The 12.1 kernel does not play nicely on my MSI Wind, both the huge.s and hugesmp.s, I have installed slackware under both kernels. I did find someone online that said he was able to boot with 12.0.
The major cause for error were two messages in the boot process.
The boot pauses for awhile, maybe 30 seconds, after giving this message:
"Clocksource tsc unstable (delta = -[numbers] ns)"
It then continues if you didn't shut down the computer and gives you this message:
"Module dependencies up to date (no new kernel modules found)"
And there it hangs indefinitely, it doesn't lock up, I can still type and press enter, but that's it.
To solve the first problem, I have booted with my Slackware usb, and added clocksource=acpi_pm and nohz=off to the kernel, no effect was observed.
There is at least one other person who has tried to install slackware on the MSI Wind:
I haven't tried installing 12.0, but with 12.1 we have the exact same problem.
So my current plan is to roll back my 12.1 install to the 12.0 kernel, because from what I've seen from other distro's this is a kernel problem.
The installation does give a warning: that if you are not using at least a pentium-pro, use the huge.s kernels instead of the default hugesmp.s kernels. I have installed both, both give the same errors. Is an Intel Atom (1.6 GHz) better or worse than an Intel Pentium=pro? The MSI Wind's atom is the diamondville processor, unlike the Atom silverthorne, it does support hyper-threading. Is the smp kernel for hyperthreading or just multi-core processors?
Here are the packages from 12.0
- from /a
- from /d
So do I need the hugesmp.s or huge.s kernel?
What are the differences between the huge and generic kernels?
Can I safely, realistically remove the 12.1 kernel packages and install the 12.0 kernel packages on a 12.1 system, and not expect any problems?
Thank you for your help with this, everyone!