional"... it should boot eCS 2.0! :/

*** UPDATE
My problem seems similar to this:
http://news.ecomstation.com/article.php?id=24493&group=ecomstation.support.install#24493
Unfortunately, it seems no one was able to provide a solution.


What happens if you switch the hard disc controller back to AHCI mode ?
Are the diskettes unpacked to the memdisc (the white bar).

If it gets passed unpacking the diskette images to the memory disc.
In the preboot menu switch of the DANIS506.ADD driver and see if you get the message
that you need to insert the CD ROM.

If this happens thats good news! Because the upcoming eCS 2.1 will contain the  new OS2AHCI driver!

Roderick Klein
Mensys
Title: Re: Intel H67 Motherboard - Here we go again
Post by: melf on 2011.05.02, 22:48:04
[snip]...the upcoming eCS 2.1 will contain the  new OS2AHCI driver!

Roderick Klein
Mensys


This is certainly good news!
Title: Re: Intel H67 Motherboard - Here we go again
Post by: djcaetano on 2011.05.03, 04:37:23

  Hi, Roderick,

What happens if you switch the hard disc controller back to AHCI mode ?

  Nothing changes. :/

Are the diskettes unpacked to the memdisc (the white bar).
If it gets passed unpacking the diskette images to the memory disc.
In the preboot menu switch of the DANIS506.ADD driver and see if you get the message
that you need to insert the CD ROM.
If this happens thats good news! Because the upcoming eCS 2.1 will contain the  new OS2AHCI driver!

  Nothing changes! It seems the system is hanging way before any driver
is loaded. It seems it hangs on kernel loading!

  I disabled every single feature of the motherboard, but ... nothing really changes!

  :((((((((
Title: Re: Intel H67 Motherboard - Here we go again
Post by: djcaetano on 2011.05.03, 04:56:28
I was afraid this was an UEFI BIOS problem (since manual says it "supports UEFI this and that", but even FreeDOS boots nicely on this machine (including DFSee)... weird.
In fact, I have already tested: Win95, Windows 2000, Haiku, Windows XP, Windows 7, Ubuntu 8.4 and 10.10... all of them are able to boot, but Warp 4.52 traps and eCS with ACPI hangs on splash screen. Go figure...
In the past 20 years using OS/2 / eCS, I have never experienced a problem like this.
Title: Re: Intel H67 Motherboard - Here we go again
Post by: rwklein on 2011.05.03, 11:22:15
Well lets analyze. Because I don't think this has todo with EFI.

What happens if you switch on ACPI debug in the preboot menu and turn off os2 boot logo and then instead of hitting F10 press ALT F2 what does it hang on ? Screen01.sys ?

Roderick
Title: Re: Intel H67 Motherboard - Here we go again
Post by: rwklein on 2011.05.03, 12:33:27
Well lets analyze. Because I don't think this has todo with EFI.

What happens if you switch on ACPI debug in the preboot menu and turn off os2 boot logo and then instead of hitting F10 press ALT F2 what does it hang on ? Screen01.sys ?

Roderick

What your basically seeing with these hangs is that the device drivers are getting old in OS/2. Thats why for example eCS 2.0 ships with an updated testcfg.sys, testcfg2.sys. PNP.SYS and ISAPNP.SNP are no longer loaded in ACPI mode.
Its to phase out legacy code. Thats why DANIS506.ADD uses the /!BIOS switch by default in eCS to make booting on modern hardware more successful.

There is being worked on a new build of screen01.sys which has a lot of legacy code taken out. Some calls it makes to I/o ports can be deadly.

So OS/2 is not really outdated. Its the device drivers and that is being worked on. Most of that code is the DDK from IBM.
OS2DASD.DMD and SCREEN01.SYS. As you have seen with USB host controller drivers, thats being worked on well.

P.S. on the EFI stuff people please inform yourself. Its possible, but never tried that when you create a with bootcamp a partition for Windows and then take the hard disc out the Mac and copy a JFS partition it will even boot. Again I never tried.
But most EFI implementations ship with legacy support. Like support for A20 gate, PCI BIOS and INT 13 support.

Roderick
Title: Re: Intel H67 Motherboard - Here we go again
Post by: djcaetano on 2011.05.03, 15:49:17

  Hi again, Roderick!

  First of all, thanks for your patience. I know these problems are
awful to spot. On the other hand, there is almost not mention of
new generation hardware on eComStation.ru compatibility list...
Paul Smedley has bought one (Gigabyte) and now I have another
(Intel). Interestingly, Paul's board (based on P67 chipset) is booting
when selecting IDE mode for SATA (instead of AHCI), although he
experienced performance problems (already known, since most
updated drivers are still in progress). I thought H67 would boot
ok, since the basic change from P67 to H67 is the addition of
a video port to use internal video (inside CPU processor)... but
the reality is proving me awfully wrong. :/

Well lets analyze. Because I don't think this has todo with EFI.
What happens if you switch on ACPI debug in the preboot menu and turn off os2 boot logo and then instead of hitting F10 press ALT F2 what does it hang on ? Screen01.sys ?

  Well... the result is a blank screen with the following text:

--:--:--.-- ACPI_LOCAL_NMI: ProcID FFh LINT1 -

  And nothing else. When I disable all possible features* of my mainboard, it
seems to print a little more information, but hangs none the less... before
trying to load anything. The output screen is this:

----------------------------------
--:--:--.-- ACPI: MCFG @ 0xDAC4C1B0/0x3C (v1 INTEL  DH67CL   0x1072009 MSFT 0x97)
--:--:--.-- ACPI: HPET @ 0xDAC4C1F0/0x38 (v1 INTEL  DH67CL   0x1072009 AMI. 0x4)
--:--:--.-- AcpiOsTableOverride Ex:FEA2C140 New:FFC1FFA4 SIG:[DSDT]
--:--:--.-- Table [DSDT]
--:--:--.-- Table [FACS]
--:--:--.-- Table [FACP]
--:--:--.-- Table [APIC]
--:--:--.-- Local APIC address: FEE00000h
--:--:--.-- System also has 8259
--:--:--.-- APIC_PROCESSOR: ProcID 1h LocalApicID 0h - usable
--:--:--.-- APIC_IO: IO ApicID 0h addr FEC00000h INTI 0
--:--:--.-- APIC_XRUPT_OVERRIDE: Bus: 0h Source 0 Global SysInt 2 - Polarity active: Bus spec Trigger by: Bus spec
--:--:--.-- APIC_XRUPT_OVERRIDE: Bus: 0h Source 9 Global SysInt 9 - Polarity active: High 0 Trigger by: Level
--:--:--.-- APIC_LOCAL_NMI: ProcID FFh LINT1 -
----------------------------------

   Note: I am adding no parameter on ACPI driver. I tried it with several
of them earlier (/CD, /!NOD, /SMP, /APIC)... and nothing changed. The
APIC messages suggested a test with /PIC switch... but again, not a single
change.

   I am using eCS 2.0 GA (which means ACPI 3.18, AFAIK). Maybe testing the
3.19 beta could help? Just putting 3.19 files in the root of a pendrive would
do the work? (this computer doesn't even have FDC ports anymore!)

(*) I said before that I was disabling everything possible because I cannot
disable onboard video (my only video) nor SATA (CD/DVD is SATA) and
cannot disable all USB/USB Legacy, since this motherboard has no PS/2
keyboard port... and eCS CD boot menu (at least the first one) will not work
with the USB mouse with USB Legacy disabled.

   Thanks again for the help!
Title: Re: Intel H67 Motherboard - Here we go again
Post by: rwklein on 2011.05.03, 16:13:57

  Hi again, Roderick!

  First of all, thanks for your patience. I know these problems are
awful to spot. On the other hand, there is almost not mention of
new generation hardware on eComStation.ru compatibility list...
Paul Smedley has bought one (Gigabyte) and now I have another
(Intel). Interestingly, Paul's board (based on P67 chipset) is booting
when selecting IDE mode for SATA (instead of AHCI), although he
experienced performance problems (already known, since most
updated drivers are still in progress). I thought H67 would boot
ok, since the basic change from P67 to H67 is the addition of
a video port to use internal video (inside CPU processor)... but
the reality is proving me awfully wrong. :/

Well lets analyze. Because I don't think this has todo with EFI.
What happens if you switch on ACPI debug in the preboot menu and turn off os2 boot logo and then instead of hitting F10 press ALT F2 what does it hang on ? Screen01.sys ?

  Well... the result is a blank screen with the following text:

--:--:--.-- ACPI_LOCAL_NMI: ProcID FFh LINT1 -

  And nothing else. When I disable all possible features* of my mainboard, it
seems to print a little more information, but hangs none the less... before
trying to load anything. The output screen is this:

----------------------------------
--:--:--.-- ACPI: MCFG @ 0xDAC4C1B0/0x3C (v1 INTEL  DH67CL   0x1072009 MSFT 0x97)
--:--:--.-- ACPI: HPET @ 0xDAC4C1F0/0x38 (v1 INTEL  DH67CL   0x1072009 AMI. 0x4)
--:--:--.-- AcpiOsTableOverride Ex:FEA2C140 New:FFC1FFA4 SIG:[DSDT]
--:--:--.-- Table [DSDT]
--:--:--.-- Table [FACS]
--:--:--.-- Table [FACP]
--:--:--.-- Table [APIC]
--:--:--.-- Local APIC address: FEE00000h
--:--:--.-- System also has 8259
--:--:--.-- APIC_PROCESSOR: ProcID 1h LocalApicID 0h - usable
--:--:--.-- APIC_IO: IO ApicID 0h addr FEC00000h INTI 0
--:--:--.-- APIC_XRUPT_OVERRIDE: Bus: 0h Source 0 Global SysInt 2 - Polarity active: Bus spec Trigger by: Bus spec
--:--:--.-- APIC_XRUPT_OVERRIDE: Bus: 0h Source 9 Global SysInt 9 - Polarity active: High 0 Trigger by: Level
--:--:--.-- APIC_LOCAL_NMI: ProcID FFh LINT1 -
----------------------------------

   Note: I am adding no parameter on ACPI driver. I tried it with several
of them earlier (/CD, /!NOD, /SMP, /APIC)... and nothing changed. The
APIC messages suggested a test with /PIC switch... but again, not a single
change.

   I am using eCS 2.0 GA (which means ACPI 3.18, AFAIK). Maybe testing the
3.19 beta could help? Just putting 3.19 files in the root of a pendrive would
do the work? (this computer doesn't even have FDC ports anymore!)

(*) I said before that I was disabling everything possible because I cannot
disable onboard video (my only video) nor SATA (CD/DVD is SATA) and
cannot disable all USB/USB Legacy, since this motherboard has no PS/2
keyboard port... and eCS CD boot menu (at least the first one) will not work
with the USB mouse with USB Legacy disabled.

   Thanks again for the help!

Paul has/had 2 problems.

1. His video is slow because of an improper setup of the MTRR registers.

2. His hard speed is fixed. He ran an early test build of the OS2AHCI driver and his compile speeds went up quite a lot...

Try and boot ACPI.PSD with /EIS.

Its either the kernel that goes BOOM or its screen01.sys, thats my guess...

Roderick
Title: Re: Intel H67 Motherboard - Here we go again
Post by: djcaetano on 2011.05.03, 16:37:38
Paul has/had 2 problems.
1. His video is slow because of an improper setup of the MTRR registers.
2. His hard speed is fixed. He ran an early test build of the OS2AHCI driver and his compile speeds went up quite a lot...

  This is very good news, indeed. :)

Try and boot ACPI.PSD with /EIS.
Its either the kernel that goes BOOM or its screen01.sys, thats my guess...

   Well... I believe I've tested EIS before, but tried again... and no changes
on the output screen.
   Probably is the kernel going boom, yes... but maybe because it expects
some special configuration that is not being made. ACPI snooper is doing
a better job than traditional PCI Snooper, since when booting without ACPI
the kernel (or the OS2LDR) simply TRAPs with no further information.

   The really bad thing is this computer doesn't even have a serial port...
hindering the debug kernel useless on this machine.
Title: Re: Intel H67 Motherboard - Here we go again
Post by: rwklein on 2011.05.03, 17:05:09
Paul has/had 2 problems.
1. His video is slow because of an improper setup of the MTRR registers.
2. His hard speed is fixed. He ran an early test build of the OS2AHCI driver and his compile speeds went up quite a lot...

  This is very good news, indeed. :)

Try and boot ACPI.PSD with /EIS.
Its either the kernel that goes BOOM or its screen01.sys, thats my guess...

What you can also try todo is boot so you get the kernel trap and when it hangs press CTRL ALT F10 twice.
Will it ask for a floppy is so I will give you more instructions. We need to see if we can get a memory dump
to hard disc. Then we can analyse this.

   Well... I believe I've tested EIS before, but tried again... and no changes
on the output screen.
   Probably is the kernel going boom, yes... but maybe because it expects
some special configuration that is not being made. ACPI snooper is doing
a better job than traditional PCI Snooper, since when booting without ACPI
the kernel (or the OS2LDR) simply TRAPs with no further information.

   The really bad thing is this computer doesn't even have a serial port...
hindering the debug kernel useless on this machine.

Title: Re: Intel H67 Motherboard - Here we go again
Post by: djcaetano on 2011.05.03, 17:30:50
What you can also try todo is boot so you get the kernel trap and when it hangs press CTRL ALT F10 twice.
Will it ask for a floppy is so I will give you more instructions. We need to see if we can get a memory dump
to hard disc. Then we can analyse this.

   Humm... Nothing. The keyboard just gets ignored.
   :(
Title: Re: Intel H67 Motherboard - Here we go again
Post by: Mike on 2011.05.10, 22:16:40
I had some more luck booting OS/2 on such hardware, just later after wps was loaded i had a freeze. Can' tell more now as i had no time looking into it.
Title: Re: Intel H67 Motherboard - Here we go again
Post by: djcaetano on 2011.05.11, 05:51:03
I had some more luck booting OS/2 on such hardware, just later after wps was loaded i had a freeze. Can' tell more now as i had no time looking into it.

  Hi Mike!
 
  Which is exactly your hardware? Maybe mapping the differences we can find out what is preventing eCS from boot here.

  Regards!
Title: Re: Intel H67 Motherboard - Here we go again
Post by: RobertM on 2011.05.11, 22:16:42
What you can also try todo is boot so you get the kernel trap and when it hangs press CTRL ALT F10 twice.
Will it ask for a floppy is so I will give you more instructions. We need to see if we can get a memory dump
to hard disc. Then we can analyse this.

   Humm... Nothing. The keyboard just gets ignored.
   :(

CTRL-ALT (2x)NumLock
Title: Re: Intel H67 Motherboard - Here we go again
Post by: ivan on 2011.05.11, 23:37:08
Robert,  I don't think that will work because the keyboard is not there as far as eCS is concerned.  I had that happen once with a USB keyboard - keyboard dead until the OS/2 USB keyboard driver loaded.  It appears that Daniel is in the same situation except he can't get the OS to load.

ivan
Title: Re: Intel H67 Motherboard - Here we go again
Post by: RobertM on 2011.05.12, 00:50:44
Robert,  I don't think that will work because the keyboard is not there as far as eCS is concerned.  I had that happen once with a USB keyboard - keyboard dead until the OS/2 USB keyboard driver loaded.  It appears that Daniel is in the same situation except he can't get the OS to load.

ivan

On some motherboards, I've been able to get around that by setting USB legacy mode for keyboard and mouse. It makes (on *some* systems) the USB keyboard look like a PS/2 keyboard. Not all though.
Title: Re: Intel H67 Motherboard - Here we go again
Post by: Pete on 2011.05.12, 03:42:49
Hi All

A Hardware alternative is to use USB to PS/2 adapters; costs less than £3.00 for a couple here in the UK. No idea how much they are in Brazil though...

Regards

Pete
Title: Re: Intel H67 Motherboard - Here we go again
Post by: djcaetano on 2011.05.12, 04:02:50
On some motherboards, I've been able to get around that by setting USB legacy mode for keyboard and mouse. It makes (on *some* systems) the USB keyboard look like a PS/2 keyboard. Not all though.

  Hi Robert,

  I've tried... and nothing. It doesn't work even with keyboard in the legacy mode. :(
  And... there is no way I can use a USB-to-PS2 adapter. I *do* have PS2 keyboards...
it's the motherboard that doesn't have PS2 ports. In fact, it has no legacy ports at all.
No PS2, no serial, no parallel, no FDC controller, no PATA controller...  Sigh...

  But hey, I appreciate very much the ideas. :)
  I just do not want to migrate to Linux. :P
Title: Re: Intel H67 Motherboard - Here we go again
Post by: Paul Smedley on 2011.05.13, 15:34:32
  I just do not want to migrate to Linux. :P

Ahh linux isn't that bad :)
Title: Re: Intel H67 Motherboard - Here we go again
Post by: Mike on 2011.05.14, 21:00:53

  Hi Mike!
 
  Which is exactly your hardware? Maybe mapping the differences we can find out what is preventing eCS from boot here.

  Regards!

hi,
its one of the latest revision of an ASUS P7H57xxx motherboard, it also has such a crappy graphical EFI BIOS. After changing the setting of the SATA Controller to Compatible Mode it was working ok. It also has one PS/2 connector for the keyboard. You face problems with the bios or not latest ACPI level. The USB legacy support should work no matter what OS is booted as it will operate without any USB driver loaded, think about DOS  ;)
Title: Re: Intel H67 Motherboard - Here we go again
Post by: RobertM on 2011.05.14, 23:19:13
On some motherboards, I've been able to get around that by setting USB legacy mode for keyboard and mouse. It makes (on *some* systems) the USB keyboard look like a PS/2 keyboard. Not all though.

  Hi Robert,

  I've tried... and nothing. It doesn't work even with keyboard in the legacy mode. :(
  And... there is no way I can use a USB-to-PS2 adapter. I *do* have PS2 keyboards...
it's the motherboard that doesn't have PS2 ports. In fact, it has no legacy ports at all.
No PS2, no serial, no parallel, no FDC controller, no PATA controller...  Sigh...

  But hey, I appreciate very much the ideas. :)
  I just do not want to migrate to Linux. :P

OK, THIS may be clutching at straws...

I recently built a system that had those legacy options in the BIOS. It appears they only applied to a certain onboard USB controller and to a certain pair of USB ports. Inotherwords, enabling that option did absolutely nothing for 14 of the USB ports - and only affected the remaining two. That information was buried in the manual, and not stated like that... I figured it out because the manual made some weird differentiation between the ports, which left me guessing that the two in question were the ones settable to legacy mode.

I have no idea if that applies to you, but it's the second system I have run into with such a setup. One was Intel/Intel board, one was an ASUS AMD based board.
Title: Re: Intel H67 Motherboard - Here we go again
Post by: xchris on 2011.10.01, 00:03:52
Hi,

I have the same issues with 2.1 GA and an ASRock H67 m/board (core i5-2500). Putting the SATA on IDE mode did not help anyway...

chris
Title: Re: Intel H67 Motherboard - Here we go again
Post by: RobertM on 2011.10.03, 20:07:38
Hi,

I have the same issues with 2.1 GA and an ASRock H67 m/board (core i5-2500). Putting the SATA on IDE mode did not help anyway...

chris

Did you ensure you were using the ports that were able to be enabled in "IDE Only Mode"? I've seen a few new machines that only allow a subset of ports to be switched to IDE mode. For instance, SATA0-3 cannot, but SATA 4-5 can be switched. Thus, the BIOS settings for IDE/AHCI/RAID only apply to SATA 4-5 regardless of what's implied in the BIOS (I've seen some BIOS config menus that spell it out, and others where it's only spelled out in the manual).
Title: Re: Intel H67 Motherboard - Here we go again
Post by: xchris on 2011.10.04, 08:37:31
Hi,

I have the same issues with 2.1 GA and an ASRock H67 m/board (core i5-2500). Putting the SATA on IDE mode did not help anyway...

chris

Did you ensure you were using the ports that were able to be enabled in "IDE Only Mode"? I've seen a few new machines that only allow a subset of ports to be switched to IDE mode. For instance, SATA0-3 cannot, but SATA 4-5 can be switched. Thus, the BIOS settings for IDE/AHCI/RAID only apply to SATA 4-5 regardless of what's implied in the BIOS (I've seen some BIOS config menus that spell it out, and others where it's only spelled out in the manual).


good point ! thanx I totally forgot it... I think the HDD that I am trying to install the eCS 2.1 is on a SATA port that supports the IDE mode, but not sure 100%
I have to check it, but now now I am abroad so...... I will report back asap.

cheers
Title: Re: Intel H67 Motherboard - Here we go again
Post by: miturbide on 2011.10.04, 16:09:49
I have this hardware:
- Intel Desktop Board DH55TC  (http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/motherboards/desktop-motherboards/desktop-board-dh55tc.html)
- Intel i5 750 (http://ark.intel.com/products/42915/Intel-Core-i5-750-Processor-%288M-Cache-2_66-GHz%29).
- 6GB DDR3 RAM
- 200GB HDD SATA

eComStation 2.0 installed and booted fine with "IDE Only" mode on Bios (with SATA HDD).
eComStation 2.1 is now installed and booted fine with OS2AHCI driver with the SATA mode turned on in the BIOS. You have to also enable the OS2AHCI driver option when booting from the CD with options.

Title: Re: Intel H67 Motherboard - Here we go again
Post by: xchris on 2011.10.17, 22:39:59
I have this hardware:
- Intel Desktop Board DH55TC  (http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/motherboards/desktop-motherboards/desktop-board-dh55tc.html)
- Intel i5 750 (http://ark.intel.com/products/42915/Intel-Core-i5-750-Processor-%288M-Cache-2_66-GHz%29).
- 6GB DDR3 RAM
- 200GB HDD SATA

eComStation 2.0 installed and booted fine with "IDE Only" mode on Bios (with SATA HDD).
eComStation 2.1 is now installed and booted fine with OS2AHCI driver with the SATA mode turned on in the BIOS. You have to also enable the OS2AHCI driver option when booting from the CD with options.



I still get the effin trap d error... all off the sata ports are supported on IDE mode
I even installed Icaros (Amiga AROS) on a spare SATA  to check the IDE mode....
just the eCS 2.1 does not work properly as it supposed to work..
Title: Re: Intel H67 Motherboard - Here we go again
Post by: xchris on 2011.10.18, 18:11:24
btw. I think something is broken on the eCS 2.1 regarding the ACPI..
I set the boot menu to ACPI (not the "safe" mode) and the cd booted until the blue eCS 2 screen then stopped there...
Title: Re: Intel H67 Motherboard - Here we go again
Post by: gap on 2011.10.19, 05:15:45
Some of the new Intel mother boards can be partially used by eCs 2.1

Try this:
Install with "Own Values"
Select "Modern" Hardward
Select ACPI
add /SMP to ACPI parameters

Later when you see "Advanced Installation" select this option.
Deselect Advanced Power Management under Standard Devices.

This should allow an install to succeed.

greg
greg
Title: Re: Intel H67 Motherboard - Here we go again
Post by: xchris on 2011.10.19, 09:01:01
no luck using your suggestion...  :(
thanx anyway
Title: Re: Intel H67 Motherboard - Here we go again
Post by: gap on 2011.10.19, 16:16:56
I have had troubles with Intel boards for years.

One other setting change that sometimes works.

After selecting ACPI
use
/PIC /SMP
or just
/PIC

This disables the APIC (Advanced PIC) which fixes some machines.

greg
Title: Re: Intel H67 Motherboard - Here we go again
Post by: xchris on 2011.10.19, 18:48:12
same results too...

I think I will wait to see if the bug 0003093 will be solved one day....
(http://bugs.ecomstation.nl/view.php?id=3093)
Title: Re: Intel H67 Motherboard - Here we go again
Post by: djcaetano on 2011.10.20, 14:05:39

  Hi,

same results too...

I think I will wait to see if the bug 0003093 will be solved one day....
(http://bugs.ecomstation.nl/view.php?id=3093)

   I believe soon Mensys will release some fix to address this problem. On these new machines,
ACPI is obligatory and a new ACPI version is needed, since the version that comes with
eCS 2.1 doesn't support these systems.

   We must learn patience... or we will be dragged to the dark side... :)
   
   Regards,

   DJC