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Month: March 2018

Re: [trinity-users] my vanishing root partition

From: Felix Miata <mrmazda@...>
Date: Tue, 20 Mar 2018 04:52:03 -0400
William Morder composed on 2018-03-19 23:12 (UTC-0700):

> Bios: American Megatrends v: 0407 date: 09/22/2008

William Morder composed on 2018-03-20 00:42 (UTC-0700):

> Felix Miata wrote:

> Curiouser and curiouser. I feel like I have gone down the rabbit hole. 

Sounds like it to me.

>> Maybe that model motherboard was released with a BIOS too old to properly
>> support the E2200 CPU, and needs a BIOS update. You can find the installed
>> BIOS version via BIOS setup, or from the POST screen, or use dmidecode.

	# dmidecode bios-release-date
	# dmidecode bios-version shows latest is v408
dated 2010-06-08, almost 2 years newer than yours.

>> Testing for 64-bit support shouldn't be hard or need "techie" help. Fetch
>> and burn a 64-bit network install .iso instead of a DVD, a small fraction
>> of download size and time, and see what happens in clean / install mode.

>> Verifying 64-bit support would be another use for the Knoppix DVD or CD I
>> previously mentioned that a Gparted CD wouldn't likely be designed to do.

> One thing at a time ... 

Jumping out of one hole into another isn't an answer. Exactly what were you
trying to install when your techie determined it didn't support 64-bit?
"Wisdom is supreme; therefore get wisdom. Whatever else you
get, get wisdom." Proverbs 4:7 (New Living Translation)

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